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How Long Should Ards Last
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How long after battling foodborne botulism, clostridial sepsis, and ARDS will i begin feeling normal again, and regain strength?
It can be awhile: You should discuss your specific situation with your doctors. In general people can have abnormalities of muscle strength, stress related problems, abnormalities in breathing tests for prolonged periods of time after critical illness, even many months, depending on the specific problems they faced in the icu. This should really be discussed with your physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 yr ARDS survivor after barely living through 36 hrs of a perforated ulcer (misdiagnosed in er). Any short/long term effects from ards? Have issues.
Yes: Research shows that survivors of ARDS suffer from long term impediment in cognitive function such as memory, recall, concentration. Both quality of life and functional status are affected with improvement in the first six months. Improvement after a year varies between individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: ARDS can be a very serious illness. The patient may be dependent on a ventilator to support breathing from days to weeks. ARDS causes low oxygen levels in the bloodstream, which can lead to damage to other organs because all parts of the body need oxygen. Many patients recover eventually, but may have residual damage to the lungs. It's not possible to predict hospital stay exactly. ...Read more
Not many: ARDS is a clinical disease; usually, chest xrays are usually suggestive. Ct scans of the chest are better. Sometimes, lung biopsies done by a lung surgeon are necessary to get at the diagnosis. There is no real blood test for the test. If you think you have ards, you should definitely seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Depends...: The main symptom of ARDS is severe shortness of breath. Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause of the syndrome. For example, if the ARDS is due to pneumonia, then symptoms would also include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, body aches, etc. ARDS has many underlying causes and part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes...: there are many causes of ARDS including severe infections like pneumonia, drug overdoses, severe trauma, etc. ARDS is a very severe and life-threatening complication that unfortunately has a high mortality rate. Treatment consists of treating the underlying disorder and supportive care. ...Read more
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