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How can I tell if I have refeeding syndrome without going to a hospital?

How can I tell if I have refeeding syndrome without going to a hospital?

Go to the hospital: Refeeding syndrome is serious and needs to be evaluated with blood tests and vital signs. Please seek medical attention if you think you are having refeeding syndrome. Be well. ...Read more

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I have been traveling for a day or so and haven't eaten well (except dried apricots, applesauce, and banana). Am I at risk for refeeding syndrome?

I have been traveling for a day or so and haven't eaten well (except dried apricots, applesauce, and banana). Am I at risk for refeeding syndrome?

No : you can fast on water for 4 days and be ok. Starvation starts 7 days off being food. You are fine. No need to worry. Just enjoy your next meals ...Read more

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Please answer!! Am i still at risk of refeeding syndrome? Im 4 and half weeks into recovery from eating disorder. Am i still at risk or past that now?

Please answer!! Am i still at risk of refeeding syndrome? Im 4 and half weeks into recovery from eating disorder. Am i still at risk or past that now?

Stay in touch!: Stay in close touch w/ the program that treated you. They are your best bet. This one in Denver is FYI - you can call them too. http://www.denverhealth.org/medical-services/acute-center-for-eating-disorders/conditions-we-treat/refeeding-syndrome Awareness will perhaps be a life-long thing and that's not bad. Congrats on your progress - keep on track! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get refeeding syndrome if only consuming liquid calories? Or is it about calories in general and electrolytes?

Is it possible to get refeeding syndrome if only consuming liquid calories? Or is it about calories in general and electrolytes?

Possibly: Refeeding syndrome is typically noted after prolonged period of not eating and/or having feedings delivered to the intestinal tract. Re-initiating of feedings to the gut after prolonged gut rest may result in refeeding syndrome. Prolonged liquid diets are associated with a high risk of gallbladder disease that could cause symptoms that might be confused with refeeding syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more