Shock from Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding frequently causes shock.

What to Look for:

Coughing up or vomiting blood
Rectal or vaginal bleeding, or abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding
Blood in the urine or blood in the stool

30-Day Contact Lenses Coming Soon

Expert advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended the approval of 30-day extended wear contact lenses made by Ciba.

The Ophthalmic Devices Panel’s vote signals that the extended wear lenses may soon be available in the US. The Focus Night and Day lenses would be the first 30-day lenses available in this country.

Odds Are

– in an editorial, did Mr. Ornery name any names?
– did he condemn lotteries?
– did he oppose pay-for-guaranteed play service?
– did he indicate in any way that he would, to borrow wrestler Chris Jerrico’s old tag line, “never…EVER…” play games of chance again?

What Have You Learnt From Life?

“I’ve learned that excessive authority sucks, Never judge anyone & Live life your own way.” -Ian de Souza.

“Truth is the function of belief. And in our beLIEfs, there is LIE!” -Anant.

“Never accept any human on earth as a good friend.”” -Sandeep Malpani.

Medication Errors and Prescription Medications

The pattern of drug errors is increasing, and there are actions you can take to prevent dangerous problems from arising due to prescription drugs in your house. First, flush down the toilet any outdated medications, especially those that are discontinued. Discard all eye and nose medications after your course of treatment, and do not reuse them. Read the label on the bottle and check the expiration dates; even if the medication appears okay, most medications lose their potency after this date. A lot of people get prescriptions from their doctor and don’t ask for any instructions except how often they should take the pills. Ask your doctor these questions: Am I taking anything that will not work well in conjunction with this medication? How long do I have to take this medication? How often must I take it? What side effects should I watch for? When does this medication begin working? How will I know it’s working? Inquire about what can be done to see if the medication is working, like taking blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Be very careful that you don’t crush any tablets that have a sustained release action, as this could deliver the whole dose at once and cause a drug overdose. It is important to know what to do if you miss a dose, and never take more than one dose at a time. Some of the above questions can be answered by using your pharmacy. Many times people will stop taking their medicines when they start to feel better; men will stop taking blood pressure medications when they begin to feel better or will stop hypertension medications because they can cause erectile dysfunction. Although substitution medication might be available, it is necessary to consult your physician before stopping any medication – good communication is the key! When you stop taking your antibiotics before you have completely completed the course, you are helping “bugs” become “super-bugs”. They build up an immunity to antibiotics because of this incomplete exposure and become very difficult to treat. New antibiotics are always being developed to treat these infections, and you may require a longer treatment regimen. Physicians try to use antibiotics only in case the infection is bacterial and not viral, however, many the people insist the physician order some type of medication. A viral infection, like the common cold, are generally resolved within a short time frame. Our society depends on taking pills to feel better instead of trying some alternative treatments which have been proven to work. You can find many alternative treatments online. I do recommend that you speak with your doctor and draw up a treatment plan. It is extremely crucial to make your doctor and pharmacist aware of all drugs you are taking which includes anything that you get over the counter. Medications made out of many herbal ingredients have the capacity to react negatively with prescription medications, and often red flags appear on computers to make the physician and pharmacist identify the possible error. Sometimes a person may be taking more than one product that thins the blood. For example, say you are already using Tylenol or a prescription narcotic, then you begin taking a prescription blood thinner. The result could be permanent liver damage.