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Can Hemodialysis Lead To Anxiety In Patients
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Can we use antipsychotics for patients with Alzheimer's disease and psychosis knowing that antipsychotics may lead to death in patients with dementia ?
Sometimes, no choice: Antipsychotics are best avoided in managing agitation in dementia. However, if the agitation is the result of actual psychosis i.e., delusions and hallucinations, the risk/benefit ratio often shifts in favor of using antipsychotics, as untreated psychosis itself is a risk of factor for serious injury to self/others. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Aging wins in the end but in the meantime regular exercise, weight bearing exercise, and fun group activities can keep the demented elderly moving. Keep the medicine list as short as possible. Provide a well lit, safe environment with no loose items on the floor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications in RF: Many medications and/or the byproducts that come from taking a medication have to get out of your body by way of your kidneys. Also, some medications can, at high levels in your blood, damage your kidneys. Virtually every drug given to a renal failure patient needs to first be looked at from the standpoint of the need to alter dosing before being given. This is really important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a tilt-table test plus the adrenaline shot cause problems to patients with pulmonary hypertension?
TTT Pulm HTN: A TTT assesses how your BP/HR responds to standing. Adrenaline is normally released in response to standing to raise the HR. It could have a vaso constrictor effect on pulmonary circulation. Guazzi MD, De Cesare N, Fiorentini C, et al. Pulmonary vascular supersensitivity to catecholamines in systemic high blood pressure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1986;8(5):1137-1144. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(86)80393= ...Read more
Can stress and anxiety actually cause you to develop a heart disease? Or can it only cause heart issues in those with pre existing heart problems?
Anxiety medication: Anxiety medications work for symptoms such as restlessness, tremors, sweating, agitation, etc. , as long as such symptoms are not indicative of another underlying pathology, such as adhd or organic causes such as high BP or high thyroid function. In these cases, treat the underlying cause, not just the symptom. ...Read more
Explore Specifics?: Apart from knowing about anxiety & how it ticks, it can b very helpful 2explore the specifics of ur anxiety w/a skilled mental health clinician - one who has expertise treating persons struggling w/anxiety. Pinpointing the anxiety-producing aspects of this situation, tying them 2prior experiences & coming up w/ theories 2test can all be helpful - esp along w/applying principles 4reducing anxiety! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely: I'm not sure what extremely high levels of manganese would do to a person, but i doubt it would cause only increased anger. If you know why it's elevated, stop the cause and see what happens. If you don't know, find a physician to help figure it out. Anger is not uncommon with adhd. If it is new, looking for what has changed is worthwhile; if chronic, work with a professional on that issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone explain to me how come some patients are hesitant to use beta blockers in cardiac disease?
How can you treat chronic organic poatstroke anxiety and depression if the patient suffers from urinary retention?
Anxiety & Depression: need to be treated by learning strategies to manage those conditions. A clinical psychologist can be helpful w/that. A urologist can help w/the urine retention. The doc can use several methods, e.g., a catheter or teach the person to self-cath when needing to urinate. Peace and good health. Get together a plan of action and work on each part of the situation. Progress in any area helps. ...Read more
Do most cases of people with paradoxical reactions to benzos occur in people with underlying mental disorders?
No: Younger people and children are the most likely. (of course, some might argue that all children have underlying mental disorders...Just kidding!). Seriously, it's an unpredictable reaction. People who discover that they have this unusual reaction should then just avoid the drugs in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations. To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc. ...Read more
Yes: Especially with teenagers. Always monitor how a medication is effecting you (positive or negative) and report it to your doctor. ...Read more
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