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What Does Critical Condition Mean
Condition: Grave or moribund condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected. Critical condition is used when a patient is unstable and will not live without a significant amount of intervention but has a resonable chance of recovery. ...Read more
Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...Read more
As a result of: Due to or as a result of. ...Read more
?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Life-threatening: Terms such as "critical", "serious", "fair", etc. Are not defined terms in medical jargon, and were probably started by the media. That said, i usually think of "critical" as any patient sick enough to require care in a critical care unit, or icu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: I consider this a normal platelet level. ...Read more
Low red blood cells: Anemia refers to having inadequate number of red blood cells (RBCs). One could be anemic for several reasons: 1) iron deficiency 2) genetic disorders involving hemoglobins (sickle cell disease, thalassemia), 3) blood loss or destruction of RBCs (hemolysis) 4) dysfunction of bone marrow (e.g. aplastic anemia). If you are anemic, it is important to find out what is causing it. ...Read more
A "little": Mildly distended means it is a "little" enlarged. The categories are usually, mild, moderate and severe. Mild is the lowest on the scale. Example if your h is "mildly distended, then it is just a little enlarged. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
IFG/IGT: When fasting blood sugar is between 100-125 mg/dl or when 2-hour post meal/ogtt blood sugar is between 140-199 mg/dl, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance is diagnosed. Either is considered a pre-diabetic condition, placing the patient at much higher risk for developing diabetes. Fortunately, this is treatable before it gets to the point of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...Read more
Time: Chronic means whatever condition you have has been going in for more than 3 months. ...Read more
Usually unexplained: To die of natural causes usually implies that no artificial cause, accident, homicide, etc, or that no obvious disease process was the cause of death. Usually in this case, the deceased may have died at home or outside of the medical system and no other obvious cause is identified. Most likely death is due to a fatal abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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