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Wesley Moore
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?Drunk Tanks To Ease NHS Pressure

The call follows a study currently being carried out by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) looking at whether Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS), or drunk tanks, should be rolled out as a way of managing intoxicated patients.

‘Drunk tanks’ to ease NHS pressure


If the starting dose is not working well enough (your blood pressure does not come down enough, or you are still getting symptoms), you may need to increase your dose. If you're bothered by side effects, you may need to stay on a lower dose.

In people with certain diseases or conditions, doing something as simple as rising from a chair or turning the head can trigger a sudden drop in blood pressure. This is known as a hypotensive syndrome.

In cases of sudden hypotension, sit down or lie down immediately and raise your feet above the level of your heart. If the incident is caused by shock, you may need to be given medication to increase blood pressure or treat an underlying illness. If a person loses consciousness due to low blood pressure, get emergency assistance immediately.

In adults, overexposure to lead may cause high blood pressure and damage to the reproductive organs. Additional symptoms may include fever, headaches, fatigue, sluggishness (letheragy), vomiting, loss of appetite (anorexia), abdominal pain, constipation, joint pain, loss of recently acquired skills, incoordination, listlessness, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), irritability, altered consciousness, hallucinations, and/or seizures. In addition, affected individuals may experience low levels of iron in the red blood cells (anemia), peripheral neuropathy, and, in some cases, brain damage (encephalopathy). Some affected individuals experience decreased muscle strength and endurance; kidney disease; wrist drop; and behavioral changes such as hostility, depression, and/or anxiety. In some cases, symptoms may be life-threatening.

"These results suggest a possible solution for people who''ve stopped taking blood pressure medicines because they interfere with sexual function," said Ferrario director of WFUBMC''s Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center. "In addition to controlling blood pressure as well or better than other medications, losartan seems to have a positive effect on sexuality."

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is commonly prescribed for those who suffer from sleep apnea. A CPAP humidifier is a device that releases moisture from a small tank of distilled water into the air that you breathe from your CPAP machine. This can increase your comfort level during CPAP therapy.

Assessing Stroke Risk and Coronary Artery Disease Risk An eye stroke can increase your risk of brain stroke, and vice versa. A vascular neurologist -- a neurologist who specializes in stroke care -- will evaluate your risk factors for a future stroke. Your doctor will consider your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight, diet, exercise habits, whether you have diabetes or arrhythmias, and your personal and family history, among other factors.


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