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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.
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 (if any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs? What's is the danger zone, when should they start to recover
Forever: Is not an unusual possibility. Unfortunately the rate of overdose from prescription drugs has increased and has superseded overdose from illicit drugs in many countries. The "danger zone" is infinite and never recover. Emergency care is advisable if unconscious.
Depends on a reason: It really depends on the reason they fell in the first place.
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 breath 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.
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.
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.
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.See 6 more doctor answers
No way...: ...In God's creation I could know that. I hope someone took her to the hospital. Fainting spells with or without cancer need to be evaluated and one in which the patient is out "for days" sounds particularly serious.
Patient in coma or unconscious. Eye lids 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.
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.
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