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How to treat someone from a drug overdose

Overview Overdose is one of the leading causes of death. It can either be accidental or on purpose. An overdose occurs when your body ingests drugs or substances in quantities greater than the recommended dosage or amount. These drugs or substances may be in the form of over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines, illegal drugs, some herbal medications, and alcohol. When these are taken too much, the ...

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How to treat a stroke

Overview A stroke occurs when there is any interruption of blood to the brain. Arteries are blood vessels that carry the blood to the brain. This blood contains all the essential nutrients and oxygen. The artery becomes obstructed or bursts and can cause an interruption of blood to the brain. When the artery bursts this is also known as a hemorrhagic stroke. The brain cells die when they get insufficient bl ...

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Cold hard facts about septic shock

Overview  Whenever your blood pressure drops to low levels while you're battling infection, you're in a condition known as 'septic shock'. Generally, infections are due to various types of bacteria and/or viruses. However, viruses rarely cause infections. In the initial stages of infection, there is a link with sepsis. A person with sepsis will feel weak, may experience chills, heavy laborious breathing, or ...

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Managing Back Problems

Overview of Back Pain Back problems are common for people of all ages and for all sorts of reasons. The issues with back pain are not exclusively due to injury or disease. Healthy athletes overexert themselves and cause muscle strains or spasms. [caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignright" width="300"] Back Problems are common to people of all ages and for all sorts of reasons. The issues with back pain ...

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Overview Sports injuries generally occur due to direct impact, or overuse which can lead to sprains and strains. Sports injuries are categorized into two types, namely chronic and acute injuries. All the injuries that happen suddenly are known as acute injuries like the spraining of the ankle due to an awkward landing. While a person can injure any part of their body while engaging in sport, sports injuries ...

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Reducing Headaches and Stress

Overview A tension headache is the type of headache that occurs due to the muscles tightening from the neck, head and the upper back portion of the brain. Most people claim that such type of headaches is caused due to stress. Stress causes the body’s nervous structure to start the “fight” response that is caused by reduced breathing, increased rate of blood pressure, increased heart beat and the increased t ...

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First Aid for Dealing with Shock

Overview Shock is something that many people are not familiar with what this really is. They often think that someone goes into shock due to being frightened or traumatized in some other way. However, medically, shock is when there is not enough blood circulating in the body. In this case, shock can become an emergency that does threaten your life. There are several causes of shock including severe burns, a ...

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Abdominal Pain in Children

Overview Almost everyone will experience abdominal pain at one time or another. However, it is the children who often suffer stomachache, which is one the most common reasons of hospital emergency cases. Abdominal pain is pain that is felt in the stomach area. It is oftentimes associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fatigue. The pain sometimes comes and goes. Indeed, it can be quite ...

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Treating Burns And Scalds

Overview Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by wet or dry heat. The pain is associated with swelling, blisters, red or peeling skin, and sometimes white or charred skin. Children are the ones who are prone to burns and scalds. They love to explore things around them and test what their surroundings offer them. Sometimes their curiosity to explore puts them in accidents that eventually injure the ...

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Dealing with Heartburn

Overview When the chest feels hot, warm or there is pain that begins underneath the breastbone and travels up into the throat, this is known as heartburn. This is also referred to as indigestion. This can lead to sore stomach, or vomiting. This is not actually something that is caused by your heart, though many times people feel as though they are having a problem with their heart when they have heartburn. ...

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