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My dad 61yrs short tempeted shouts a lot but successful bussinessman had low sodium 2yrsback was admittd was in coma fr 24hrs recoverd nowccan do his w?

My dad 61yrs short tempeted shouts a lot but successful bussinessman had low sodium 2yrsback was admittd was in coma fr 24hrs recoverd nowccan do his w?

Temper: Is part of the emotions we can control consciously. He has to control it by his own accord, can't force it.If the low sodium correction if too fast, it causes walking problem (central pontine myelinolysis) but unlikely the cause of his tempers. He grew up to be that way. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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My dad 61yrs shory temperd successful bussiness man had low sodium back 2yrs was in coma also fr 24hrs now recovered but talks less?

My dad 61yrs shory temperd successful bussiness man had low sodium back 2yrs was in coma also fr 24hrs now recovered but talks less?

You question is?: You have not asked a question. If you believe that has been loss of function, have a neurologist evaluate your father. ...Read more

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Can the depression caused by acute sodium deficiency be recovered ..because the problem has caused depression and memory loss to my father ..

Can the depression caused by acute sodium deficiency be recovered ..because the problem has caused depression and memory loss to my father ..

It depends.: If the main cause for memory loss is due to to acute sodium deficiency, he will recover when the sodium is replaced . It is rarely just one reason that memory is impaired. His doctor must find out what caused the sodium deficiency and correct the root cause.He should also try to find out whether there are medical problems that can contribute . Depression can also cause memolry deficits . ...Read more

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What causes a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, that leads to a coma or death?

What causes a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, that leads to a coma or death?

Multiple causes: High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Also if an aneurysm ruptures, it leaks blood into the space around the brain. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Amyloid angiopathy, head trauma and liver disease just to name a few. ...Read more

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Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

No: Hepatic coma is from the buildup of toxins not being processed by the damaged liver...Which can poison the kidneys...And eventually result in death. Morphine or other narcotics may be given to an esld patient to reduce their discomfort as they are passing. ...Read more

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I have a friend who has been in a coma for two days. His brain is swollen and he hasn't woke up can this cause brain damage or death?

I have a friend who has been in a coma for two days. His brain is swollen and he hasn't woke up can this cause brain damage or death?

Maybe backwards: Sometimes, a patient gets brain damage, and the damaged brain is not working correctly (thus leaves the patient in a coma). The damaged brain swells, and can be seen on a scan as "brain swelling". The patient may die from the original brain damage, the brain swelling that was due to that brain damage, or die from other causes. One has to look at the whole picture to see what might be happening. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

Many: Some people with an acute change in the salt level may have seizures. Sedation and confusion are other common symptoms. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

Water excess: Hi. Hyponatremia is virtually ALWAYS due to water excess, NOT sodium deficiency. Depending on how LOW below normal your sodium is, correction may have to be done fairly gradually to prevent harm. You need to see a competent diagnostician to assess your volume status (fluid overloaded, dehydrated, or normal), and causative conditions, then institute water restriction (or a vaptan drug). Good luck! ...Read more

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Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Unlikely: You get iodine from other food sources beside salt, so you will not have iodine deficiency by cutting back salt. ...Read more

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Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Manage lung disease: Low sodium level frequently occurs due to lung disease. The fluids around the lungs need to be managed. If corrected, the the sodium will be corrected. For instance, if pneumonia or infection of pleura are treated then the fluid will resolve and sodium too. Taking more sodium/salt by mouth is the wrong approach. Also, cancer of the lungs can cause this picture. Discuss findings with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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