Frostbite risks

  • Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves malfunction because they're damaged or destroyed. You'll notice a tingling, numbness, or weakness, and possibly sweating, constipation, or diarrhea.
  • Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition where blood flow to your fingers, toes, ears or nose is restricted or interrupted. This occurs when the blood vessels in your hands or feet constrict. Episodes of constriction are called vasospasms. Cold tempera...
  • It's up to you to help others know and understand how your epilepsy affects you. With knowledge comes understanding.
  • Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity that cause violent shaking and loss of bodily control. Bruises can result from injuries sustained during a seizure.
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
  • Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating. Headaches, dizziness, and decreased urination are symptoms.
  • Exfoliative dermatitis is peeling of the skin over large areas of the body. The term "exfoliative" refers to the exfoliation, or shedding, of the skin. "Dermatitis" means irritation of the skin. The skin peeling may be associated with pre-existing...
  • In the past decade, mental health professionals have begun applying research to the study of happiness. The result is "positive psychology," a new field of inquiry that focuses on the emotions and personality traits that add up to a satisfying li...
  • The word "fantasy" is used to describe imagined things and/or events, especially when they are not probable or possible.
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Disorientation is a type of alteration of mental status. Orientation is knowledge of one's personal identity, location, date, time and present situation.
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