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What happens to your body when you stop eating?

What happens to your body when you stop eating?

It does not get any : No food means no energy. It is like a car without fuel in it. So food is what gives us energy. If you do not eat food, your body starts to break down your flesh/muscles and you become weaker and lose weight...So it is not a good idea to stop eating altogether. If you want to lose weight, eat less than normal but you still need to eat about half to two thirds of your usual normal intake of food. ...Read more

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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What happens to the body when you have hypertension?

What happens to the body when you have hypertension?

See below: Short term: nothing Long term: damage to the kidney, heart ,and brain. It's the leading cause of stroke and a major cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, & heart attack. ...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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What happens to the body when you have asthma?

What happens to the body when you have asthma?

Breathing problems: The main issue is breathing problems. Your airways get narrower, they get inflamed and they also fill with mucus. These changes lead to shortness of breath, cough, etc. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you withdraw from caffeine?

What happens to your body when you withdraw from caffeine?

Withdrawal symptoms.: Withdrawal sxs can occur with too rapid a taper. Caffeine withdrawal sxs can last a up to two weeks & can begin 12 to 36 hours after you stop caffeine use. Symptoms can include nervousness, irritability, low mood, mood swings, feeling tired, headaches, poor concentration, nausea, vomiting & muscular aches & pains. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

Long List Bad Things: Include: malnutrition, heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair loss, tooth loss, body hair, bone loss, etc. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/14wd5ib. One stat: about 24 million people in us suffer from an ed. One ed, anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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What is happening in the body when you starve?

What is happening in the body when you starve?

Starve: Great question. Best reference is Ancel Keys Biology of Starvation. Good discussion in wikipedia. 1. lose weight. 2. lose salt 3 BP goes down 4. Get hungry 5. Metabolism rate goes down. 6. Heart slows down. 7. Faint 8. Die. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you get malaria?

What happens to your body when you get malaria?

Depends on kind of: malaria you get, your baseline health etc. Malaria symptoms may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, and eye problems. ...Read more

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What happens if your body rejects the defibrillator?

What happens if your body rejects the defibrillator?

Rejection: A AICD is a metal encased device, rejection is not an issue. The body will encase the device with fibrous tissue. Rejection is an issue with body tissue and not a metal device. So be assured. ...Read more

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What happens to a coma patient when you stop the life support machine?

What happens to a coma patient when you stop the  life support machine?

Depends: It really depends on whether the brains respiratory center has been damaged and the extent of the damage. Many people with coma still have spontaneous respirations and do not need life support to continue their breathing. ...Read more

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What will happen to your body when you overdose on oxycodone?

What will happen to your body when you overdose on oxycodone?

Stop breathing: Overdose of narcotic medications such as oxycodone will result in a number of effects depending on the dose to include: unconsciousness and decrease in respiratory rate. The most dangerous effects of overdose is the cessation of respiration which will quickly result in a cardiac arrest and death if not reversed. ...Read more

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What will happen to your body when you overdose on oxycodone?

What will happen to your body when you overdose on oxycodone?

Narcotic(Opioid) OD: Overdose with any opioid will potentially cause the following: respiratory depression, hypotension, shock and/or subsequent respiratory and cardiac arrest if not treated. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when you have skin cancer?

What happens to the body when you have skin cancer?

Depends on type: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous and basal skin cancers tend to stay locally on the skin and grow larger over time. Melanoma has the ability to travel to distant places in the body and form new tumors. ...Read more

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What happens when to your body when you have low sodium?

What happens when to your body when you have low sodium?

Depends how low: A little low (130-140) - no symptoms moderately low (120-130) - fatigue and malaise very low (<120) - risk of seizures and coma; eventual death. ...Read more

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What happens to the sugar in your body when you're hypoglycemic, where does it go?

What happens to the sugar in your body when you're hypoglycemic, where does it go?

Hypoglycemia: Hello. when our body is resting we convert sugar to fat. But when we dont eat normally body tries to convert fat to sugar to help with brain as brain uses glucose. Sometimes when body is in stress, we end up utilizing more sugar than body can make especially when fasting and thats when sugars drop. ...Read more

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When you stop birth control how long is the phase of your hormones going crazy to balance out if this even happens?

When you stop birth control how long is the phase of your hormones going crazy to balance out if this even happens?

About a day: Your hormone levels will start to rise to their normal levels about 1 day after you take your last pill and all of the effects of birth control pills are out of your system in about days. There is no time where your hormones go crazy. Your ovaries which were suppressed while on the pill start working again and you return to whatever your normal hormone state was before you started the pill. ...Read more

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What happens to your body immediately after decapitation?

You die: Decapitation severs the major blood vessels feeding the brain and the spinal cord where it exits the head. The heart may beat for a short period, with massive loss of blood occuring. When sufficient blood is lost, the organs shut down at varying rates. The kidney & liver, for example, may remain viable for about 4 hours & could theoretically be transplanted. Nerve tissue and heart will deteriorate ...Read more