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Decompensation (Definition)

Decompensation literally means off equilibrium or off balance, or off baseline. Let's say one has a chronic condition, such as heart failure. When the symptoms become worse and force you to call your doctor or go to the emergency room, you could say that ...Read more


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What are the actual causes of this syndrome?

Need More Info: I need more information to understand your question. Please ask the question using specific information about the syndrome you are asking about. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute glaucoma?

What exactly is acute glaucoma?

Fluid block in eye: The eye has an internal clear fluid circulation 24/7. This is called the aqueous humor. The iris in certain shaped eyes (usually farsighted) can obstruct the outflow and within 1/2 hour the pressure can skyrocket to dangerous levels. This is an emergency, can be stopped with certain drugs and prevented with laser. See your ophthalmologist immediately if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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What is acute encephalomyelitis?

What is acute encephalomyelitis?

Brain inflammation: It does not yell us the cause- infectious, inflammatory, toxic. It involves change in mental status. ...Read more

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What is acute tonsillopharyngitis?

What is acute tonsillopharyngitis?

Bad sore throat: usually caused by virus, less commonly by strep . If symptoms increase with fever see doc promptly. In mean time drink lots of liguids and rest. ...Read more

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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes someone to have acute delirium?

What causes someone to have acute delirium?

Depends: We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brain with less reserve capacity are more vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. This is different than delirium tremens which is caused by neurochemical changes from drug/etoh withdrawl. ...Read more

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Does myexedema occur progressively or is it acute?

Does myexedema occur progressively or is it acute?

Progressive: Myexedema due to low levels of thyroid hormone , do not appear over night , is progressive disease , after start of treatments will subside progressively ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is acute inferoposterolateralmi?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is acute inferoposterolateralmi?

Heart Attack: A posterior lateral MI is a heart attack. It's just a fancy way of telling you the exact part of the heart that is being affected. It is posterior and lateral damage that is caused by blockages in the coronary blood vessels on the right side of the heart. ...Read more