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What is Acute Adrenal Crisis?

Acute adrenal crisis also known as Addisonian crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands s. Adrenal crisis occurs when: The adrenal gland is damaged (Addison’s disease, primary adrenal insufficiency) The pituitary gland is injured (secondary adrenal...

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Bee Sting Treatments

Bees usually don’t go looking for trouble. If you don’t bother them by poking around their nests, chances are you’ll never get stung. And even if you do, most bee stings cause little pain, usually lasting from a few hours to a few days. Unless, of course, you’re allergic–in...

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Home Remedies for Wasp Stings

Natural Remedies for Wasp Stings 1. Baking soda mixed with a little water to form a paste and then applied to the wasp sting area is a useful remedy for easing the irritation. A small dressing can be applied and secured with tape to keep the baking powder paste...

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How To Treat a Bee Sting

Bee stings are either annoyingly painful or deadly, depending on if the victim is allergic to the venom. The best way to reduce any reaction to bee venom is to remove the bee stinger as quickly as possible. If a bee sting victim has had any allergic reactions to...

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Tako-Tsubo syndrome explained

Tako-Tsubo Syndrome or Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy has been studied in Japan for several years.  It can also be called Transient Myocardial Stunning, either catecholaminergic or neurogenic. The predominate group affected are post menopausal women.  The signs an symptoms are the same as a ” heart attack”. Definition below from wikipedia.org...

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

First described medically in 1991 by Japanese doctors, the condition was originally called takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Takotsubo is a type of pot used by Japanese fishermen to capture octopuses. When doctors take X-ray images of a person who’s experiencing broken heart syndrome, part of his or her heart resembles the...

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Hands Only CPR

Hands Only CPR CPR. A lifesaving action. When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get...

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