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What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

Emergency: Adrenal crisis occurs when there is abrupt loss of adrenal hormones or treatment of addison's disease is suddenly stopped. Symptoms include low blood pressure leading to shock, confusion leading to loss of consciousness, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalance leading to instability of the heart rhythm, and can result in death. Treatment is required urgently. ...Read more

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What is oculogyric crisis?

What is oculogyric crisis?

Dyskinesia: It's a type of dyskinesia (movement disorder showing either diminished movement or too much movement, with tics and jerks, etc) involving the muscles of the eye. It's acute, and can be relieved quickly also. It's most commonly seen with medicines that block the neurotransmitter dopamine, such as haldol, stelazine, and thorazine -- but also newer antipsychotics, as well as the GI drug reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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Differences between an identity crisis and severe depression?

Differences between an identity crisis and severe depression?

Physicial symptoms: Generally, severe depression would include physical symptoms such as changes in appetite, energy, and sleep. These are not necessarily part of an identity crisis. Identity crisis may also have more prominent anxiety without depressive affect. If you're wondering about yourself, it's a good idea to share your concerns with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell crisis more severe in sickle cell thalassemia or sickle cell alone?

Is sickle cell crisis more severe in sickle cell thalassemia or sickle cell alone?

Most less severe: Most are less severe in sickle cell thalassemia, but depends. HbS/B(0)thal: similar to HbSS in severity maybe slightly less severe. HbS/B(+)thal: has 60% HbSS and 30% HbA, thus less severe than HbSS (sickle cell alone). HbS/A-thal: less severe than HbSS due to decreased HbSS amount. ...Read more

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Can sickle cell crisis cause lost of pregnancy?

Can sickle cell crisis cause lost of pregnancy?

Yes: Women with sickle cell disease who become pregnant are at higher risk for complications such as miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. Sickle cell disease symptoms often worsen during pregnancy and pain crises become more frequent. However, with careful prenatal care and monitoring, serious problems can be avoided. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lupus crisis?

Symptoms of lupus crisis?

It depends: The symptoms of a lupus flare depend on the exact organ systems involved and the extent of the involvement. ...Read more

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Could sickle cell crisis cause lost of oxgen to brain?

Could sickle cell crisis cause lost of oxgen to brain?

Yes: Patients with sickle cell disease are at an increased risk of developing strokes which could affect oxygen delivery to the brain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

What are symptoms of sickle cell anemia crisis?

Pain.: When red cells sickle, they become rigid and block the flow of blood. If this happens in muscle or bone, the result is pain. In the lung it's pain and shortness of breath. In the brain, it can cause a stroke. Any organ can be effected. A painful crisis happens when blood flow is interrupted. They are episodic and unpredictable. ...Read more

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Does addisonian crisis lead to abdominal pain?

Does addisonian crisis lead to abdominal pain?

Yes it can...: Most definitely. Here's more info which you might find useful: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000357.Htm. ...Read more

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What is a myasthenic crisis?

What is a myasthenic crisis?

A relapse: Myasthenia gravis can rapidly deteriorate if medication is failing, and a patient can rapidly weaken, have trouble breathing and swallowing, and may require respiratory support in a hospital. Contrast a cholinergic crisis, also a deterioration, but here due to too much medication. ...Read more

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What is midlife crisis for men?

What is midlife crisis for men?

Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. ...Read more

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How is a myasthenic crisis treated?

How is a myasthenic crisis treated?

Aggresively !!: Myasthenic crisis is a medical emergency it is related to the neurotransmitter acetyl choline not being ablt to work at the neuromuscular junction (due to ach receptor issues) it can cause life thretening symptoms specially related to the respiratory system. ...Read more

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How to recognize an identity crisis?

How to recognize an identity crisis?

See below...: Are u unsure of ur role in life? Do u feel like u don't know the 'real u? If u answer yes, u may be experiencing an identity crisis. Theorist erik erikson coined the term identity crisis & believed that it was 1 of the most important conflicts people face in development. According to erikson, an identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at 1self. ...Read more

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What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

21 hydroxylase AB: An addisonian crisis is when your body is in shock from adrenal insufficiency. To diagnosis addison's disease, the combination of blood tests for electrolytes, glucose, 21 hydroxylase antibodies, and a high dose acth stimulation test would help make or reject the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

What is the criteria to be admitted into a  pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more

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Can a sickle cell patient get crisis when having sex?

Can a sickle cell patient get crisis when having sex?

Probably: We do not fully understand all of the causes of sickle cell pain crises. Dehydration and acidosis are tow known contributors. Physical exertion can lead to dehydration and acidosis, so to the extent that sex can be physically exerting, a patient may get a crisis with sex. ...Read more

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How can I treat sickle cell crisis?

Aggressively: Treatment is of an urgent nature and requires hospitalization typically. The emphasis is on aggressive IV fluid replacement, pain control, treatment of underlying issues such as infection, bloood transfusion or exchange as determined by your hematologist. ...Read more

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What triggers increase my risk for myasthenic crisis (mc)?

What triggers increase my risk for myasthenic crisis (mc)?

A few things: Infection, stopping the medication given for myasthenia, other medications that have neuromuscular bloching properties (such as some antibiotiseg getamycin) , respiratory depressors and sedatives and anxiety are amongst the comon causes of a patient going into the crisis. ...Read more

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Is everyone in mid life crisis a midlife cheater?

Is everyone in mid life crisis a midlife cheater?

No: This isn't really the forum to talk about pop psychology, but i appreciate your asking. There is no understanding people, but it's natural at any age to change interests and want to make life more special in some way. You do yourself a disservice if you tell yourself that it means infidelity, whether it's your partner, or a friend, or a family member. It may be a very positive move instead. ...Read more