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Electrolytes Imbalance Symptoms Elderly
Doc suspects diabetes insipidus. Symptoms are rapidly relieved by eating salt (dehydration, headaches, twitching, urine output all decrease). Why?
Dehydration + symptoms from inadequate fluid intake. Level of intake that resolves symptoms causes excessive urination, leading to dehydration. Ideas?
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Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?
Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more
Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.
May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Current lithium level is 1.66, can this cause symptoms like, exhaustion, sleepiness, off balance, weird visual disturbances, shakiness,jerky muscles?
Yes!: The symptoms you describe can all be due to a high lithium level. It's very important to keep the level within the therapeutic range, and levels over 1.5 are considered toxic. However the timing of the lab test relative to your dose matters. Please contact your physician as soon as possible for instructions on what to do with the dose and when to check again. ...Read more
YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more
Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)
Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have autonomic deficiency causing dizziness/low bp. Could the heat/humidity cause more issues despite hydrating well?
Autonomic insufficie: This may cause more problems in the hot weather and humidity as the excess heat will cause more water losses. Also just replacing it with water may affect your electrolyte levels. So stay cool. ...Read more
Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?
Rare happens rarely: The most common symptom of a pheo is high blood pressure; tho sometimes this even is not present. Classically pheo presents with headaches, sweating and rapid heart rate, but insomnia and restlessness can occur; I hesitate in using the word "common" w/ pheo, as most docs will go an entire career and never see a case. Other, more frequently seen conditions should be checked for first. ...Read more
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