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What Is Heat Exhaustion And How Do You Treat It
Dehydration caused: Heat exaustion is caused by water deprivation. The body cannot cool itself by perspiration. Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty. ...Read more
Body Overheated: Heat exhaustion can be treated by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, but it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly. If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it", appear flushed, stopped sweating, high temp, etc, go to the er. ...Read more
Spinning sensation: Vertigo is the perception of movement. Persons with vertigo feel like being on a merry go round or boat. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting. Peripheral forms are due to disorder of the inner ear. Central forms may be caused by disorder of deep structures in the base and back parts of the brain. Migraine can produce severe vertigo. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Valley fever is caused by dimorphic fungi called coccidioidomycosis. The spores from this fungus are usually inhaled and can cause a mild febrile illness or a life threating infection. The fungi is usually found in the southwest. The greatest number of cases have been found in the san joaquin valley (valley fever), california. Treat with anti-fungal therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleasant Events: Dysphoria can be related to many things. It is important to try to establish whether there is an underlying medical or biological cause. But absent that, pleasant events is one of the best ways to help overcome dysphoria. Also, developing and engaging in meaningful relationships can help as well. ...Read more
See answer: Hepatitis a (hav), hepatitis e (hev) and possibly hepatitis f (hfv) are transmitted by enteric, that is digestive or by fecal routes. Hepatitis b (hbv), hepatitis d (hdv), hepatitis c (hcv), hepatitis g (hgv) and ttv, ...These types of hepatitis are transmitted by the parenteral route, parenteral meaning viruses introduced by all other routes except through the intestinal tract. Get tested for tx. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: It is usually a GI illness causes by viruses. Avoid Stomach Flu - Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash > ...Read more
Metabolism comes ?: Metabolism speaks to the heat generated by the bodies utilization of food stores, and the interconversion of one food, protein for example, into glucose. Obviously when exercising the body's metabolism is up, because food sources, glucose and free fatty acids are being used at an incredibly high rate! ...Read more
The "cold": Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the common cold viruses.It accounts for 80% of the colds & other upper airway problems in season.It is acquired thru contact with the secretions or droplets.It infests the upper airway, injuring nasal & respiratory cells causing drainage.You self heal with minimal immunity & can get it every year.Small babies can have major pbs with the drainage &wheezing. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and may prevent new lesions from developing. Treatment by dermatologist may include antibiotics, steroids etc.Hidradenitis this starts at puberty, persists for years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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STOP acronyms now: Someone more acronymically-attuned than i will surely be able to answer your question but i must comment that acronyms usually reflect provincialism within medical specialties. For instance i get consults from ophthalmologists so crammed with acronyms that I have to call them to find out what they mean. The new saying is "if you don't have the facts on your side, baffle them with acronyms". ...Read more
Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unconsciousness: Head injury severity is determined by the duration of symptoms following the injury. If you have wooziness for less than 15 minutes you are probably ok, if it lasts longer than an hour it is more serious, if you are unaware of your surroundings for more than a day it is very serious. ...Read more
Exhaustion - stroke: What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion they are on the same track. This often occurs when one starts out behind in their overall body fluid balance. But it could occur if anyone at any time with the right circumstances. Generally one has spent time in the hot sun or in a very hot environment while not keeping up with their water intake. Many times already starting out partially dehydrated. What happens next is a continuum of symptoms. It might start with fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness, or even fainting. Other symptoms could include nausea and vomiting infusion, excessive thirst, muscle cramping and aching, a slow or weakening heartbeat. The patient may also become drenched in sweat. If the above patient is untreated and the symptoms are unrecognized the progression of the symptoms would go from what's described above (heat exhaustion) to what is known as a heat stroke. So to simply put it a heat stroke would generally be a continuation and worsening of the symptoms described above. By the time a person has a heat stroke they have often gone from profusely sweating to not sweating it all, from a slow and weak heart rate to a very rapid heart rate, from a normal temperature to a very elevated temperature such as 104 -106°F. The patient is generally going to be very confused as they can also be with heat exhaustion. The patient may also have what we refer to as delirium to go along with their confusion and many times though even have a seizure. This is clearly a medical emergency and no time should be wasted in getting that person to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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