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Doctor insights on: Nursing Diagnosis For Addison's Disease

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Can you name actual, possible and risk nursing diagnosis for clients with Crohn's disease?

In 400 characters or: Less? I think you will need to do your own homework on this. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more


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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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Why do I crave salt excessively? I've read among other diagnosis that craving salt is a symptom of addisons disease?

Why do I crave salt excessively? I've read among other diagnosis that craving salt is a symptom of addisons disease?

Possibly: Although salt craving is a symptom of addisons disease, most people who crave salt do not have this disorder, as it is very rare. Major symptoms of addisons also include loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, lightheadedness when standing due to low blood pressure, skin darkening. If addisons disease is suspected, the diagnosis should be confirmed by an endocrinologist before starting medication. ...Read more

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Can acth test give false addison's disease diagnosis?

Can acth test give false addison's disease diagnosis?

Anything is: Possible, and such an important test should always be repeated for confirmation before you are placed on what will almost certainly be a life-long and potentially dangerous medication regimen. See a specialist. ...Read more

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The patient had a diagnosis of addison's disease and got treated. What is future?

Excellent: Adrenal insufficiency can be managed quite appropriately. It may require regular follow-up visits with a doctor and some testing, but taking medications appropriately should make it no different than thyroid disease or other chronic deficiencies. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have addison's disease?

How can I tell if I have addison's disease?

Need labs: Symptomatically, your skin may look very tan, you may feel tired, weak, sickly. Abdominal pain, vomiting and exaggerated symptoms from routine colds, etc could indicate your body's inability to manage physiological stress. If you have other autoimmune diseases, addison's could be associated. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether I have addison's disease?

Consult your Doctor: Symptoms of addison's disease could be misleading, especially in early stages of the disease, symptoms are in common with other endocrine diseases, at any rate rapid acth stimulation test would be performed, but generally after the primary md takes history, performs physical exam before deemed necessary to see a specialist, still addison's disease is uncommon. ...Read more