Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause
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When families and friends are gathered together it’s the perfect time to talk about what you’d like to have happen if you get sick and can’t make medical decisions for yourself. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of this pkg available for download
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Hallucinations can be a sign of a mental health illness, but they do not always mean a person is unwell. Hallucinations are, in fact, relatively common. One 2015 study from Europe found that 7.3 percent of people reported a life-long experience of hearing voices. A further study from South Africa on hallucinations in the general
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Star fruit contains a neurotoxin known as caramboxin that can cause irreversible brain damage at high enough doses. Get the preface for Dr. Greger’s brand-new book, How Not to Diet, by subscribing to his free newsletter at https://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. The video I mentioned is Kidney Stones and Spinach, Chard, and Beet Greens Don’t Eat Too Much(https://nutritionfacts.org/video/kidney-stones-and-spinach-chard-and-beet-greens-dont-eat-too-much/),
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The US political war on women has reached an all-time apex, and women´s health physicians must speak out loudly on their behalf. Donald Trump’s sexual and reproductive health policy changes threaten women in the USA and across the world, warns an expert in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. “Much progress has
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Some people use the term “lazy bowel” to refer to slowed digestion. Slowed digestion is a symptom of a condition rather than a condition in itself. A person who has slowed digestion may experience other symptoms, such as infrequent bowel movements, constipation, and straining. Read on to find out the causes of a lazy bowel
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While marijuana may have both short and long term adverse side effects, there is limited research as to whether using it can cause death. Smoking weed can, however, impair judgment and motor skills, so smoking cannabis before driving or doing other dangerous activities may increase the risk of an accident. However, most experts consider the
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Exposure to low-dose radiation from computed tomography (CT) scans may increase risk of certain cancers, seen in a Taiwanese cohort. Medical imaging tests are powerful diagnostic tools that provide a picture of the body’s interior. In computed tomography (CT), the patient is moved through a scanner as x-ray images are taken in all directions to
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