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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Unconsciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a long-term state of unconsciousness.

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What can cause unconscious teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism) whilst asleep?

Clenching: Stress...The body subconsciously clenches and grinds in the sleep to try and alleviate the stress. A night guard is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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What does a fast heart rate on an unconscious victim mean?

What does a fast heart rate on an unconscious victim mean?

Too broad: It can mean many things. Sepsis, shock from bleeding, pulmonary embolus etc. Need to have more info than just tachycardia. ...Read more

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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

A sudden loss of consciousness may be a stroke. In fact, a stroke can occur suddenly and abruptly. ...See more

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How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious ?

How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious ?

Call 911: Not sure what scenario you are describing but an unconscious person with a nosebleed warrants EMS to figure things out. ...Read more

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If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly depends on what caused the coma and if damage (if any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions. ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence (ui), involuntary urination, is any involuntary leakage of urine. ...See more

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Should paramedics ask family about dnr status before treating when called to the home of unconscious 92 yo person?

Should paramedics ask family about dnr status before treating when called to the home of unconscious 92 yo person?

Yes: If patient is dnr, they should not have been called in the first place, and they should not provide heroic measures. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister has high BP and diabetics and last summer she fell unconscious. after so much treatment, she is stil?

What do you suggest if my sister has high BP and diabetics and last summer she fell unconscious. after so much treatment, she is stil?

See specialist: as current MD should have been successful by now, IF YOUR SISTER HAS BEEN FOLLOWING MDs instructions/ medications ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Schedule a urination timetable and follow it. Avoid medication without talking to your doctor. ...See more

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What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

Many causes: Losing consciousness is always a serious matter ranging from an emotional trauma (fainting) to a seizure or stroke. Always seek medical care and good luck. ...Read more

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