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What are the repercussions of running a 10k race with a hangover?

What are the repercussions of running a 10k race with a hangover?

Hangover and running: Many problems can occur. Alertness and coordination may be effected so a fall or injury may result. Also a hangover is usually associated with dehydration, and a 10k race can add to this and cause severe problems with dehydration and complications that can be serious and even lethal. ...Read more

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Hangover (Definition)

Various unpleasant mental and physical symptoms e.g., headache, nausea, dullness etc., that follow the consumption of too much wine, ...Read more


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Shared a sip of an alcoholic beverage with a stranger. What are the diseases and change of getting an illness or transfer of disease from this?

Shared a sip of an alcoholic beverage with a stranger. What are the diseases and change of getting an illness or transfer of disease from this?

Little if any risk: Just about the only risks from sharing drinking containers or eating utensils are for common colds, influenza, and perhaps intestinal viruses. Nothing esle to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm going through a lot of emotional trauma for a lot of reasons. What is the best suggestion? I might have a breakdown..

I'm going through a lot of emotional trauma for a lot of reasons. What is the best suggestion? I might have a breakdown..

Counseling: Having someone to talk to about your problems, especially if they are objective and in a position to offer coping strategies, if almost always of benefit for people under stress. ...Read more

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Can cfs be the cause of my total lack of energy and feeling that I've run a marathon whenever I do a a simple task. Sleep don't help and bloods ok?

Can cfs be the cause of my total lack of energy and feeling that I've run a marathon whenever I do a a simple task. Sleep don't help and bloods ok?

Chronic fatigue CFS: is Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the common name for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. That;s exactly what you have described. It is a manageable condition, but takes a long time. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a big part of the treatment. ...Read more

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When you have a long list of wide ranging symptoms, what is the best approach in talking to a doctor without coming across as a hypochondriac?

When you have a long list of wide ranging symptoms, what is the best approach in talking to a doctor without coming across as a hypochondriac?

Many symptoms: There's nothing wrong with hypochondriasis or other somatoform disorders -- if present, they can benefit from treatment also. Your physician will do appropriate evaluations of your problems and make sure you get the best help for each. Sometimes many symptoms can simplify to 1 diagnosis, and sometimes not. Aware physicians care enough to take your complaints seriously & suggest appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?

What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?

Not for recovery: It is a myth that a recovery workout will help your recover faster. But, some people say still do it because you are pushing yourself when your body is already tired. There is evidence of benefits of exercise in the so called "fatigued state", but for the casual athlete these benefits may be minimal. ...Read more

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What exactly makes accelerated orthodontics "accelerated"? I've done a bit of reading on accelerated orthodontics, but from what i can tell much of it involves tooth extractions and some sort of surgical procedure. Is there some way in which the actual br

What exactly makes accelerated orthodontics "accelerated"? I've done a bit of reading on accelerated orthodontics, but from what i can tell much of it involves tooth extractions and some sort of surgical procedure. Is there some way in which the actual br

Tooth bone surgery: A radical and more expensive method but effective to shorten the initial stage of orthodontic treatment. This can reduce treatment time by a few months to perhaps one year. The protocol does not facilitate bite correction which can take much time, although exceptional, some bite correction can be done with initial stage of treatment. Insist risks are thoroughly explained for concent. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of seeing a do instead of a md?

None: As far as I am concerned physicians with a do are every bit as capable as physicians with an md. There are no limitations. ...Read more

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I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?

I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?

Supportive meajures: Hydration, rest, vitamins. There is also a homeopathic medication named ENGYSTOL that will increase your immune response to the virus. Is OTC. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

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Will panic be worse when a person who has a history of anxiety uses an Epipen? If so, what are some options to reduce the severity of this symptom?

Will panic be worse when a person who has a history of anxiety uses an Epipen? If so, what are some options to reduce the severity of this symptom?

Unlikely: epinephrine used in the Epipen has very short half life of about five minutes and the dose is very small, in anaphylaxis epinephrine is the first choice, best wishes ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

Increased: An increased risk of stroke is one of the possible complications of hypertension. Other risks include kidney damage, heart disease, aneurysm, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis of all your arteries causing circulation problems for all parts of the body. Ask for a referral to a cardiologist for more aggressive management. If there is obesity then that needs attention as well. ...Read more

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What are the psychological affects of being held a hostage for a hour or two?

What are the psychological affects of being held a hostage for a hour or two?

Fear is the key: The effects will depend on - the background of the person in the situation, whether they have ever had problems with anxiety or depression and the nature of the hostage situation. The most important factor is did the person feel extreme fear that they might die or be seriously injured? If so, then they should watch for developing "flashbacks, " nightmares, periods of anxiety, avoiding people... ...Read more

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What are the causes of gum pain in a person with no teeth?

What are the causes of gum pain in a person with no teeth?

Have dentist evaluat: Perhaps you have a sore on the gum. Have the dentist evaluate it. Something may have irritated the gum, even a cold or virus may have irritated the gum. ...Read more

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What are causes of stomach flu and risks for elderly residents in a RCFE? How could it have been prevented? Length of time of this illness?

What are causes of stomach flu and risks for elderly residents in a RCFE?  How could it have been prevented?  Length of time of this illness?

Stomach flu: is caused by a virus, like norovirus. But in an RCFE I'd also be worried about the bacteria C. difficile. It can be prevented with careful and frequent hand washing among the residents and staff, and keeping contaminated items from being shared. A viral stomach flu lasts as long as 2 weeks, but a C. difficile infection can last longer. ...Read more

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Is getting and recovering from a case of the common cold of any benefit to my immune system?

Sure: When the immune system sees a new infection it stimulates the production of memory antibodies specific to, that organism. The next time the body gets infected these memory antibodies are immediately present inactivating the agent. The common cold virus however frequently changes so that the memory antibodies may not recognize it which causes an infection. ...Read more