Officially UK winter starts on December 21, but more realistically the date would be December 1.
Fleas could be the explanation, the cat has removed the fur by scratching and biting to try to get rid of the fleas.
Depends on how fast the blood is lost. Once blood pressure drops significantly below normal loss of vision would quickly be followed loss of consciousness and death would then occur within 2 or 3 minutes
'Normal' seems to be a lot less nowadays than it was a few years ago. In my book up to 140/90 would be considered as normal, 125/85 would be ideal. If you add a comment saying exactly what your reading is I'll comment specifically about your particular case.
The most likely explanation would be bacterial infection, possibly as a consequence of a primary viral infection. Something you ought to get sorted out so forget any embarrassment and go to see the doctor.
There are a number of ways of evaluating thyroid function so there are several numbers. Here is a link that explains the different numbers www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk
Anything up to 43 is considered to be normal but a level slightly higher shouldn't be anything to worry about. Levels above 100 would raise concerns and over 150 would be very concerning.
Yes, plants can grow without soil, water lilies would be an obvious example. Many crops are grown without soil, in water to which nutrients are added. Growing crops without soil is called hydroponics.
Protozoan is a fairly loose definition but it could be said true protozoans are single celled animals. (though there is some overlap between protozoans, algae, and fungi). They move around, they hunt and eat bacteria, they eat through a mouth pore and expel waste through an anal pore. Well, not all of them but as … Read more
Most common explanation is you are running a fever, your immune system is working overtime to fight an infection, blood is being pumped faster to get more immune cells to the battlegrounds and also to help cool the fever.
Because the ears and nose are made of cartilage which continues to grow after bone has stopped growing.
Absolutely not, it's maybe a shade over the accepted norm but anything up to 145/95 shouldn't be anything to be unduly worried about.
H pylori is Helicobacter Pylori a type of bacteria that causes ulcers and if not treated eventually cancer. H pylori ab is the antibody produced by the body to counteract H pylori antigens. The presence of H pylori ab would indicate the person has, or has had, H pylori. (Spelling of Helicobacter is correct and … Read more
Yes, and on the scalp. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Virus VZV) which can remain dormant in a person until middle age when it reappears to cause shingles. Nothing to worry about though it can be painful at the time. (Spellings correct, Blurtit moderator please note.)
Yes, staphylococcus bacteria can infect virtually any part of the body including bone.
Steady up, Choscura, it's common knowledge everyone who ever smoked dies of a smoking related disease. There must be a few smokers who died of Alzheimer's.
Finger nails are made of keratin which is a sulfur-containing protein.
Fuzzy, whiter, and a lot denser than healthy bone. Healthy bone looks very clean-cut by comparison.
At six weeks the puppy should still be with its mother. However, the advice given above is good, if you have no alternative you can use cow's milk but make sure it's NOT cold, should be body temperature, NOT warm or hot.
Egypt is the driest country in the world. In some parts of Egypt rain never falls but the country isn't short of water because the River Nile runs right through the middle of the country. Higher up the Nile is the Aswan Dam behind which is Lake Nasser and about 20 years supply of water … Read more