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What is a diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma?

Dehydration: If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose. This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does Dilantin work for hypoglycemic seizures?

Does Dilantin work for hypoglycemic seizures?

No: Hypoglycemic seizures will not typically respond to anti-epileptic medications. The main treatment will be to keep your blood glucose level up by eating small frequent meals. However, be cautious, because a person can have both hypoglycemic seizures and epileptic seizures. So you may need to take a seizure med like Dilantin and watch your blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Does lamictal work for diabetic seizures?

Does lamictal work for diabetic seizures?

Underlying disorder : Seizures related to diabetic hypoglycemia can also indicate an underlying seizure disorder. Those of my patients on anti seizure medication typically have epilepsy. Their seizure threshold is lowered by hypoglycemia. When seizure disorder is diagnosed in a patient with diabetes often they have seizures when glucoses aren't even terribly low. Best to prevent hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Can a non diabetic patient suffers hypoglycemia?

Can a non diabetic patient suffers hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypogly. : If you're referring to reactive hypoglycemia, then that to which you refer is fairly common. It's related to the overly brisk response of the pancreas to ingestion of simple sugar. Non-diabetics can certainly experience this. ...Read more

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Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

It is possible: It is possible 100 mg dilantin could control grand mal seizures. For an adult, this dose is rather small, a more typical dose is 200 or 300 mg each day. However, the best dose is the lowest dose that prevents seizures. ...Read more

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Could juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms worsen after your first grand mal seizure?

Could juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms worsen after your first grand mal seizure?

Could : Most folks with jme respond well to modest doses of depakote, but a small percentage have difficult-to-control seizures. It might seem like it gets worse after the first convulsion simply because the convulsions don't come under control. ...Read more

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Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more

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How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Insulin and fluid: Insulin and saline are administered intravenously and other medications added depending on the clinical findings and lab tests. ...Read more

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Does everyone have aura before epileptic seizures?

Does everyone have aura before epileptic seizures?

Not the case.: For the most part, auras are a type of seizure. They represent a type of partial seizure; a seizure that comes from one area of the brain. People with primary generalized seizures usually don't have auras. ...Read more

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Whats a non-epileptic seizure?

Whats a non-epileptic seizure?

Stress: A nonepileptic seizure is a movement that looks like a seizure, but has no change on the brain wave study (eeg). A combination of various stressors like school, home, etc. Can do this. Many patients will say they don't feel stressed, but this can be something underneath. Some patients can have both epileptic and nonepileptic seizures. ...Read more

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What are tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures?

What are tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures?

Whole lotta shaking: As jerry lee lewis says. Grand mal seizures are the kind of seizure that most people think of: people pass out, and their muscles contract violently. It usually lasts less than 5 minutes. Sometimes people have only 1 seizure & never have it again. Sometimes people have more than 1 seizure & need to take medicine to prevent them. ...Read more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...Read more

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Is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia overdiagnosed?

Is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia overdiagnosed?

Reactive hypogly. : If you're referring to reactive hypoglycemia, then that to which you refer is fairly common. It's related to the overly brisk response of the pancreas to ingestion of simple sugar. ...Read more

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Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

For BP control: Polyuria in diabetics is due to poorly controlled blood glucose. Diuretics such as Furosemide help remove excess salt and water and control hypertension. In order to improve your polyuria you will need strict control of diabetes. ...Read more

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Grand mal seizure on awakening best medicine?

Grand mal seizure on awakening best medicine?

Depends on type: There are more than one reason for seizures to preferentially occur upon awakening (or going to sleep) such as jme (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) and tonic seizures. If it is jme then Depakote is the drug of choice. For tonic-clonic seizures Lamictal is also used. Have a talk with your neurologist about your seizure type so you will be better suited to answer that question in full. Good luck. ...Read more

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Jeanne, 58 has epilepsy. Dilation & keppra (levetiracetam). Lost 60lbs meds adjusted seizures start again. Meds adjusted back seizures continue. (Levels fine) ideas?

Jeanne, 58 has epilepsy. Dilation & keppra (levetiracetam). Lost 60lbs meds adjusted seizures start again. Meds adjusted back seizures continue. (Levels fine) ideas?

Advice: Find a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. You may need different medications, consideration for a VNS unit, search for an underlying co-morbidity, and updated MRI with ambulatory EEG studies. Some hospitals have inpatient monitoring centers, and this too may help. A Concierge visit could deal with this in part more thoroughly. ...Read more

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

Complication of DM : If the body does not have enough Insulin to carry sugar into the cells for energy, the body begins to use a backup energy plan breaking down fat. This creates ketones which build up in the body and create an acidic change in the body.Since the enzymes work best in a balanced environment you feel sickly & nauseated.As the process continues the metabolism breaks down & bad things happen(you can die). ...Read more

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Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more