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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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