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Q. My vision is blurry and I see zigzag lines, what is it from?

Every now and again, usually after sitting a few hours in front of the computer or not sleeping enough at night, I start getting blurry vision. I see zigzag lines in front of my eyes and it can take sometimes an hour to go away. What is this from?
A1It sounds like you have a migraine. A migraine that comes with blurry vision and zigzags (an aura) is called a classic migraine. The aura of migraine typically lasts from 20 minutes to an hour. Some patients have prolonged aura symptoms that can last hours to days. The aura also typically ends before the headache itself begins. When migraine aura symptoms are prolonged or last into or through the headache phase these types of migraine are commonly referred to as complicated migraines.
A2The blurry vision and zigzag lines sound like an 'aura'. An aura is the perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache. It also occurs to some people with epilepsy before a seizure. An aura sensation can include: Visual Changes: bright lights, zigzag lines, distortions in the size or shape of object.
Auditory changes: hearing voices or sounds that don't exist, modification of voices or sounds in the environment.
Strange smells, anxiety or fear, nausea, weakness, unsteadiness and more.

Q. what is the red line when your body temperature drops before you are getting hypothermia?

AHypothermia is a condition in which an organism's temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and function. For people in stage 1 hypethermia, body temperature drops by 1-2°C below normal temperature (35-36°C). Mild to strong shivering occurs. In stage 2, body temperature drops by 2-4°C (35-33 degrees). Shivering becomes more violent. Muscle mis-coordination becomes apparent and movements are slow and labored and there is mild confusuin. In stage 3, body temperature drops below approximately 32 °C (89.6 °F). Shivering usually stops and there's difficulty speaking, sluggish thinking, and amnesia start to appear. Cellular metabolic processes shut down. This is life threatening.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount?

how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?
AYes, second hand (or passive) smoking is indeed a risk factor for lung cancer. How much? It depends both on the environment of the passive smoking (e.g. to how many smokers one is exposed) and on genetic factors. Don't know about threshold, but it seems that the more you avoid it the better.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount?

how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?
A1thanks dominicus.. hope our short explanation can answer your question, chocolat?
A2as doctoradhi said- it's hard to conduct a research about second hand exposure. in a smoker you can estimate the amount of cigarettes he used in the passed years, but there are no way to do so in second hand smoking. but there is great evidence about people who live with a smoker who have bigger chance of getting lung cancer.
A3sure you can. second hand smoker will have 4-times higher risks of developing lung cancer. So I will suggest you to play some tricky ideas to avoid your smoking environment.

there's no exact data or number on how long you will have lung cancer. a cancer will develop in years. so I will say prevention is better than cancer therapy, isn't it?

Q. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.

I had many dreams before marriage to be a good husband. Now since I am married, I am not able to convince her that my social drinking is almost nil. But my wife gets very paranoid about whether I will become addicted to alcohol. I have never gone beyond the limit. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.
A1hello,,if your drinking bothers your wife,why not stop?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MRFOOT56
A2Hi friend, ask the following questions to yourself, if the answers are yes, then it’s probably alcoholism: Do you find yourself drinking often? Do you drink for the love of alcohol or for purpose of getting high? Does drinking keep you from doing things you want to do or need to do? Does being drunk interfere with your relationship, life and your job? Try not to drink alone, set limits for your self and know when it is enough. It is permissible to get tipsy once in a blue moon. That's fine. I say always stop at the point where you feel good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2A3EPpIKWQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vf2A3EPpIKWQ_alcohol_abuse_connection?q=alcohol%20drinking&feature=player_embedded
A3Hi friend, ask the following questions to yourself, if the answers are yes, then it’s probably alcoholism: Do you find yourself drinking often? Do you drink for the love of alcohol or for purpose of getting high? Does drinking keep you from doing things you want to do or need to do? Does being drunk interfere with your relationship, life and your job? Try not to drink alone, set limits for your self and know when it is enough. It is permissible to get tipsy once in a blue moon. That's fine. I say always stop at the point where you feel good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2A3EPpIKWQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vf2A3EPpIKWQ_alcohol_abuse_connection?q=alcohol%20drinking&feature=player_embedded

Q. What to do in a crisis or when you feel depressed?

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