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Does Dialysis Cause Hallucinations
It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
First comes a spark: Kindling is to epilepsy what a breeze is to a newly lit fire. Because seizures are basically electrical brushfires in the brain, certain stimuli (often simply more seizures) provoke bigger and badder seizures. Seizures beget seizures. For best control, get early control--before things are out of control, like a forest fire. ...Read more
Were you contacted?: if the urine were infected with something and it contacted your eyes, nose, mouth, Vagina etc.then, you may also receive a similar infection. Whether or not that infection could travel to the brain would depend on a lot of things within your own body. Unless it got into an open space or open wound though you should be fine. ...Read more
Does estrogen cause dementia? Or does stopping it unmask cognitive changes that would occur naturally?
Toxic: Once began, it reoccurs with continued use. ...Read more
A-hi10ug/dl,C-5ug/dl: Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children on X-ray, main tool for dx. is the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amt. being stored in the body. Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children seen on X-ray, but the main tool for diagnosis is measurement of the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate how much lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amount being stored in the body. There are two units for reporting blood lead level, either micrograms per deciliter (µg/dl), or micrograms per 100 grams (µg/100 g) of whole blood, which are numerically equivalent. The Centers for Disease Control (US) has set the standard elevated blood lead level for adults to be 10 (µg/dl) of the whole blood. For children the number is set much lower at 5 (µg/dl) of blood as of 2012 down from a previous 10 (µg/dl). Children are especially prone to the health effects of lead and, as a result, blood lead levels must be set lower and closely monitored if contamination is possible. The major treatments are removal of the source of lead and chelation therapy (administration of agents that bind lead so it can be excreted). ...Read more
No.: No. If a person with CHF were having hallucinations, I'd suspect a medication side effect. People with CHF take a lot of pills. ...Read more
Fever, hypoxia: As we age, we have less "cognitive reserve". That is, environmental or mental stressors, sleep deprivation, illness, alcohol, etc impair cognition more than these factors do in young adulthood. Febrile illnesses, eg, pneumonia or bladder infection, are both common and cognitively impairing. Also, pneumonia may temporarily decrease oxygen intake (hypoxia), which also hurts cognitive function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dehydration: When sugar levels get so high it leads to dehydration and increase osmolarity of the blood. That means the blood thickens. This draws water and electrolytes out of the organs including the brain. That eventually can lead to coma. The key to treating the patient with high sugar and high osmolarity is fluids and electrolyte replacement followed eventually and gradually by insulin. ...Read more
?Question: I am not sure if you mean "intimacy issues" such as erectile dysfunction? Diuril (chlorothiazide) has no major side effects as a diuretic of erectile dysfunction. Blood pressure alone is a risk factor for erectile dysfunction. Check with your dr. As other causes such as diabetes or vascular occlusive diseases can also play a role in ed. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When: And if your blood urea increases, which is supposed to be cleared by your kidneys, this "poison" will affect the ability of the brain to work properly. ...Read more
Other factors: Parkison's disease (pd) itself is not fatal. However, as the disease progresses symptoms worsen and can lead to death. For example, pd can cause difficulty swallowing, which can lead to aspiration and severe pneumonia, or it can cause loss of balance leading to falls and injury. ...Read more
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