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Metallic iron does not give toxicity problems, although there are people with congenital defects in matabolism, for whom it behaves like a poison. Iron salts are pharmaceuticals for the treatment

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Bipolar disorder not only disrupts the patient's life but also makes the lives of those around him difficult and sometimes painful. People affected by this disorder often have difficulty acknowledging their mental state to themselves.

Can bipolar disorder be prevented?

Prevention with this disorder is not comparable to what is required for other clinical conditions, as it is a disorder of the mind that affects the mood sphere, but intervening in a timely manner at the first signs of mental illness is a definite advantage with respect to the future condition of the sick person, thus preventing the worsening of the illness.

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Hyperventilation: what to do?

iperventilazione

Hyperventilation is when breathing is faster and deeper than usual as a result of emotional stress or anxiety. Symptoms of hyperventilation include fast and deep breathing, dizziness, chest pain, sweating, and tingling in the hands and around the mouth.

What to do?

  1. It is necessary to have the patient lie down in a quiet place for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Have the patient breathe more slowly and avoid breathing into a paper bag, as serious problems may arise.
  3. Reassure the patient and if he/she faints take appropriate measures.

Source: Mediserve‘s Pocket Guide to First Aid.

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