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How To Treat Unconscious Hypoglycemic Patient
What is the probability of passing out/becoming unconscious after a fasting blood test — I was told I'm hypoglycemic and need tests done-?
Be monitored: Postprandial syndrome ("reactive hypoglycemia") is more of a clinical diagnosis, but if you're to be tested for fasting hypoglycemia, perhaps to rule an insulinoma in or out, have someone with you to resuscitate you should you pass it. It does happen and a competent physician knows how to prevent you from being in danger. Any doubts, get with an endocrinologist. ...Read more
If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....
Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly depends on what caused the coma and if damage (is any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions. ...Read more
If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?
Oral hypoglycemic should be discontinued for how many days after an episode of hypoglycemia in diabetic patient.
Depends on drug: Not a simple answer. Some oral hypoglycemics, such as metformin, pioglitazone, and sitagliptin, do not cause hypoglycemia. Glyburide, glipizide, Glimepiride and other sulfonylureas will cause hypo. How long to stop them after an episode depends on kidney function, the cause of the hypo episode, age, other factors. Maybe a change in medication is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs? What is the danger zone, when should they start to recover
Depends on a reason: It really depends on the reason they fell in the first place. ...Read more
Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?
Hypothermia: Every patient I have seen that received therapeutic hypothermia has been on a ventilator. These patients receive a combination of three medications, a paralyzing agent so the ventilator can breathe for them, an opioid for pain, and a sedative so they are not really aware of what's going on. If I were the patient, I would want all three of these medications. ...Read more
I am a patient of Epilepsy. The symptom is i don't remember the things that has happened with me for the time I am unconscious. Is it curable or not?
An acutly injured patient needed a laparotomy operation urgently, and he was unconscious but he was presented to hospital alone, can u do opperation?
Trauma : Of course. Anyone that comes to the ER as a trauma or emergency and is determined to need an operation will get it. ...Read more
My mom is an aml patient and is unconscious and on ventilator. How long can such people be on ventilator.?
Depends: It depends on the etiology of why she is on the ventilator and the prognosis of her AML and treatment offered. ...Read more
Is there any kind of tummy tuck that can be performed that does not require that the patient is unconscious?
Sometimes: But bigger jobs require bigger hammers. I use general anesthesia for tummy tucks (witch hazel) so that I can relax the abdominal muscles and get the best possible results. I am sure my patient will be comfortable during the surgery. The surgery should be performed only in an accredited surgical facility. I also prefer to keep my patients overnight. This cost is well worth it for the additional comfort & safety. ...Read more
Patient in coma or unconscious. Eyelids opened after severals days being closed, but eyeballs staring upwards. What could this mean?
Please clarify: Is this "patient" at home in bed or on the sofa? Or in a hospital? If in a hospital, is pt in ICU intubated etc or just in a regular hospital room with peopke sitting around watching? How did the pt get this way? (It matters.) Assuming pt is in a hospital being taken care of by doctors, please state what the doctors' answer was to your question; or if you have not asked them, please state why not. ...Read more
I am chronic patient of hypertension. I have got 3 attacks in which with sweating I become unconscious. It result in minor paralysis on face. Age 65.
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
My father was attacked by cerebral. He is still now unconcious, left side paralyse, a bed shore patient. Doctor says he is a coma patient. Tell recovery?
Stroke: Sounds like he has had a stroke. The most important thing is his age and also what the mri/ctscan shows. The exam is also very important — is the whole side paralyzed? Is he breathing on his own or on a ventilator? If he is in coma then he is probably on a ventilator and cannot move or breathe on his own and this is not good. ...Read more
What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:-(?
Poor prognosis : Renal failure in a patient with end-staged liver disease portends a very poor prognosis. Hepatorenal syndrome is complex and poorly understood but mortality is very high within weeks of development. While dialysis can prolong life, unless he is a liver transplant candidate, his quality and length of life will be severely curtailed. ...Read more
Is iron-deficient anemia curable or just treatable? Once a patient is diagnosed with it, can they be un-diagnosed? Can it go away for good? Yes or no?
Call 911: Not sure what scenario you are describing but an unconscious person with a nosebleed warrants EMS to figure things out. ...Read more
"Stomach bug"vomiting/diarrhea also very hypoglycemic (non-diabetic) can't keep (eat/drink) anything down all day. Sugar dropping to 60s. How to treat?
My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?
Vasovagal syncope occurs in response to a trigger, with a corresponding malfunction in the parts of the nervous system that regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
When heart rate slows, blood pressure drops, and the resulting lack of blood to the brain causes fainting.
Due to age of your father, please take him to a neurologist for diagnosis of other conditions causing unconsciousness. ...Read more
Stomach bug/vomiting/diarrhea in hypoglycemic (non-diabetic)can't keep anything down, no signs of dehydration, sugar dropping to low 60s. How to treat?
ER: If you are truly that sick and not keeping anything down, then in fact you are headed towards dehydration and probably need an IV and examination of your electrolytes. Other tests will be done as appropriate as dictated by your condition. Sounds like you need to go in and be checked by your doctor or to an emergency room if necessary. ...Read more
Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more
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