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what should sepsis patients eat

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
What they can: The real answer depends on how ill you are... If the patient is awake and her bowels are working, and can eat safely without aspirating, a balanced me ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Depends: It's more important what you eat before you get sick than after. Diets high in omega 3 fatty acids are protective against sepsis. Once sepsis occurs t ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Even though sepsis can be very frightening, advances in medicine can definitely allow a patient to be healed from sepsis.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes....: Sepsis can be treated, supportive care given and the patient can survive. In general, the older the patient as well as the greater the organ systems i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sepsis is systemic manifestation of infection, potentially affecting multiple organs. Patients can be lethargic, sleepy, even unresponsive.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes, they can be: They may be tired, lethargic, and in severe cases they may be in shock and unresponsive.
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, .
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
None: Sepsis is a severe infection and people with sepsis are in an intensive care unit. Are you sure you mean sepsis?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi
42 years experience Critical Care
Cultures, X-rays,lab: Patients are risk for sepsis usually have risk factors such as illicit behaviors, immunosuppression, chronic diseases or acute illnesses. Tests to dia ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the other aspects of the disease process; vital signs, labs, how the patient appears. Septicemia is simply the presence of bacteria in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Clinical acumen: Experts can't wait for labs to come back to make decisions for sepsis. If there is a source of infection, if there is fever over 101-101.5, respirator ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Maternal sepsis is a serious condition. She must consult with her ob/gyn and be examined carefully to make sure the infection has been eradicated. Tim ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
2-3 days: It takes at least 2-3 days for blood cultures to be read as negative.
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