Answer: Living a "heart-healthy lifestyle" is the best way of preventing and controlling vascular disease: do not smoke; eat nutritious foods low in fat; exercise; maintain a healthy weight; and control risk factors.
Answer: Cardio Vascular diseases occur mostly due to clotting of bloodwithin the vascular system leading to blockages and eventually aheart attack (myocardial infaction). Anti-coagulants are chemicalswhich prevents clotting of blood.
Answer: .Approximately 8-10 million people in the United States have PAD caused by atherosclerosis.Women with PAD live longer than men with the same condition.African-Americans are at greater risk for arterial occlusion than other racial groups.
Answer: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), is NOT treated by EMTs. Paramedics can see a PAD on an electrocardiogram (EKG) in the ambulance and administer nitroglycerin for chest pain but that is as far as they go. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat ANYTHING.
Not True...we cannot see PAD in an EKG. And regardless of 3what you were told in classes, the purpose of a Paramedic is to do a field diagnosis and treat it. We do NOT treat just symptoms. Case in point, 86 year old pt with a heart rate of 168, bp of 100/64, and fever. Treating the symptoms would mean giving him cardizem for the Afib...which would do nothing but make the pt worse...instead i gave him a bolus of fluid and some O2 which made him better....So yes medics do diagnose and treat what we see....
Answer: The primary cluster headache symptom is excruciating one-sided head pain centered behind an eye or near the temple. This pain may radiate outward from the initial focus and encompass the mouth and teeth.
Answer: Loss of feathers can be caused by several things. Feather pecking is often the usual culprit. When a hen house / roost gets too crowded, the hens peck out the feathers of the chicken next to them in an attempt to get them to move over. Hens in prime condition can lose feathers from the saddle area ( at the back near the tail) from being mounted by the rooster repeatedly. Poor quality feed can result in feather loss also. Feed with a minimum protein of 18% is required for feather production and maintenance. Finally, chickens go into a "moult" once per year, feathers drop out and new feather start to grow. This is natural, but every chicken does this and they can look quite ugly for a few weeks until the new feathers grow in.
Answer: rash around the site of the tick bite. Often, the tick exposure has not been recognized. The eruption might be warm or itch. The rash--erythema migrans (EM)-generally develops within 3-30 days and usually begins as a round, red patch that expands outward