Something everyone should read
You covered the basics pretty decently. However, you say
"If the line does not go away after a day, go to the doctor or hospital".
Don't wait. If you see a line like this, go directly to an ER. It's a sign of severe infection, and it can and does kill people.
> Phoebe from Friends
Fun fact: I have a graduate degree in counseling, and during my psychopathology class, the professor used famous people and fictional characters as examples of various mental health disorders. She diagnosed Phoebe with mild schizotypal disorder.
Edit: Fun! Here are the other people she used as models:
Sociopathy: Tony Soprano ("What am I, like, a toxic person or something?")
Addiction: Whitney Houston (the clips she played to show Whitney's rationales for her addiction-seeking behavior were heartbreaking)
OCD: Monk (from the TV show "Monk"--that one was pretty easy)
and last but not least... I'm so sorry to do this, this not being a political post and all, but...
Narcissism: Donald Trump. She played clip after clip exhibiting grandiosity, lack of empathy for others, jealousy, arrogance, etc etc. Clips from The Apprentice, interviews with him, tweets, etc. And, keep in mind, I finished my graduate degree in 2014, so this was before he was a contender for the presidency, so the professor wasn't being political.
>Officials distribute five bottles of water per person each week to ration the resources
I'm going to assume the 'bottles' are gallons, because otherwise the ration is just insane. Even if they get 5 gallons a week, that's not enough water for some. On average, a healthy man should drink .78 gallons of water a day. It would be enough water for women, who should drink .57 gallons of water a day.
it's also how Body Dysmorphia works
edit: just want to say i'm touched by all the stories i've received of people struggling with BD. Stay strong everyone! You are definitely not alone!
Quick facts for y'all about testicular cancer and why you should be conscious of your risks. My buddy was able to catch it early, so his outlook is incredibly promising. Please be aware of your risks and the symptoms.
Please please please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of testicular cancer.
It's important to emphasize that Dissociation has multiple meanings. You are specifically experiencing "a sense that self or the world is unreal (depersonalization and derealization)."
The feeling is very common, with roughly 1/3 of people reporting having had experienced it at some point in their life time. When these experiences become frequent and interfere with daily life, they can be part of a disorder known as Depersonalization-derealization disorder.
Here's some information about it and its symptoms from the Mayo Clinic.
According to the article, you should see a doctor if you have feelings of depersonalization or derealization that:
-Are disturbing you or are emotionally disruptive
-Don't go away or keep coming back
-Interfere with work, relationships or daily activities
Tell them you found out it's actually Plantar fasciitis; a common injury to runners. It's EXTREMELY painful but there's no exterior symptoms.
These are terrible. They can cause dangerous situations as well as retarding the development of actually learning to walk.
Oh yes it is. It took more than six months for me to get diagnosed with a life threatening disease, because they kept asking me over and over if I was anxious or depressed or pregnant.
Nope, Addison's Disease. Nearly died. Twice.
My deepest sympathies; miscarrying is one of the hardest struggles of life.
I want you to know that miscarriages are common. Nearly 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. It is a deeply shit feeling, but know that many others around you have felt this way, too.
Shit, I forgot that that existed for a second. Makes sense when you look at the patterns where it meets other shades. I had a friend with this condition. I'll leave my comment so people wondering the same thing have a possible explanation.
Narcissism. For those who don't want to click the link, here are the signs/symptoms of a narcissist;
Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
Exaggerate achievements and talents
Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people
Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
Take advantage of others to get what they want
Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
Be envious of others and believe others envy them
Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious
Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office
Also, people with narcissistic personality disorder have difficulty dealing with anything they think of as criticism. When confronted they can:
Become impatient or angry when they don't receive special treatment
Have significant interpersonal problems and easily feel slighted
React with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make themselves appear superior
Have difficulty regulating emotions and behavior
Experience major problems dealing with stress and adapting to change
Feel depressed and moody because they fall short of perfection
Have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation
Trump practically checks off everything on this list.
No. A concussion is caused by trauma to the cranium that causes the brain to contact the inside of the skull with enough force to cause an injury. Since insects lack endoskeletons and dedicated brain cases, any trauma that may be sufficient to cause a concussion will simply kill the insect outright.
You have subscribed to bat facts:
>Histoplasmosis is caused by the spores of a fungus that grows on bat droppings. Rare cases of the more severe disseminated histoplasmosis can be fatal.
I had to google what the F is Graves Disease holy shit that might sounds like being in menopause all your life and pmsing at the same time.
Daily exercise. Don't think about it, don't decide to do it, just do it.
Aside from the obvious health benefits, it usually improves your appearance, which is important to most people, but also releases 'feel good' chemicals into the brain.
I'm always in the best shape when I think of going to the gym as like going to the bathroom. I can't NOT do it. It just has to be done.
Here's some info from the Mayo clinic on it
According to this site: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/maois/faq-20058035
The foods don't interfere with the medication, but:
>Medications called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) block an enzyme known as monoamine oxidase, which breaks down excess tyramine in the body. Blocking this enzyme helps relieve depression.
>If you take an MAOI and you eat high-tyramine foods, tyramine can quickly reach dangerous levels. This can cause a serious spike in blood pressure and require emergency treatment.
It doesn't sound like it neutralizes them, like Citric Acid does with things like Adderrall or Grapefruit and Statins.
And what was their quality of life like, I wonder? My 60+ year old, 300+lb mother is alive but miserable with a laundry list of "mysterious" ailments that have prevented her from doing a great many things. It's honestly heartbreaking to see her missing out on so many things in her life and the lives of her children.
Edit: for example
/u/tbibenji ran the numbers on the cost, but as far as "dying of multiple nutrient deficiencies" goes, it would probably take less time than you think. Given the amount of water in lettuce, you'd probably develop hyponatremia pretty quickly and die from that if you aren't treated.
edit: turns out, you wouldn't at all!
This could be very helpful. This could stop cancer from metastasizing, or spreading from the origin. Which idk stats for offhand but I know it's not an uncommon complication.
Edit: found an example. Early stage lung cancer is a 56% survival rate. If it's already metastisized, it plummets to 5%. Not knowing diagnosis stats, it sounds like it could save some lives.
Nothing bizarre about it. I don't remember all the details, but if mom and kid have an incompatibility of blood type, pregnancy can be life threatening. My money says that this woman is at risk for the condition....and a quick google implies that I'm on the right track as the baby being RH+ is a trigger for women who have an RH-.
Again, this woman is trying to trap the rich dude by getting pregnant.
edit2: an article discussing the issue
I had VERY aggressive advanced acute myeloid leukemia and went to Mayo clinic in the US for treatment. PLEASE see my top level comment. This is beatable!!
Please get in contact with Dr. Mrinal Patnaik at Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is highly specialized in leukemia and stem cell transplants/post transplant care. He literally lives for this and is one of the most sincere and extremely intelligent people you will ever meet.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me and I will try to answer/help how I can.
You didn't ask for advice or suggestions, but... is it possible that what you have is not recurrent UTIs, at all, but rather interstitial cystitis? I only bring it up because you mentioned the standard preventive measures for UTIs not helping, and I have a friend in your situation who was recently diagnosed with this lesser known condition.
This is late stage lymphedema. If you've had it long enough you start to have skin changes that form thick plaques. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lymphedema/symptoms-causes/syc-20374682
It sounds like you are feeling an anal fissure. You probably need to clean up your diet, add fiber, and drink more water. In addition, you can take a stool softener.
If you don't take care of this and fix it, you're going to be in a world of pain and misery. It can get worse, where the pain doesn't go away and you get scared to even go poop because of it.
Ok you've heard it here. You've been warned.
Apparently she was only able to get pregnant at all because her body underwent puberty way too early. That is so bizzare.
Eating less is the one huge thing that will reduce someone's weight. Which is the topic at hand.
Even at the extreme, a person weighing 300 pounds will burn about 170 calories, per mile. There's no way a 300 pound person is walking faster than 2mph especially if it's for more than a couple miles. If they weigh less than that then they burn less calories.
In comparison a candy bar, a hotdog, or two tablespoons of butter/peanut butter is approximately 200 calories.
To lose a pound of fat you need to have a deficit adding up to 3,500 calories. That's about twenty miles.
It's far easier to cut out calories than it is to burn them off by walking. It's misleading to the point of intellectual dishonesty to pretend that exercise is an effective way to lose weight compared to dieting.
Venus has sjogren’s syndrome. Auto-immune diseases like this cause inflammation and severe fatigue. Her talent level is likely just as high as Serena’s, but when your body lets you down, there’s only so much that talent can do to compensate.
Admitted. I went with Mayo Clinic's assessment: "A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute." However as these guys are likely athletes, that rate should err to the low end. So...lets say it's a resting heart rate for someone driving a 20-story robot into a brawl?
You found the cure for her - yet it is not common knowledge today nor is it obvious there is treatment. A quick look on Mayo Clinic website says there is no cure, and treatment options don’t include antifungals. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353760
Thank you for sharing your adventure on reddit. I now implore you to share your knowledge to the rest of the medical world.
Recommendation for Trump from the Mayo Clinic:
>Vitamin B-12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. Vitamin B-12 deficiency — most common in older adults and vegetarians — can cause various signs and symptoms, including memory loss. In these cases, vitamin B-12 supplements can help improve memory.
Trump is given far too much credit both by supporters (who think his epic failures as president are “4D chess” and only looks like incompetence because we can’t understand his master plan) and by critics (who think he has tones of subtle evil conspiracies).
Both are wrong. He’s just an idiot who (literally) has narcissistic personality Disorder and serious age-related cognitive decline. These combine to make him do whatever he thinks best serves himself at any given moment, and since he’s been rich (not even close to as rich as he claims but rich enough) his whole life he doesn’t grasp that actions have consequences.
Why do I think he has NPD? Because he has <em>every single symptom without exception</em>.
This has been studied and it's something to do with fetal alcohol syndrome. I'm not even kidding. FAS is also associated with a number of mental illnesses and cognitive dysfunctions to include:
>Physical defects may include:
>Distinctive facial features, including small eyes, an exceptionally thin upper lip, a short, upturned nose, and a smooth skin surface between the nose and upper lip
Thin lip- check
Smooth passage between thin lip and nose- check
I'd say mom couldn't put the Pabst down for sure.
> You've probably heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal.
> Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough. But other people might need more.
Yes, it's BS.
You should also be aware of this. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/symptoms-causes/syc-20350527
Vasovagal Syncope is more common than I ever thought and I noticed the muffled sounds often too. After lots of testing they found that I pass out on a "tilt table test". Basically, if I stand too quickly I'm prone to the drop in blood pressure (which causes muffled sounds and fainting occasionally).
I am not a professional but I believe your symptoms are highly suggestive of clinical depression. If so, this is not something you can "power" your way out of. Nor is it reflective of any deficit on your part. It's also bigger than any one semister. There are also some other physical problems that can cause this too so depression is not the only possibility.
Contact your primary care physician ASAP. They will help you find the right path to take. If it is depression, I've lived (successfully) for years with this condition. Don't take no for an answer. You can't do this on your own.
Check out this Mayo Clinic link and see if it rings any bells.
Copper IUDs are also prone to making periods far more painful and bloody.
>Side effects associated with ParaGard include:
>>Bleeding between periods
>>Severe menstrual pain and heavy bleeding
To people reading this considering IUDs or anything, as always, do research, but most importantly, ask your doctor!
This is the reason why "fire" and the ability to simply cook food so that it killed all the parasites was such a huge technological advancement. It simply allowed for the development of our brains and culture by retaining the resources that these parasites would steal and use for themselves.
As a species we were used too having these in our bodies up until recently and it's still extremely common world wide.
While I know that it's not polite conversation but I'm a firm believer that we need to include information into our school systems as a way to inform people.
The other day in fact I saw a small child walking around in her mothers tow. She was showing signs of having a bad rectal itch (indicative of a pinworm infection)
(Yes, I did inform the mother - many people simply don't know what the symptoms are)
medically it's vasovagal syncope. Scroll down to causes and see "straining". I remember this shit from EMT school. My instructors had far too many stories about old men passing out on the toilet because they needed to drink more prune juice. To this day the Vagus nerve is my favourite cranial nerve.
Val Kilmer has never revealed what kind of cancer he has and different cancers have different risk factors.
HPV is an increased risk factor for throat cancers. More research is needed to determine if it’s a cause. Other risk factors include smoking and drinking, diet, and family genetics. You can more about it here:
Cases of oropharanx cancer (cancer of the area around the base of the tongue) is linked to HPV but so is marijuana use.
To reduce your risk of HPV infection, limit your number of sexual partners. Having many partners increases the risk of HPV infection. Using a condom does not fully protect you from HPV during sex. It is also likely that receiving an HPV vaccination before exposure to HPV can reduce the risk of oropharynx cancer.
Well yes, if you are deficient in vitamin C then taking supplements will improve the immune system. Is is a vitamin after all, we need them to function.
However, most people with any resemblance of a varied diet don't have deficiencies. The Mayo Clinic writes:
>Extensive research has shown that vitamin C taken by mouth lacked an effect on cold prevention.
The only evidence where supplementation seems to work is for people that expose their bodies to extreme stress (professional athletes etc). Again, from the Mayo Clinic:
>Vitamin C reduced the risk of developing colds, by roughly 50% in people under physical stress or in extreme conditions, such as soldiers in the subarctic, skiers, and marathon runners.
My parents had a similar situation. My mom was diagnosed with Alz at 57, 6 years ago. My dad did his best, but sometimes dementia turns you into a monster. My mom was the sweetest person in the world-- would never hurt a fly-- but her frequent sundowning episodes, where she would get very confused and aggressive, left my dad badly injured toward the end and he couldn't care for her by himself anymore. She's still alive, but all the parts that made her my mom are long gone.
While this is very sweet, this is far from the norm for this horrendous disease. It destroys families. And if I can be selfish, I'd rather not see shit like this on a sub that's supposed to make me smile.
It wasn't Parkinsons, it was Lewy body dementia which has Parkinsons-like symptoms. He was quite litterally feeling his mind deteriorate.
>Research on CoQ10 use for specific conditions and activities shows:
>Heart conditions. CoQ10 has been shown to improve symptoms of congestive heart failure. Although findings are mixed, CoQ10 might help reduce blood pressure. Some research also suggests that when combined with other nutrients, CoQ10 might aid recovery in people who've had bypass and heart valve surgeries.
>Parkinson's disease. Early research suggests that high doses of CoQ10 might be beneficial for people in the early stages of this progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.
Statin-induced myopathy. Some research suggests that CoQ10 might help ease muscle weakness sometimes associated with taking statins.
>Migraines. Some research suggests that CoQ10 might decrease the frequency of these headaches.
>Physical performance. Because CoQ10 is involved in energy production, it's believed that this supplement might improve your physical performance. Research in this area has produced mixed results, however.
Pads, probably not much. If heavy flow, could encounter leaks. Maybe the pad will stick to the skin, or could get an infection or irritation. Tampons can potentially cause toxic shock syndrome, so women should wear the lightest absorbency for their needs and change as frequently as feasible, wearing no longer than recommended.
There's a lot of estrogen in dairy and I noticed that if I cut out dairy it helps a lot. I actually just went vegan and in just 5 weeks it's better than it has been since I was 15. So I think that... I don't get to eat meat or milk or cheese anymore :(...
They are like Superbugs that have developed the genetic trait of being fact resistant.
The astonishing thing is, these fact resistant Superbugs have developed their resistance to facts, from an absence of exposure to facts.
This is in contrast to most Superbugs, which develop their resistance from an abundance of exposure.
Seems like that factors beyond your control, like genetics, have a significant impact. Factors like obesity and inactivity however, have also been linked with high ldl density.
The statistics for men’s depression and sexual assault are telling.
> Most research suggests that 10 to 20 per cent of all males will experience some form of sexual abuse or sexual assault at some point in their lives. ^1
I can’t find statistics, but the number of men who speak out about these things is significantly smaller. For the lack of speaking out or getting help,
> Although women attempt suicide more often than men do, men are more likely to complete suicide. That's because men:
- Use methods that are more likely to cause death, such as guns
- May act more impulsively on suicidal thoughts
- Show fewer warning signs, such as talking about suicide ^2
A little off topic from OP, but us guys gotta drop the manly ego and just say something. It’s worth being said.
It is approved, but with the knowledge that it increases the rate of suicidal thoughts, and must be carefully prescribed given its problems. It is not a catchall drug.
It has become apparent that people are uneducated about heat stroke.
The Mayo Clinic has information regarding this. Please do yourself a favor by understanding how to differentiate Causes and Risk Factors.
These bus drivers were trying to reduce their risk factor - which the female drivers were allowed to do.
Mayo Clinic SIDS
“Sharing a bed. While the risk of SIDS is lowered if an infant sleeps in the same room as his or her parents, the risk increases if the baby sleeps in the same bed with parents, siblings or pets.”
>Food poisoning takes at least 24 hours to incubate.
Food poisoning symptoms, which can start within hours of eating contaminated food, often include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
* Bone or joint pain
* burning, redness, itching, or other signs of eye inflammation
* difficulty with moving
* scaling, redness, burning, pain, or other signs of inflammation of the lips
* skin infection or rash
Some of the rare but more serious are depression/thoughts of suicide, also not listed in source but one I've heard of is birth defects in women. Women are tested for pregnancy prior to prescription, and correct me if I'm wrong- may be less likely to be prescribed Accutane due to the birth defect issue.
> acne...literally means that the woman is unable or unwilling to take care of themselves.
Acne is mostly caused by hormones, genetics, and diet, not dirty skin.
That advice is far better than "drink before you're thirsty" or just guzzling as much water as you can. Hyponatremia can be a serious problem if you're running 2+hrs. I used to guzzle water and kept thinking I was hitting "the wall" or running out of muscle glycogen around mile 15-17. Turns out I was running low on salt.
Moderating my fluid intake in general solved that, as well as drinking more Tailwind instead of straight water.
Febrile seizures are seizures caused by a high fever in kids. They're terrifying, but usually not indicative of anything serious. Like if your kid has one, it's not a sign that they're gonna have a seizure disorder or anything.
Here's more information if you're curious.
This is about cancer screening, but does cover what you're looking for.
Also, breasts can and do swell on their own in the menstrual cycle and also during arousal, so not only will density vary from woman to woman, it may vary on the same woman.
IANA physician (at least not yet lmao), but from your description and your pictures, this looks much more like folliculitis caused by recurring staph infections. The color of your of your blood goes from dark red when it is deoxygenated to bright red when it is oxygenated. The reason you didn’t taste the iron in the blood when you licked it was probably because it was mixed with pus, which would also affect it’s viscosity and color. Also, most staph bacteria produce a protein called coagulase. This protein causes blood to clot. If you do have folliculitis from staph, this could also maybe explain the viscosity of your blood. The picture where you show what you think is a parasite looks more like a blood clot than a parasite to me. You should consult a dermatologist and let them perform the diagnosis, they are more than qualified to help you. I am not licensed to perform diagnoses, nor to give any kind of medical advice other than “go to the doctor”, but I am 99% sure that you do not have any kind of skin parasite.
There's nothing I can offer that isn't available on a guide that I'll attach here, but definitely encourage them to seek help in the form of the Suicide Hotline (800-273-8255) we have here, or someone like a pastor, counselor, etc.
Well when you have a disease like Lewy Body Dementia it's pretty hard for anyone to help you, let alone help yourself. It's tragic that he had such a vampire of a disease, but understandable that in such a case he'd want to go out on his own terms.
It took a woman in my choir over a DECADE to get properly diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome. In the mean time, her immune system wreaked havoc on her body, and now she will never get back to her original level of function. She is understandably angry about this.
You might have vaginismus. It's a legit condition that makes insertion painful. There's different degrees too how bad you can have it. Some can't deal with tampons either.
More pressing though is why are you undergoing that if you're a virgin?? You have to have sex to get HPV. Cervical cancer just happening without HPV is as rare as other cancers we don't test for... doesn't matter what age you are.. You either have HPV or you don't. Doctors just automatically assume everyone has been sexually active at some point.
Oh, those have a special name and are very problematic, glad you sought out medical care. Pilonidal cysts
The condition is called night sweating or nocturnal diaphoresis.
There are several factors that could contribute to this. The body has tons of thermoregulatory (body temperature) things to manage, and when even one is out of place, sweating can occur. Some (not all) things that that cause this are:
•Thyroid problems— hyperthyroidism can cause night sweating.
•Obstructive Sleep Apnea— “apnea” = “not breathing,” when someone stops breathing during sleep due to airway blockage (usually the tongue blocking the throat)
•Heart problems— if the heart is working harder than it wants to, it’ll cause sweating.
•Endocrine/Adrenal problems— the adrenal gland produces and releases *adrenal*ine, which directly tells sweat glands to produce sweat. Too much adrenaline at inconvenient times (like at night) can cause sweating.
•Menopause causes an extreme change in the body’s hormones, and thus body systems systems, which very commonly causes night sweats.
This is paraphrased from MayoClinic
This would be a better question for r/AskDocs, and night sweats can, but not always, indicate some condition. If it gets severe it might be wise to see a doctor
Vaginal-rectal fistula that got ripped open, maybe.
No pictures at that link, just medical explanation. Trauma from prolonged labor can weaken and damage the walls between the vagina and rectum, or vagina and urethra. You end up with piss or shit leaking out the vagina. Or in this case, the next baby tries to find his way out the back door.
In countries where medical care is hard to access, women get these and don't get treatment, and end up societal pariahs because they're unclean and can't control their bladder/bowel habits or have more children. Pregnancy is horror story stuff at the best of times. Keep birth control legal, kids.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
>The following foods are generally allowed in a clear liquid diet:
>* Water (plain, carbonated or flavored)
* Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple or white grape juice
* Fruit-flavored beverages, such as fruit punch or lemonade
* Carbonated drinks, including dark sodas (cola and root beer)
* Tea or coffee without milk or cream
* Strained tomato or vegetable juice
* Sports drinks
* Clear, fat-free broth (bouillon or consomme)
* Honey or sugar
* Hard candy, such as lemon drops or peppermint rounds
* Ice pops without milk, bits of fruit, seeds or nuts
However if the patient is on clears for an EGD or colonoscopy, you may want to avoid clear liquids with red food coloring, such as jello, gatorade or even Ensure Clear (mixed berry). The dye in the drinks may make it difficult for surgeons to identify bleeds or areas of erosion (or so that's what I've been told).
Monounsaturated sources (olive) and polyunsaturated sources (canola) are both very healthy for you in moderation. Both can impact your body’s lipid profile in a beneficial way. It is good to have a diet with both to maintain diversity. Olive oil has more saturated fat than canola oil but its still largely unsaturated. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fat/art-20045550
That being said, they are very calorically dense so moderation is key, i believe they are typically 140 kcal/tbsp.
Ultimately if you wanted the most unsaturated fats and least saturated fats per serving you would choose canola over olive. Both are “healthy” though and there is no wrong decision here.
Source: BS in nutrition and mayo clinic
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can:
> Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
> Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
> Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
> Exaggerate achievements and talents
> Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
> Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people
> Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
> Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
> Take advantage of others to get what they want
> Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
> Be envious of others and believe others envy them
> Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious
> Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office
Trump's behavior ticks every single box.
~~I feel like your username should be idiotman~~
EDIT - My username should be IdiotMan. I did zero research and jumped to a shitty conclusion that ECT was something terrible and outdated. It actually works and is still being practiced today.
EDIT 2 - Link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/electroconvulsive-therapy/about/pac-20393894
Just to tag onto the original question...
Has there been any study to the effect of Chemotherapy on hair follicles? I've heard from a few different people that have gone through it that their hair grew back coarser and curlier. I'm finding confirmation on Mayo's website but they list the effect as temporary.
> It may take several weeks after treatment for your hair to recover and begin growing again. When your hair starts to grow back, it will probably be slightly different from the hair you lost. But the difference is usually temporary. Your new hair might have a different texture or color. It might be curlier than it was before, or it could be gray until the cells that control the pigment in your hair begin functioning again.
I find lots of studies on the hair loss portion of Chemo, but I'm not having a lot of success on finding studies on the returning hair after.
Did you read the article? The doc wanted to take her off oxycodone 3 days after brain surgery, and their own website says oxycodone is critical for post surgery pain management. It's brain surgery, not a root canal. Opioids are going to be effective. There's no risk of overdose or abuse when the nurse is administering the medication. They had other complaints including that the hospital didn't know she had a bladder infection.
It can be both possible that the parents were overly concerned and agitated because of the daughter's critical nature AND that the staff was incompetent and overreaching their authority. The fact that the family rescued her, went to a second hospital, and she was immediately released with only follow up instructions asked of them supports this.
No. He worded it wrongly.
>In fact, more than 93 percent of people who get the first dose of MMR develop immunity to measles. After the second dose, about 97 percent of people are protected.
>Water itself is useless.
This is false.
You lose a ton of water just by breathing. Your body needs electrolytes, but it also needs H2O to function.
Also, bananas aren't really that rich in Potassium, that was a clever ploy by Big Banana. Unless you want to eat a whole bunch of bananas every day (or vastly improve your diet, which most people don't) you're better off just using a potassium salt sprinkled on your food throughout the day.
Had to Google that one -- link for the lazy.
But that sounds horribly painful and I hope you're better now.
Your friend is a murder hobo. I wouldn't want to play with this guy. Sounds like you don't either. Tell him that.
> Forms of cancer have been shown to be curable by essentially "bombing" the body with Vitamin C -- a nutrient we are taught is "useless" to consume in excess amounts.
"Useless" as in "your body can only absorb so much." It's basic fucking chemistry. Americans have some of the most vitamin-rich urine in the world because we take supplements with more in them than our bodies can use at once.
Also, high doses of Vitamin C as an effective cancer treatment is complete bullshit. That is, unless you want to go out feeling like Steve Jobs...
>I’m not sure if this issue is specific to my wife or not, but 4 years later and she is still very very sensitive to that area where she was cut. Everything is fully healed properly but she is very self conscious during sex about angles etc which wasn’t an issue before.
Routine episiotomies are no longer recommended due to the side effects you're talking about. It's actually healthier to tear unless it's an issue with life / death of the child.
Also from the Mayo clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/symptoms-causes/syc-20354086
>Thirst isn't always a reliable early indicator of the body's need for water. Many people, particularly older adults, don't feel thirsty until they're already dehydrated. That's why it's important to increase water intake during hot weather or when you're ill.
> The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer.
Delayed onset for concussions is pretty common, just because she didn't want to stop working doesn't mean her injury wasn't serious.
IMPORTANT: Don't tuck in your thumb when doing the salt shaker. Seriously, don't https://www.mayoclinic.org/~/media/kcms/gbs/patient%20consumer/images/2013/08/26/10/05/ds00692_im00780_ans7_finkelsteintestthu_jpg.png
> What is the Mayo clinic?
Don't forget that there's a meme out there suggesting that they are harvesters of organs sold out to the highest bidder via the CF. Not going to say one way or another whether I believe it. Just saying it's out there.
> Who sits on the Board of Directors of the Mayo Clinic?
~~Also, isn't that lady on their whose dad helped Pol Pot?~~
Nope, I was confusing Cokie Roberts with Mika. https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/governance/trustees
First, call 911
The Mayo Clinic has a nice summary of what to do.
Keep them still and stabilize the head/neck. The head should be aligned with the spine, facing forward. Don’t let the head flop around.
If they have a seizure do not try to open their mouth or hold their arms/legs in. Remove nearby objects and furniture so the victim doesn’t have anything to hit themselves against. Just let them do their thing, and time the seizure.
If they vomit log-roll them onto their left side so they don’t drown. Someone should be holding the head in alignment during the roll, while a volunteer or two repositions the body on the head-holder’s count.
He has it severely and it can cause swelling of joints, skin and eyes.
It can cause hormonal issues affecting growth, which means he most likely didn’t have the greatest development physically into adulthood. Yes this shit is real bad.
I know this comment is in jest, and I did not read the article linked, but my guess is it's describing vaginal atrophy, which can happen as a consequence of menopause, among other causes.
Key provisions from my article:
>Because of the interconnected nature of the vaginal and urinary symptoms of this condition, experts agree that a more accurate term for vaginal atrophy and its accompanying symptoms is "genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)."
>GSM signs and symptoms may begin to bother you during the years leading up to menopause, or it may not become a problem until several years into menopause. Although the condition is common, not all menopausal women experience GSM. Regular sexual activity, with or without a partner, can help you maintain healthy vaginal tissues.
>Certain factors may contribute to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), such as:
>Smoking. Cigarette smoking affects your blood circulation, resulting in the vagina and other tissues not getting enough oxygen. Smoking also reduces the effects of naturally occurring estrogens in your body. In addition, women who smoke typically experience an earlier menopause.
>No vaginal births. Researchers have observed that women who have never given birth vaginally are more likely to develop GSM than women who have had vaginal deliveries.
>No sexual activity. Sexual activity, with or without a partner, increases blood flow and makes your vaginal tissues more elastic.
So, depending on what the article says, it may not be that far off base.
We have no idea if Maci is experiencing secondary infertility or not, but it's complete bullshit to dismiss the pain and heartbreak of all those people who do.
I have a frozen shoulder for the 3rd time. They put me under to unfreeze it by moving it around to break the adhesions.
I can't imagine doing this.
I've seen this warning printed directly on honey labels. You could show her the written warning if you haven't already. She cant deny it in print.
I mean, well... she can, but it'll maybe help a little
**also here is a short link about it from the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is a legit source of information, not a dodgy blog or something
It's most likely conversion disorder
Not that it's something to ignore, but she unlikely had anything physiologically wrong with her. There are some diseases that cause things like this, but they are exceedingly rare.
If you want to be worried about something random, here you go. On medical board exams, the presentation is usually summed up by "patient goes swimming in a lake. A few days later, they present to the ED and die despite all treatment." The treatment is basically to throw the most hardcore drugs possible at it and hope for the best, but it rarely works. There haven't even been enough positive cases to have established an evidence base for effective treatment last I heard.
Doing some research, he could be at the Lexington Clinic, which, according to their website, does rehab for Frozen Shoulders. What is frozen shoulder? "Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint".
He could just be visiting friends or something. Idk
Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5.
Vaccines cause adults
Dehydration isn't even the leading cause of dry skin...
Edit: ok, a lot of "Reddit wisdom" below. Dehydration means that your body doesn't have enough water overall. That is quite severe and happens rarely, and it's not the main cause of dry skin. The main causes of dry skin are environmental. The skin dries out mostly from the outside, even if your body has plenty of water overall. That's why dry skin is more common in winter than in summer, even though dehydration is much less common in winter. And that's why you treat dry skin by keeping or restoring a protective layer of oil on the skin (with oils or creams or just avoiding excessive washing).
I hope she doesn't have it, sometimes people pick up symptoms like fleas if, for example she lived with a parent or sibling or ex who had BPD and acted like that, (edit: or even a best friend, teacher or boss at work could be the original source) she may have just picked up the behavior, and in that case, it's a lot easier to un-learn and pick a more productive way to resolve conflicts.
Here's a page from the Mayo Clinic so you can compare and contrast symptoms.
You have to be super-careful online because there are A LOT of quacks and bitter ex-es out there who paint all BPD people as irredeemable psychos. In my experience, having a good time with a BPD person is like playing double-dutch jump-rope. At first it seems impossible but with a little bit of observation, practice, and just getting into the groove and rhythm, you can jump in and have a great time. You just need the energy, the positive attitude, and the stamina to keep going.
>Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based on normal body sensations (such as a noisy stomach) or minor signs (such as a minor rash). Signs and symptoms may include:
Being preoccupied with having or getting a serious disease or health condition
Worrying that minor symptoms or body sensations mean you have a serious illness
Being easily alarmed about your health status
Finding little or no reassurance from doctor visits or negative test results
Worrying excessively about a specific medical condition or your risk of developing a medical condition because it runs in your family
Having so much distress about possible illnesses that it's hard for you to function
Repeatedly checking your body for signs of illness or disease
Frequently making medical appointments for reassurance — or avoiding medical care for fear of being diagnosed with a serious illness
Avoiding people, places or activities for fear of health risks
Constantly talking about your health and possible illnesses
Frequently searching the internet for causes of symptoms or possible illnesses
Mayo Clinic says that aspartame can be by a factor that triggers migraines:
"Food additives. The sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG), found in many foods, may trigger migraines."
No. The gum itself doesn't really do anything, except maybe give you something to think about, but it makes people swallow which is what helps airplane ears. You could also suck on a hard candy or drink something, which is what I usually see recommended for little kids or babies.
....no. You're wrong.
Shingles is reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster). The only way to get shingles is if you've been previously infected with chickenpox.
I get what you’re saying.
But the post isn’t wrong at all. Exercise has been proven to mitigate depression and anxiety. I can also speak from personal experience
Donald Trump's father died of Alzheimer's, and Alzheimer's can be a hereditary disease:
> Family history and genetics
> Your risk of developing Alzheimer's appears to be somewhat higher if a first-degree relative — your parent or sibling — has the disease. Scientists have identified rare changes (mutations) in three genes that virtually guarantee a person who inherits them will develop Alzheimer's. But these mutations account for less than 5 percent of Alzheimer's disease.
> Most genetic mechanisms of Alzheimer's among families remain largely unexplained. The strongest risk gene researchers have found so far is apolipoprotein e4 (APoE4), though not everyone with this gene goes on to develop Alzheimer's disease. Other risk genes have been identified but not conclusively confirmed.
There is a likely chance that Trump has Alzheimer's Disease.