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Causes Of Bedridden Patients
Some possibilities:: Poor impulse control, lack of judgment, lack of insight, under-medication, thrill seeking, stimulation of risk seeking, aggression, lack of boundaries, drug use, alcohol abuse, need for power and control, desperation, homicidal ideations, suicidal ideations, hyper-sexuality, mania, hypomania, psychosis, paranoia, sociopathy, etc. ...Read more
Has anyone had patients who out of blue gained several inches in height at nearly 40YO? No other problems/symptoms; just added ht. What would cause it
I never know what to believe online. Has anybody had patients who actually grew noticably taller @ 40? Can't find online what possibly could cause it.
Growth in the 40s:
this can be due to a rare disease called acromegaly, other features include enlargement of the jaw, hands and feet, it needs about 10 years to be noticed, other features hypertension, diabetes, joints problems and carpal tunnel syndrome.
the cause of this disease is usually a tiny benign tumor in the pituitary, and diagnosed by blood test and possible imaging of the brain ...Read more
Has anyone had patients or seen a 40 year old woman have very noticeable (not minor) vertical growth spurts (height)?If so, what was the cause of that
Need to c physician: Your friend needs to see a physician for lab tests to see what's going on. Start w/ a PCP who can direct from there. ...Read more
Nerve cell changes: Ther is evidence that part of the pain of fibromyalgia may be caused by a phenomenon known as central sensitization in which nerve cells that detect and transmit pain signals become overly sensitive and can fire excessively in in response to what should be a non-painful or mildly uncomfortable stimulus. ...Read more
Blockage by material: A shunt may accumulate proteinaceous material on it inner diameter . Slow flow may also cause clotting of the shunt. ...Read more
Good question : Although not a cardinal symptom for ZES, as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, heart burn, etc..nausea can affect patients with the disease.Nausea can be due to a lot of causes, considered a precursor for vomiting, not always though,and also a protective mechanism to avoid more harm to the GI tract. Increased acidity in ZES with disrupted GI motility would induce the nausea, although it is more complex ...Read more
Law of thirds!: One third of patients with hyperuricemia are undersecretors, . One trhird are overproducers of uric acid. And one third are both. Overproduction is primarily genetic and associated with many other risk factors for metabolic syndrome and subsequent atherovascular diseases. Under secretion may be genetic, but there are many more modifiable factors at play. Lead poisoning can cause under excretion. ...Read more
Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more
Vast number: Of diseases. This can be caused by any neurologic insult, infectious issues, metabolic issues, etc. Coma is a very vague medical term that people don't use often in medical terminology because it does not tell us much. I am sorry i cannot be more direct with an answer, but without more history, i cannot clarify it any further. Again, the list is immense that can cause someone to fall into a coma. ...Read more
?: Do you mean inserting an IV? There would be no effect because medicines that vasodilate tend to work on arterioles, not superficial veins. ...Read more
Every 3 - 4 hours: Preventing bed sores is extremely important in a bedridden patient. Turning every 3 - 4 hours should suffice for most patients. Watch the sacrum and the heels, which are very susceptible. There are special beds available which can help as well. ...Read more
I'm an oxygen dependent patient. I have o2 stats of 83 but all my tests are always normal. What can cause this?
Good morning . . .: I would presume that since you are on Oxygen, at such a young age, you must be seeing a specialist already. This sounds to me, to be a more complicated issue than what we can answer through this type of venue. Also, if you are checking your O2 sats at home, please be certain that it is working properly--maybe use it on family or friends who are not oxygen dependent. ...Read more
How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?
Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more
I am a medical first responder wondering about the main causes of neurocardiasyscope i need to know about this for a patient
Is a symptom: Neurocardiac syncope is "fainting" most commonly benign vasovagal (due to sudden activity of vagus nerve which slows heart rate). Can be due to sudden drop in blood pressureby heart slowing down or blood vessels dilating, neurologic, metabolic, psychiatric (eg anxiety) and cardiac causes. But basically all caused by sudden nerve activity. ...Read more
Arthorites humatites.....The patient 47 yrs female suffering since 12 yrs. The beautiful lady is in horrible shape walks like duck.. Cause? Wt to do?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: She needs to see a rheumatologist. Orthopedist surgeon may be able to help her duckling walk. ...Read more
Has anyone had patients (female) who grew more than 2 inches in height over age 35 and if so what caused that to occur many years after puberty ended?
That hasn't: occurred in any of my patients that I am aware of. ...Read more
Fear of "mental" pts: If you mean why do people fear mental patients, there are all kinds of reasons -- mostly based in fear and ignorance. Mental illness has been stigmatized for generations. Seeing behavior which seems socially "odd" makes many people shy away, rather than try to understand. Also some mental illnesses people to their own need for help -- making it worse. Nami http://www.Nami.Org/ educates ; helps. ...Read more
Depends.....: Although there can be long, symptom-free intervals, asthma is an incurable disease so there are no "former asthma patients". Cats can contribute to asthma exacerbations in a patient with asthma and a cat allergy. An allergist can determine if an asthmatic is allergic to cats and, if so, can recommend treatments. ...Read more
describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases .
Ref:Medscape ...Read more
Death: Not sure which patient u r referring to. Please clarify. ...Read more
Many things: Time of day, level of fatigue, suspiiciousness, hunger, need to use the bathroom, inability to make oneself understood, frustration at any number of things...There are many reasons someone who cannot form new memories or use and understand language may become agitatd or aggressive. ...Read more
What is the: condition you are referring to and how much are your referring to in regards to the fluids. Would need clarification to try to answer this question. Take care. ...Read more
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