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What are various causes of septic shock?

What are various causes of septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes. Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Hypoglycemic Insulin Reaction (Definition)

A condition characterized by having too much insulin in the blood. This can lead to having too little glucose (sugar) and if the blood sugar falls too low, the body no longer has enough fuel to carry out its regular functions. In insulin shock, the body becomes so starved for fuel that it ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

Insulin resistance: The symptoms are obesity, high blood sugars in spite of increasing the Insulin dosing if already diagnosed as diabetic and on insulin, thickening and darkening of the skin on the nape of the neck, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Insulin resistance syndrome?

Insulin resistance: If you can do this on your own please go online and begin to understand insulin resistance. If you go online but don't yet fully understand the problem, please set up an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Things should go OK - Please let me know. ...Read more

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How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance in diabetic?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance in diabetic?

Increased insulin: Insulin resistance means that the cells are less sensitive to Insulin - so it takes more Insulin keep the blood sugar down than normal. So, symptoms would be of hyperinsulinemia or hyperglycemia if the blood sugar is not controlled. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Yes: Shock essentialy is very low BP and no urine output.And usually unconciousness this could be due to weakness of heart muscle (cardiogenic), severe dehydration and low intravascular volume (hypovolemic) or severe infection (septic). ...Read more

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What are the signs of toxic shock syndrome?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

Many: The most obvious sign of a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is an alteration in mental status or functioning. People may become lethargic or drowsy, confused, or even delirious. In severe cases a person may become unresponsive. Occasionally they can have seizures, visual problems, and movement or sensory problems. This is a dangerous condition that need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an insulin spike in our bodies?

What are the causes of an insulin spike in our bodies?

Glucago: Ingesting refined sugar carbohydrade will cause the liver to release glucagon which is a homone that pushes the pancrease (pancrelipase) to release insulin. Other things can do this but the major source is refined sugars. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock s.: Headaches, diarrhea, confusion, general ill-feeling, low blood pressure, high fever, muscle aches, redness of eye/mouth/throat, kidney/liver failure, nausea/vomiting, seizures, widespread red rash that looks like sunburn. ...Read more

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Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?

Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?

A key issue, but No: Glucose control is complex & Insulin is only one of many controls involved, but insufficient ouput is basis for DX of type 1, <35 to 45 units/24 hrs, easily checked by checking c-peptide production. Insulin always secreted with amylin, available as symlin (pramlintide), (pramlintide) thus stopping all carbs & adding symlin (pramlintide) can markedly help. Other issues: body fat (binds insulin), muscle mass, adrenalin, gh, resistin, glp-1. ...Read more

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What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Tolerance breakdown?: Not sure what you are referring to, "tolerance breakdown." ? Could you restate the question? If you are referring to an increase in Insulin requirements, this can occur in response to growth (child to adult), dietary changes, stress, weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin ?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin
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Withdrawal?: Only patients with diabetes take insulin. If they stop taking it, then blood sugars go up very high and may cause a life-threatening metabolic emergency called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka). Though patients with type 2 diabetes don't normally get dka, high blood sugars will cause other problems. ...Read more

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Could you explain the causes of hypovolemic shock?

See below: Any condition in which there is loss of body fluids in excessive amounts eg bleeding from the GI tract like stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, accidental injuries with blood loss, excessive loose stools and vomiting can result in hypovolemic shock. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more