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Illnesses That Require Hospitalization
Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hemoglobin levels are below 6 g/dl and there are symptoms of anemia or active bleeding, a transfusion maybe required in order to save his or her life. ...Read more
Depends where: There is a difference between a mistake *causing* a death, and a mistake *not preventing* a death. Some experts fail to make this distinction, and therefore claim that deaths from medical mistakes greatly outweigh death from infectious diseases. Technology and smart computer apps likely will have a big positive effect upon error reduction. In developing countries, answer most likely is infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perio Disease & Orth: Periodontal disease (gum disease) and orthodontics will usually require the longest term care. Ortho has an end-point though; whereas periodontal disease often times does not. Periodontal disease is something that patients will have to deal with and treat for life, because it damages the underlying bone that supports the teeth, this never "heals", but is managed and arrested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: People with somatization disorder don't usually need to be hospitalized unless associated conditions, such as depression, become severe enough to require it. Somatization disorder does cause a lot of suffering, but people with it are generally helped most through outpatient interventions. ...Read more
Depends: Many people have a multitude of reasons for being in the intensive care ward. Some of these patients have restricted diets to comply with doctors orders for the specific disease or problem for that patient. So, the answer lies in the problem for which they were admitted to the hospital. Low sodium or low fat diets are frequently prescribed. Sometimes a liquid diet, and prior to surgery, nothing. ...Read more
Several: In general this infection is associated with damage to the part of the immune system controlled by a kind of white blood cell, called a t lymphocyte. This can be seen with prolonged use of high dose steroids medicines, or in blood cancers like leukemia. Lymphoma, and after organ transplants because of the needed suppression of the immune system to prevent organ rejection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Most commonly would be an infection requiring IV antibiotics. Also may require surgical drainage or debridement of infection. If ulcer is due to poor circulation, you may need surgery to improve the blood flow. If not taken care of in a timely fashion, an infected ulcer can cause bacteria to get into your bloodstream causing you to feel sick (sepsis). Blood glucose may be abnormally elevated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there different sorts of infections that elderly people may suffer for 2 wks without an acute decline in physical symptoms? If so, examples please
Are repetitive mild aspiration pneumonias, life threatening? Recovers fast with antibiotics and oxygen.
Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that you recover fast does not mean that you always will. Should these episodes become more severe and as you get older, your treatment options may become limited. Get the cause worked up and decide what to do with you pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?
I think so: If i understand your question correctly, a person with bipolar disorder may, especially in severe cases, relapse to the point of losing touch with reality. Sadly, sometimes the person may become suicidal requiring hospitalization for safety purposes. Some factors which increase one's chances for relapse are non-adherence to the medication and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Of mania is severe enough, it can put the person at real risk of behaving in ways that are dangerous to the person or to others. When that happens, hospitalization may be advisable while treatment is started. Other times, families can create a safe environment at home that provides such protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it founded that those with respiratory disorders such as asthma are more susceptible to uri's and pneumonia?
Yes: It's very likely to be the case. The increased inflammation and irritation make you much more vulnerable to contracting viruses and bacterial infection than a person w/o the disease. Also, some of the medications you might take could lower resistance. Work w/ your doctor to find ways to strengthen or normalize your immune system. It's not easy - but diet/exercise/stress reduction can help. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it always recommended the medication in severe cases of narcisistic personality disorder with failed suicide attempts? Beside from hospitalization
Narcissism: Psychiatric medication is not always required for suicide attempts centering on narcissistic injuries. However, your profile shows you to have Depression and Anxiety. In that situation - medication is most likely warranted. See that you are prescribed paxil, Buspar (buspirone) & lamictal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for childhood traumas to cause some delayed forms of depression and mental illness?
Possible: I is possible for people to block traumas from their past including from their childhood especially if they have been abusing alcohol or drugs. This is possible even if the don't abuse either of these. Traumas that happen early in childhood can be quite difficult to deal with and often require help from an experienced therapist. ...Read more
Long list: The list is so long - it would take a book to give a comprehensive response. ...Read more
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