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Can heroin cause hyperglycemia?

Can heroin cause hyperglycemia?

I am not sure: Representatives from the U.S. National institutes of health (nih), the american diabetes association (ada), and the juvenile diabetes research foundation (jdrf) report that they are unaware of any such studies on the topic of illicit drug use and blood glucose control. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more


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What causes hyperglycemia..why is pp high.what shud be done to keep it in range.thanks?

What causes hyperglycemia..why is pp high.what shud be done to keep it in range.thanks?

Hyperglycemia: Hyperglycemia is high blood sugar levels. You MUST change that. 1: Discuss with your doctor. 2: Start lowering your blood sugar. 3: Start losing weight - slowly. 4: Please see a dietitian to teach you the best methods to get your blood sugar level down. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Yes: Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times above what's considered normal. ...Read more

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Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

No: There is no evidence that Pantoprazole or related protein pump inhibitors cause elevated blood sugars. ...Read more

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What causes death in a heroin overdose?

What causes death in a heroin overdose?

Two ways: Suppression of the drive to breathe is the more familiar. For reasons we do not understand, pulmonary edema may come on very rapidly and kill the person with a sudden eruption of foam from the mouth and suffocation. Neither is painful, but i hope that neither is something that you want. Good luck, and if you have lost someone, you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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How does anesthesia cause hyperglycemia?

How does anesthesia cause hyperglycemia?

It doesn't: Anesthesia does not cause hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia can be caused by stress, and surgery can cause stress. ...Read more

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What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

Two ways at least: I wish i had not seen this so often as a pathologist. Breathing may simply stop as a result of the drug. Or for some reason that we've not been able to figure out, the air spaces of the lungs suddenly fill with fluid. Foam gushes from the mouth and the user dies. I give families the comfort that witnesses to this event say it seems that the person does not suffer -- but who knows for sure? ...Read more

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Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Relspse : Since morphine is derived from the same plant possible. However I wouldn't withhold in an acute pain situation such as surgery ...Read more

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I tested positive for heroin using a drug swab test. Never even seen heroin let alone use. Any ideas what caused this?

May never find out: From time to time, labs make mistakes. Specimens get switched. Technicians make clerical errors. Poppy seeds may have cross-reacted. Or if it's just a swab and there is no second test, a simple false-positive 'for no reason.' a test result cannot have any medicolegal consequence unless it is confirmed by a second test that uses a different chemical principle. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods. ...Read more

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How much heroin do you need to snort to cause an overdose?

How much heroin do you need to snort to cause an overdose?

Snort heroin: The answer depends on the purity and strenght of heroin. Also this heroin is often intentionally tainted with chemicals to enhance absorption and euphoria. Cocaine is often mixed making this forn of addiction lethal. A first time user has a higher risk if death because brain does not develop tolerance in a rapid fashion causing respiratory depression and no oxygen to brain. ...Read more

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How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

Sugar production: Glucagon made by the body tells your liver to make more sugar, and when all systems are functioning properly, should not cause 'hyper'glycemia...Should result in normal sugars. Bottled glucagon given by injection as a medication an cause transient hyperglycemia because the dose is large, and that is its intended effect. ...Read more

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Can meth cause hyperglycemia?

Can meth cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, it can: Yes, it is known that it can cause this by a number of mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

If low enough: Hypoglycemia levels that are very low ie less than 30. May deprive the brain of much needed glucose and precpitate a seizure. ...Read more

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Why does hyperglycemia cause glycosuria?

Osmosis: High sugar in the blood is filtered through osmosis, by the kidney, into the urine, causing glycosuria. This results in an "osmotic diuresis" in which there is an increased volume of urine, leading to dehydration. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Yes: If the hyperglycemia is high enough it can lead to diabetic coma. We call this hyperosmolar hyperglycemia coma or syndrome. Diabetes ketoacidosis coma is another form of diabetic coma but this one is caused by not having Insulin rather than the extreme hyperglycemia (which is just a sign for this coma). ...Read more

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Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Ideas: If your nephrotic syndrome is due to diabetes, as it sometimes is, this is your answer. If you are being treated for nephrotic syndrome with a glucocorticoid that impairs glucose tolerance, this can explain it. If your kidneys are beginning to fail, there may be some mild glucose intolerance. Only your physician can sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more