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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
Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and i'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for prediabetes?-If you are on the upper range of prediabetes that is close to being classed as diabetes?
Diet: I would say the biggest thing is to be mindful of your diet and be very careful of how much sugar and carbohydrates you are taking in on a daily basis. This and implementing a more healthy diet in general with more vegetables and lean proteins and more exercise will help keep pre-diabetes from becoming full blown diabetes. Pre-diabetes is close to being classified as full diabetes but not quite! ...Read more
What kinds of things are considered artifacts that would effect a heart monitor and what's seen on the screen for the heart rate?
It depends.: Many anesthetics are what we call 'cardiac depressants" and therefore, if a heart is already weak or compromised(congestive heart failure) then the anesthetics themselves can worsen that. Most insult to the heart patient comes from the surgical stress response, and anesthesia will often times attenuate this. Each patient is different. Depending on what is wrong with the heart, we will tailor th. ...Read more
What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will
do in future to prevent it again.
Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is facial rejuvenation safe? What are the biggest risk factors when it comes to facial rejuvenation? Aside from the dangers of surgery, what other kinds of side effects are possible post-procedure? Have the chemicals or instruments used to perform these p
What are the potential risks involved when wearing sunscreen on a regular basis, and do they out-way the risks of not wearing it daily?
See below: Once corrected, there should be no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more
What are the factors that a doctor uses to determine the risk a patient faces having valve replacement surgery?
Many things: The risk depends on how severe the valve disease and wht the patient's other risk factors are. Age and the presence of other diseases would need to be evaluated to determine the total risk. Things like kidney disease, lung disease, smoking, other vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension would all increase the total risk to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Hypomania is a state where there is abnormally elevated or expansive mood with increased activity and irritability sometimes causing hyperthermia. This state may precede a manic phase in which case, the hyperactivity is heightened causing disruption of sleep, ability to think and behave appropriately. This affects one's ability to function socially and occupationally. ...Read more
Don't burn: There's no perfect answer. It depends on your risk factors for developing skin cancer. There are also many sources of vitamin d other than the sun including some vegetables as well as vitamin supplements. The main thing is, don't intentionally go out to get a suntan, and don't burn. You will produce vitamin d even if you wear some sunscreen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.
Cardiac output (Q): When q increases in a healthy individual, most is due to an increase in heart rate. Change of posture, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and decreased parasympathetic nervous system activity can also increase q. When q increases in a healthy but untrained individual, most of the increase is due to >heart rate. See your doctor re: health and pregnancy. This is individual assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference having high BP because of stress or of training specifically for your aorta? Which is worst short term for building aneurysms?
Transient bp : High blood pressure or systemic hypertension is a chronic condition in which the blood pressure is constantly elevated throughout the day; medical treatment Is needed to prevent long term complication such as stroke, heart attack or aneurysm. On the other hand, transient elevation of bp, by exercise or stress, is a normal response with no adverse clinical consequences. ...Read more
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