National Headache Awareness Week on June, 2024: I have recently been in a malaria area in South Africa, The Kruger National Park, and?
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For most people, symptoms begin 10 days to 4 weeks after infection, although a person may feel ill as early as 7 days or as late as 1 year later.
* * Malaria Symptoms
Symptoms of malaria include fever and flu-like illness, including shaking chills, headache, muscle aches, and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Malaria may cause anemia and jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes) because of the loss of red blood cells. Symptoms usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite.
-If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. Infection with one type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum,
-if not promptly treated, may cause kidney failure, seizures, mental confusion, coma, and death.
-In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.
* * Your risk of dying from malaria depends on:
-Lack of awareness of the risk.
-Not realising you need to take tablets, taking the wrong tablets for your destination, or not finishing your course of tablets.
-Mistaking malaria for another illness, such as flu.
-Any delay seeing a doctor or starting treatment.
SO . . . I am not saying you should consult a doctor . . . but . . . if I were you, I would be worried . . . very worried . . . and go for a blood test asap.
Is it possible to have the swine flu without having a fever?
Well, your sudden temperature doesn't look great. If you have anything else such as Unusual tiredness, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, aching muscles or diarrhoea/vomiting, you may have swine flu.
You should contact the national flu service at:
www.pandemicflu.direct.gov.uk or on: 0800 15 13 513
I'm currently working with Boots at the moment to raise awareness, so I hope this helps.
what do y'all know about a CPAP machine?
As a respiratory clinician who deals with CPAP education daily, it is extremely important to treat sleep apnea. Patients who chose not to treat OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) have higher incidences of heart disease, heart attack, strokes, diabetes, hypertension, etc... Basically you will have to wear this for the rest of your life because you have an obstruction in your airway. I have had a friend DIE from not treating sleep apnea at the ripe age of 25!!! Wearing the CPAP will also impact the QUALITY of your life as your body will be able to function normally.
"Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. In central sleep apnea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. Mixed apnea, as the name implies, is a combination of the two. With each apnea event, the brain briefly arouses people with sleep apnea in order for them to resume breathing, but consequently sleep is extremely fragmented and of poor quality.
Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.
Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into additional options continues. "
Research shows that snoring and sleep apnea are associated with many serious conditions. Left untreated, your sleep apnea can be a contributing risk factor to:
High blood pressure
More than 35% of people with sleep apnea suffer from high blood pressure, increasing their risk of heart disease1
More than 80% of people who continue to suffer from high blood pressure (despite taking three or more drugs) also have sleep apnea2
Stroke - Almost 70% of people who have had a stroke have sleep apnea3
Traffic accidents - A person with sleep apnea is 7 times more likely to have a car accident4
Type 2 diabetes
Treating sleep apnea can reduce the risk of developing associated diseases. It can also help you feel more energetic so you can do more of the things you want to.
BASICALLY, YOU NEED TO WEAR THE CPAP. SURE IT CAN BE ANNOYING, BUT SO CAN DEALING WITH SIDE EFFECTS FROM HEART ATTACKS, STROKES, DIABETES, AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE MEDICAL TREATMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THESE. AT LEAST TREATMENT OF OSA DOES NOT INHIBIT WHAT YOU CAN/CANNOT DO!