Patient discussion about shock

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Q. SHOCK-WHAT IS IT?

clinical anaphylactic shock
A1shock is when the fluid volume in the blood decreases to a dangerous amount. then the body "panics" because most of the organs don't get oxygen and don't remove carbon dioxide and die. so the body start to shut down "unnecessary" organ's blood flow. like skin and such.
this is death closing in on you in minutes.
A2This is a trauma-experience in your life. An accident with your car, a punch in your face, the sudden death of a family member, the partner who leaves you suddenly without any explanation. I have a friend in Austria who is a biological farmer. His wife left him from one day to another. What happened to this young man of about 40 years? He lost all his hair on his head in THREE DAYS! This is a SHOCK! And he made no questionable chemotherapy.

Q. I was shocked to note that vaccination in the children could cause autism too. Is that true?

Very recently I have delivered a cute male baby and I could see a change in me after my delivery in the sense that I always think about him. My sister’s son who is 5 years old is diagnosed with Autism and I just can’t see the sufferings of my sister with him. She experiences difficulty in almost all dealings with him right from brushing, giving bah and making him to study….etc. Now I fear that my son should not get in to autism although I know that this is too early to think about disorder in my son. But as my sister’s son got in to this disorder, this has affected me a lot. Hope you can understand my feelings towards my baby. When I browsed through the net, I was shocked to note that vaccination in the children could cause autism too. Is that true? Can I get some idea…..
AHey! I appreciate your care for the new born. But to be honest, fearing at this stage will only trouble you and your baby in the sense that your emotions could catch your baby especially when you breast feed. I want you to be cheerful so as to bring up a healthy child. The signs of autism in the new born are something which should not be thought about at this stage. All you may have to think is to bring up him nicely without any disease. As regards vaccinations that could create autism in children, there is no proof that a vaccine causes Autism. It is only a belief and all the children are vaccinated and not all get autism. It is not a fair idea to suspect vaccination as vaccinations are administered in a new born child after carrying out the necessary tests.

Q. Is electric shock efficient for ocd? Is it dangerous?

My husband has OCD for 15 years now. He was also diagnosed with mania-depressia. He takes so many medications and nothing really helps. We were offered to try electric shock and I'm scared. Is it dangerous? What are the chances of this method to work for him?
AElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is indeed considered effective for OCD, although it's not the first line of treatment. It does have its risks, including memory loss, disorientation and sort of confusion. There is also a change in the activity of the heart but it's rarely significant.

Generally it can be said that it's not an absolutely safe treatment, but it may help, especially if other drugs don't help.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003324.htm

Q. I'M 56 YEARS OLD FEMALE, PRETTY GOOD HEALTH. BUT LATELY I BEEN HAVING LIKE ELECTRIC SHOCK ON MY BODY.

A1is this the only symptom? if there are more- i recommend (the second time today!) this site:
http://www.healthline.com/directory/symptoms

you can make a list of the symptoms you have and it'll give you the optional diseases/syndromes
A2How about medication withdrawl? Sometimes patients withdrawing from depression/anxiety medications will feel what is commonly descibed as "brief electic shock" or "shock-fright" If you are on any meds you may want to read the labels or consult a professional about blood levels
A3You may have a calcuim deficiency problem. Calcium isn't just good for the bones and teeth. It's vital for controlling every electrical impulse in the body. This may not be your case though. You should go to your doctor and tell him about your symptoms. Hope this helps.

Q. I was shocked to note that genes play a vital role in building muscles Is this possible?

I am , 20 years old. I am always dreaming to build muscle like my favorite hero who maintains 8 abs. Anybody can dream but to live that dream is a difficult task. Out of curiosity, I had discussed my desire to build muscles with my friends. But I was shocked to note that genes play a vital role in building muscles. My family doesn’t have a history of muscles and this fact has put me in to a difficult situation. Is this possible…If so, how can I live my dream? If the family doesn’t have a history of muscle growth, then what happens to the generation which follows them? I need a positive feedback to my query……
A1there's a genetic potential for fitness, like there is a genetic connection and potential for inelegance. but no matter how smart are your parents- if you won't study you won't live that potential, and some one who doesn't have that genetic ability and will study- will be better. the same thing with physical fitness.
A2First of all, I wish to appreciate your friend’s knowledge in the area of fitness. It is indeed a fact that genes play a vital role in determining the muscle power. The genetic factors include the number of muscle cells, the length of muscle bellies, muscle fiber arrangement and muscle cell types which plays a vital role in the building up of muscles. No matter how much vigorous training that we undertake, we cannot beat our genetic predisposition. Hey! Come on! I hope you are not planning to participate in the show but willing to build muscle. You can go ahead with the routine exercises and develop muscles in the normal way without making a comparison which hinders your confidence. It is needless to worry at this stage to simply gain muscle power.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30vXUGcGz6U&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/v20EOVB-LfzE_childhood_obesityhttp_shopherbalifecom_ezdiet?q=genetic%20factors%&feature=player_embedded
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