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Urosepsis In Elderly
Infection from urine:
Urosepsis is a urinary tract infection that has entered the bloodstream.
Although it does not technically have to enter the bloodstream, this is what usually causes sepsis.
Sepsis is a response to infections that can cause a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high or low temp, and high or low white blood cell count. It can also cause low blood pressure. Iv antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: There should be no difference in caring patients with or without urosepsis with timely mental and physical supportive measures besides administrating drugs and implementing constant healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
How many pyelonephritis cases develop into urosepsis per year and where can I find this sort of information?
CDC. GOV: Will have that info statistics for you. ...Read more
Can urosepsis make your period late? I got out hospital 1 month ago which was the first day of my period. I am now a day late, also had thrush
Yes any illnesses: Can alter enough of your cycle to throw it out of schedule. It will probably take a few days to weeks to reset your cycle. If you are late for more than a couple of weeks, I would check a urine pregnancy test to be sure, and if that is negative and you are still late, check a second one 1 week later. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Varies. . .: I'm sorry that you have to ask this question b/c presumably you're about to lose someone close to you. Hopefully, hospice care has been engaged. Answer depends upon time frame, eg days to weeks to months. Check out https://www. Caring. Com/articles/signs-of-death & http://hospicefoundation. Org/End-of-Life-Support-and-Resources/Coping-with-Terminal-Illness/Signs-of-Approaching-Death for 10 signs. ...Read more
Falls, infn dementia: Biggest health risks for elderly are falls which can lead to disability and functional dependence, infections which can present atypically and lead to severe illness if not diagnosed early, dementia which leads to functional dependence, caregiver burden and co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease which can lead to complications if not appropriately managed. ...Read more
Fast Life: Remember that our culture has changed dramatically over the course of your elderly loved one's life. The internet did not exist during most of the life of the elderly person. Even freeways didn't exist for the most part. Life is just lived at a much faster pace that it was decades ago. Remember to slow down and have a conversation, and do a lot of patient, interested listening. ...Read more
Same as non-elderly: It's doubtful that e-cigs & vaporizers are any safer for elderly than non-elderly. If anything, smoking in general is worse, because lung function deteriorates w/age. So it's always best to quit smoking rather than substitute one form for another. Currently we don't have much info on e-cigs & vaporizers. ...Read more
Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more
No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more
Elderly need the same amount of sleep normal adults need, however their sleep efficiency decreases and they wake up frequently, also boredom, loneliness can cause them to sleep more and feel depressed.
Please give them lots of love and attention, talking daily, spending time with them, doing activities, love, warmth and care will go a long way to help them feel better. ...Read more
TIA: TIAs, sometimes called 'mini-strokes' are all too common in the elderly. Estimates range up to 500, 00 per year. The sad part is, many of these are followed within weeks or months with a full stroke. TIAs are temporary (transient ischemic attacks), but full strokes are permanent. ...Read more
Snacks in elderly.: Snacks are useful for the elderly to keep up their nutritional status. IT's very easy for the elderly to become undernourished, and HEALTHY snacks can help prevent this. As well, snacks help regulate blood sugar, which would help an elderly diabetic. Just make sure the fat and salt content of said snacks is low. ...Read more
Age-Related: As a patient ages, the skin gets thinner and more susceptible to injury from very minor trauma. The best way to protect the skin is to moisturize it with thick creams daily to twice daily. Examples include eucerin cream and vaseline intensive cream. ...Read more
Water depletion: Great question, one that many in the med field don't quite understand. Hypernatremia (high blood sodium level) is a water dehydration state. Hyponatremia is a water excess ('intoxicated' state--it takes a mental disorder to drink so much water that it lowers serum sodium). When elderly don't drink enough water, are on a diuretic, gets a fever or uti, they easily get water depleted, hypernatremic. ...Read more
Where do I start?: There are many health risks to consider in the elderly. Let's start w/polypharmacy - way too many drugs to care for myriad illnesses that we collect along the way. Heart disease, stroke & cancer rank high up there. Emphysema, too along w/osteoporosis, malnutrition, loss of senses eg poor vision/hearing. Debility or inability to care for self. Let's not forget Alzheimer's disease or dementia. ...Read more
Good: The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60. Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating. ...Read more
See below: There are two types of copper - inorganic copper such as metal pipe and organic copper from what we eat food. Indigestion or industrial exposure of inorganic copper is result of dementia which is similar presentation of Alzheimer's disease. I enclosed a great article about copper and dementia. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030141/ ...Read more