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What can you do to help if you see somebody seizing?

What can you do to help if you see somebody seizing?

911 & position them: Call 911 immediately. Lie them down on either side (with head support if needed) and their arms & legs bent so they are relaxed & loose. If not lying on the floor, ensure they don't fall from the couch or bed. Point their face downwards & flexed forward just a little so that a) they don't choke on their own saliva or bleeding from a tongue bite and b) they don't hurt their neck. Wait for help. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell you tell if you have depression?

What can you do to tell you tell if you have depression?

Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression can include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, irritability and an impaired ability to function. It is best to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Medical causes should also be ruled out to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you broke your foot?

What can you do to tell if you broke your foot?

X ray: An x ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. Symptoms can include pain swelling and not being able to bear wight on the foot. If you are worried your foot may be fractured see your doctor and if needed he can order an x ray. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do if you tell them you're suicidal?

What will a doctor do if you tell them you're suicidal?

See below: Your provider will do a thorough assessment about your suicidal thoughts. If your doctor thinks you're in danger to yourself or someone else then, s/he will call 911 and/or notify authorities and you will be taken to the er for a complete psych. eval. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you go to a chiropractor, what happens?

Can you tell me if you go to a chiropractor, what happens?

Physical exam first: Which will then help the chiropractor diagnose musculoskeletal issues, may have imaging. From there, they will usually develop a treatment plan of manual manipulation to help with pain issues. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you have hiv?

What can you do to tell if you have hiv?

Testing: If you have been involved high risk behaviors or have concerns about seroconversion - please seek HIV testing. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell your dr. You think you have depression?

What can you do to tell your dr. You think you have depression?

Be open.: In whatever way you are most comfortable. It is our job to create a safe and open environment such that you feel comfortable. And we are the diagnosticians. Just be honest with your symptoms and details of how you feel. As depression is very common, your clinician should also help and ask diagnostic questions to help you share your story. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you broke your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you broke your ankle?

Fracture: The best way is an xray, but to determine without xay, did it swell up quickly and where does it hurt. Does it hurt on the ankle bones or ligaments. Some old fashioned methods are to put a tuning fork on the bone and if it hurts with the vibration it may be a fracture. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you are bipolar?

What can you do to tell if you are bipolar?

Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

Unless you know: Superman, as dr. Galland said, you'll need an x-ray to see a fracture. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have done something to your back?

How can you tell if you have done something to your back?

Pain: Pain and pain quality. If the pain starts to get better in a day or two it is probably muscular. If the pain gets worse and otc pain meds do not work, you cannot get comfortable no matter what you do then you need to see an md asap. If in doubt a trip to the md is worth the trouble. ...Read more

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What should you do to help if you see a person having a seizure?

What should you do to help if you see a person having a seizure?

Keep in control: Do not panic. Get the patient down and on their side, if possible. Do not restrain, but do try to be firm but not aggressive in keeping them calm and lying or seated and not trying to get up or run around. During the seizure do not put any thing into the mouth, but keep the airway clear and wipe the mouth. Call for hlep, but keep eye on patient and try to keep time record of what happens. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can you do if your asthma returns more aggressively?

Can you tell me what can you do if your asthma returns more aggressively?

Plenty: There are three treatment options for asthma: avoidance of triggers, medications and immunotherapy. Medications included a variety of controller medications and rescue medications. If one's asthma is out of control then a asthma expert should be involved in the care. ...Read more

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What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug(s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to not attack someone you hate if you see them?

What can be done to not attack someone you hate if you see them?

Attack?: This sounds very serious if you hate someone so much you're willing to attack him/her on sight. You may well have painful history with this person, and you need to consider other ways of dealing with this. Working with a therapist may help you with your anger, which may be part of more complicated issues also. If planning to hurt anyone, please seek emergency treatment in an er now. ...Read more