CAGcast #250: You're In Trouble
Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:12 PM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:24 PM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:13 PM
Thanks for taking the time to read my question. Keep up the great work and hope Shipwreck enjoys PAX.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:44 PM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:35 AM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:51 PM
Great story Ship…God I just love potty humor.
I had the same thing happen to me. Most likely you experienced a low blood pressure moment (same for Cheapy when he had his second child).
According to my Doctor, when you have a huge amount of piss it actually raises your blood pressure by a far amount. As you drain the main vein, the pressure in your body can drop dramatically. You get dizzy, sweaty, and sometimes a little sick to your stomach and then pass out. This can happen in a few seconds. You’re especially susceptible to this after being sick because your body is still weak and can’t adjust to changes in blood pressure as quickly. You made matters worse by probably standing while taking a piss. As your blood pressure dropped, the blood started to flow faster down toward your feet and away from your brain.
As for Cheapy, same thing, the massive amount of straining raised your blood pressure. The sudden release caused a dramatic drop; quite literally in Cheapy’s case.
The best thing to do is lie on your back with your knees up to force the blood back to your brain as quick as possible. Trust me; you’ll feel so much better a lot quicker getting those legs up.
In my case, it lasted a LONG time as my body adjusted to being anemic from chemotherapy. Every single fricken time I took a leak. I couldn’t pee standing up for 6 months. I actually had to lie down once in a McDonalds bathroom. McDonalds! Thanks God little Timmy didn’t walk in with his dad while my pants were down, my pecker out, sweating like a pig and panting. That would have been fun to explain to the officer.
It was micturition syncope. Basically, when one strains to urinate (or to have a BM for that matter), vagal tone increases leading to bradycardia and hypotension. No further workup or medical attention is necessary. ED docs are strange people... there is no indication for a CT scan with such a history (but it seems quite difficult to leave an ED without getting a CT scan or two nowadays... what a shame).
Urinating per se should not drop one's blood pressure outside of the neurohormonal reflexes as urine (an ultrafiltrate of plasma) is already in the bladder and not contributing to intravascular volume.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:24 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:37 PM
The only thing I know about Freshbeat is that they make smoothies, because my son started asking for smoothies after watching the show a bunch. Which was cool; I just started making fresh (and frozen) fruit smoothies at home, which are delicious and not bad for you (just need some frozen fruit, some fresh fruit, a little milk, and a little yogurt. Blend and drink!).