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Do a lot of people get delirium tremens?

Do a lot of people get delirium tremens?

Alcoholics: Chronic alcoholics develop delirium tremens during the withdrawal process. It is a serious illness and needs to be treated as an emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Delirium (Definition)

We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brains with less reserve capacity are particularly vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. See my last textbook chapter for more reading in the appi textbook ...Read more


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Do a lot of people get puerperal psychosis?

Do a lot of people get puerperal psychosis?

No: Puerperal psychosis occurs in 1 or 2 out of 1000 childbirths, usually in young, first-time mothers. This might seem like a pretty significant group, but compared to other postpartum disorders it's relatively rare. Maternity blues affects 50-75% of new mothers and postpartum depression is seen in 10-15% of new mothers. These women likely have other mood disorders like bipolar. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get delirium tremens? Or only if they drink too much?

DTs: Delerium tremens, is severe alcohol withdrawal, and can be deadly so it is treated with strong withdrawal medications in the intensive care units. The patient has severe confusion, is often very agitated, has shaking, and may have seizures. If a person drinks a lot daily, has done this for years, and then abruptly stops drinking, can go into dts. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get toxemia?

Do a lot of people get toxemia?

Toxemia: Those people that already had toxemia with other baby are at a much higher risk of developing the disease with the next pregnancies. Averages around 25% for this people. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

No: Most cases of insomnia are secondary, meaning they are caused by other medical problems (pain, need to use restroom, sleep apnea, etc), depression or other psychiatric-medical problems, psychophysiological (a learned set of behaviors leading to insomnia), or substance-related (such as caffeine). Rarely, insomnia is primary, but it does happen. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get confusion and headache?

Do a lot of people get confusion and headache?

Depends: What you need to know is that severe headache, thunderclap, confusion, or associated with nasuea, vomiting, or not responding to therapy requires a visit to doctor asap. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Yes: Chronic cholecystitis is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, severe, radiating into back); it is often associated with nausea+/-vomiting. Acute cholecystitis will cause the same pain, however it may last for a day or more, and may be associated with fever. ~750, 000 operations/yr in us, so it is quite common. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Depends of Severity: The kidneys are generally well protected under the ribs and heavy flank muscles. However, major blows such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, large objects, fists, etc. May crush or compress the kidneys. Of course penetrating objects like knives, gunshots, or missiles, can directly damage any internal organ. Blood in the urine is often found after major kidney trauma. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to stomach acid than other bacteria. Therefore, it takes relatively few organisms to cause disease. Shigellosis can result from contaminated food and water and person-to-person spread (shaking hands). ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get loss of memory?

Do a lot of people get loss of memory?

Yes: Millions of people develop each year memory problems, they tend to avoid the healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatment. Treatment is supportive and symptom directed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get croup?

Do a lot of people get croup?

Fair number: In North America, incidence peaks in the second year of life, at 5-6 cases per 100 children.Croup is most common pediatric illness that causes acute stridor, accounting for approximately 15% of clinic and emergency department visits for pediatric respiratory tract infections. Primarily disease of infants and toddlers, with a peak incidence from age 6 months to 36 months (3 years) in US. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get Parkinson's disease?

Do a lot of people get Parkinson's disease?

The best information: It is estimated that 6.3 million people have parkinson’s worldwide, affecting all races and cultures. The age of onset is usually over 60, but it is estimated that one in ten are diagnosed before the age of 50, with slightly more men than women affected. Anyone can get parkinson’s, but it is more common in older people. It is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to another. Acco. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Rare event: Renal infarction is the term for loss of blood supply to all or a portion of the kidney which then dies. It is not a common event. It can be caused by atherosclerosis or more rarely, by blood clots lodging in the renal arteries. It can be a consequence of surgery on the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Rarely: Volvulus is a twisting of the GI tract. It can occur at the stomach level, small bowel and proximal colon or the sigmoid colon. Some activities such as laxative abuse may predispose to volvulus. Oftentimes volvulus occurs due to congenital non fixation of the intestine. Any frequent severe abdominal pain associated with bilious (green) vomiting needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get frostbite?

Do a lot of people get frostbite?

Frostbite=freezing: Frostbite is a real risk whenever people spend time outdoors in freezing temperatures. It occurs when tissue of the body freezes. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure... If you are going to be spending time outdoors in severe weather make sure you are dressed appropriately. If you aren't sure, head to your nearest outdoors store and speak with a knowledgable outdoorsman. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get constipation?

Do a lot of people get constipation?

Constipation Child: Constipation in children can manifest as small hard stool, pain when trying to defecate &/or abdominal pain. It may take weeks-months to fully resolve the problem so does require patience . Increasing fibre (wholemeal breads/pasta, fruit, vegetable) and water in the diet are the most effective natural remedies. Over the counter laxatives are helpful & safe e.g. lactulose or paraffin. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pancreatitis, chronic?

Do a lot of people get pancreatitis, chronic?

Not common: Many more people get acute pancreatitis, due to gallstones that got stuck along the pathway, alcohol, trauma, meds, high triglycerides (>800-1000). Chronic pancreatitis most commonly seen in chronic alcohol abusers, with recurrent episodes of pancreatitis, induced by continued intake of alcohol. ...Read more

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