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What exactly do car fumes do to the body?

What exactly do car fumes do to the body?

Affect heart ,lung: Car fumes have carbon monoxide which can affect both respiratory and cardiac.In asthma pts fumes can exacerbate sx. Because the reduction in oxygen, fumes can cause cardiac ischemia or can cause heart attack as well. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about petrol burns to the face (not on fire, chemical)?

Do you know anything about petrol burns to the face (not on fire, chemical)?

Clean and cover.: Gently wash off (do not scrub, hand wash with soap and water.) Then applying a small amount of petrolatum (Vaseline) while still moist. If the skin is blistered/open/oozing, OR if it involved the eye(s) get prompt medical attention at urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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What do car fumes do to you?

What do car fumes do to you?

CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read more

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What does smoking do to the body across time?

What does smoking do to the body across time?

LOTS: Smoking is harmful to every system in the body. From damaging lung tissue to building up placques in blood vessels to loss of skin elasticity can all be attributed to smoking! ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what happens to our body when we get an accidental electric shock..?

How do I know exactly what happens to our body when we get an accidental electric shock..?

Shocks: At low energy levels, electric shocks stimulate the individual muscle cells to twitch singly. At medium energy levels, the muscle cells contract as a group within a muscle bundle. At high energy levels, the whole muscle group will contract. Shocks can also interfere with the electrical activity of the heart and brain resulting in heart attack or seizures. ...Read more

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What do heavy metals do to the body?

What do heavy metals do to the body?

Depends on the metal: Different metals have different effects. Almost all will affect the nervous system. You may consult this site for information: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heavy-metal-poisoning ...Read more

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How exactly do anti-depressants work? What do they do inside your body?

How exactly do anti-depressants work? What do they do inside your body?

Normalize chemicals: Different antidepressants work through different chemicals. Basically antidepressants help to make available and normalize the deficient chemicals in the brain that contribute to the symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the job of an occupational therapist? What do they do daily?

I want to know what's the job of an occupational therapist? What do they do daily?

OT's are great: Therapist that work with patients to improve function in fine motor skills, activities of daily living, rehabilitation from many disabilities, and works more with upper body and fine motor skills where as physical therapists work more with overall movement, ambulation, strneghtening, etc. ...Read more

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What does halothane do to the body?

What does halothane do to the body?

General anesthesia: It is a volatile agent (gas) that causes general anesthesia. It is sedating, amnestic (makes you lose memory) and analgesic. You don't feel anything, and are deeply asleep . No one know exactly how any of the General anesthetics work. Halothane is absorbed by the body and can cause rare immune responses. Halothane is longer available in the U.S., but is used in some parts of the world ...Read more

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What does spinning around do to the brain to cause you to vomit?

What does spinning around do to the brain to cause you to vomit?

See below: Vomitting is an automatic reaction by yiur brain to confusion about balance and position. Balance requires at least 2 of 3 senses - visual cues, balance of otoliths (stones) in your middle ear, and proprioception (special sensory bodies in your nervous system).When you spin around, you mess up your visual cues and the otoliths.So your brain is confused about which way is which (e.g. Up vs. Down). ...Read more

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What does spice do to the body?

There are: Entire websites out there were individuals share their stories as to symptoms they have experienced with spice. It is some really bad stuff, so i would highly suggest avoiding it. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to detoxify my body. What do I ask for at the health food store?

No need for store: By using the so called detoxifying regimens you would be wasting your money and risking hurting your health. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; restrict intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day; exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to stop bleeding in the lungs?

What do doctors do to stop bleeding in the lungs?

Several things: To stop bleeding in the lungs, we can correct bleeding problems, perform a broncohoscopy with an intervention, or blood vessels can be embolized. ...Read more

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What do alcohol do to your body if a child?

What do alcohol do to your body if a child?

See below: The same things it does to an adult only mangified due to size diffference. Respiratory drive can be more severely compromised and electrolyte abnormalities should can be affected. ...Read more

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What do plastics do to the immune system?

What do plastics do to the immune system?

Plastics: Manufacturing plastics can cause allergic reactions in some by the chemicals that create the plastics. Most hardened plastics would not influence the immune system. Trace amounts of plasticizer can be found in industrialized societies but their meaning in humans is still being studied. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you do meth?

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What happens to your body when you do meth?

Meth: Your metabolism goes into overdrive, so your lungs, liver, heart & brain are under excess pressure, leading to agitation, breathing problem, heart arrhythmias, etc. ...Read more

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If you see tornado when driving, how do you know whether to stop and hide, or stay in the car and drive?

If you see tornado when driving, how do you know whether to stop and hide, or stay in the car and drive?

Hide in a ditch.: Tornados move very rapidly if you see one, and it is always better to find a low spot by the roadside like a ditch or culvert, because cars become airborne if involved with the tornado and they don't have wings like an airplane to land "safely". ...Read more

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What does nicotine do to the body?

What does nicotine do to the body?

Many things: first and foremost it causes a very significant physical dependency, with a withdrawal syndrome complete with anxiety, irritability, headache, poor sleep and intense craving. It is also a cardiac stimulant and over time is partly responsible for the increase in arteriosclerotic heart disease (and other vascular disease) found in smokers and users of smokeless tobacco&e-cigs as well. ...Read more

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What to do about why can't breathe in the car?

What to do about why can't breathe in the car?

Panic: Trouble breathing when Ina car may signal an anxiety disorder or panic attack. Suggest seeing your doctor or a counselor for help. ...Read more