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How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes severe hypertension?

What causes severe hypertension?

Many: Pts with high blood pressure should be worked up for secondary causes blockages of the renal arteries. Tumors that secrete hormones that raise the blood pressure such as adrenal adenomas congenital abnormalities such as coarctation of the aorta to name a few. ...Read more

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Acidosis related to rapid breathing?

Acidosis related to rapid breathing?

No: Rapid breathing causes a respiratory alkalosis, not acidosis. Patients with a metabolic acidosis may try to compensate with rapid breathing. ...Read more

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Severe stridor and respiratory distress. What is the immediate management?

Severe stridor and respiratory distress. What is the immediate management?

Tube: If there is truly stridor, the patient needs immediate intubation and artificial ventilation. The respiratory distress will rapidly worsen. ...Read more

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Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Yes: Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and especially the whites of they eyes, is a visible feature of increased bilirubin in the blood, which is always present in the event of liver failure. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can severe anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Yes, but rare: Anxiety can have a myriad of effects, and it could cause this. Basically it is a fall in blood pressure due to positional changes, and would be more common for anxiety to raise blood pressure than reduce it, but it could be rarely implicated. It can have many causes from innocuous sources to serious medical problems. If occurs often see your md to rule out problems. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Yes: Congestive heart failure can absolutely result in syncopal episodes. Patients should be evaluated by their cardiologists to assess cardiac function, as well as potentially neurologists for these events. ...Read more

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Is mild microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe ?!

Is mild  microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe ?!

Probably not: While severe anemia causes sob, i cannot imagine a mild case causing such issues in an otherwise healthy 22 yo. ...Read more

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Can left untreated moderate pulmHTN be dangerous?what is the rate of progression without treatment?with(pulm+mitral+tricuspid mild regurgitation)

Can left untreated moderate pulmHTN  be dangerous?what is the rate of progression without treatment?with(pulm+mitral+tricuspid mild regurgitation)

Yes/uncertain: Untreated disease will eventually lead to heart failure/death. Timing is unpredictable and effect of treatment varies with individual patients. You need to get into treatment and educate yourself as much as possible about what you can do for yourself.Complacency can only speed up a poor outcome. ...Read more

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Can chronic traumatic encephalopathy cause tachycardia nearing 200 bpm?

Can chronic traumatic encephalopathy cause tachycardia nearing 200 bpm?

Yes: if this is producing focal seizures with autonomic symptoms. (Also bradycardia can occur) ...Read more

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What could symptoms of severe weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress signify?

What could symptoms of severe weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress signify?

Thyroid, beri beri: Beri-beri is due to a vitamin deficiency and can cause heart palpitations weight loss, congestive heart failure and respiratory distress. Hyperthyroidism could also cause a lot of these symptoms. You should see a doctor where they could check your blood thyroid levels. ...Read more

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How severe is congestive heart failure?

How severe is congestive heart failure?

No Symptoms to Fatal: Like most issues, varies very widely. CHF typically progresses slowly over years to decades & is not recognized until symptoms become severe enough that people finally seek help (way down the road) due to shortness of breath (lung edema), leg edema, increasing fatigue, etc. Alternatively, it can be detected early, before symptomatic, in several ways; good quality echocardiography probably best. ...Read more

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Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read more

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Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Likely: ARDS still carries a very high mortality rate of about 35-38% in multiple studies and the morbidity rate is higher. Lot of work has been done and is ongoing. ...Read more