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What Are The Risks Of Living Close To A High Voltage Line
A Shocking Reality: At the present time there is no known medical side effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. They are around us all the time. There is a similar debate about cell phone use and the possible association with brain tumors - something not proven. Your greatest risk is direct contact with the high voltage line in an accidental situation. Fire and electrocution are your greatest risks. ...Read more
Powerlines: This is controversial. There are several factor. How far away are from the power lines, and how much energy is there in the power lines. There are several books written on this subject and it takes a lot of study to understand the subject. There are devices you can purchase to measure how much effect you are receiving in your home from nearby power lines. ...Read more
Possibly: High voltage lines emit electrical radiation, which is different from ionizing radiation that is emitted at time of nuclear explosions. We are all exposed to electrical radiation, although, in different proportions. Home electrical devices give us some. Although, there may no significant amount of info on the effect of it, i've come across facts that prove its negative health effects. ...Read more
Pain, Complications: Pain is usually due to transient obstruction of the gallbladder, called biliary colic or chronic cholecystitis. If the blockage persists, acute inflammation may occur necessitating urgent surgery. Some people may pass a stone into the common bile duct; this can lead to serious bile duct infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. In general, the benefits of elective surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of living with a chiari 1 malformation? Is there anything I should keep an eye out for? Shiuld i get this fixed?
It depends: You can be completely a symptomatic with a chiari malformation symptoms can vary and the decision to repair this surgically is completely dependent on what your are neurologically consulta neurosurgeon or a neurologist and discuss your option. If you are not troubled by this developmental malformation you will be advised to do nothing. ...Read more
The dose that works.: There is no exact upper limit to Coumadin (warfarin) although the most I have seen someone need is about 12mg daily. Because Coumadin (warfarin) is so closely monitored with blood tests the right answer is the limit is the dose that gets you to your goal inr. Some people are genetically "coumadin resistant" and need much higher doses and people with high vitamin k diets also need higher doses. ...Read more
It depends: Estrogen levels vary in female day by day based on the activity of the ovaries. The first two weeks of the menstural cycle they're high, then after ovulation, go down. The higher the body fat, the higher the level of estrogen (estradiol) and weight loss would reduce the estrogen levels. If one takes unopposed estrogen in the form of pill or cream, risk of blood clot, cancer, etc. Goes up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't Rx lab values: Elevated bilirubin is not by itself dangerous (except to babies at high levels). It is a marker for illness but the big picture is the key. Several percent of healthy folks have Gilbert's non-disease with slightly high indirect bilirubin and a tendency to turn yellow if you miss a few meals. Isolated high bilirubin can be a marker for cholestasis from meds or hemolysis from any cause. ...Read more
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