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What Happens In Detox For An Alcoholic Patient
NONE: Know this:all alcohol is sugar.It is a complex carbohydrate that has at least 100 calories per gram.Now that said;some beers brag that they have only "68" calories per can, and"lite" beers are often 100 calories.Give me my 1 oz of vodka over ice for more "bang for my calorie". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutual support helps: Medically supervised detoxification for alcoholism involves the use of gradually decreasing doses of central nervous depressants to prevent the onset of delirium tremens, a potentially fatal consequence of untreated alcohol withdrawal. Detoxification may work better when done with the support of alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more
Thyroiditis???: You left out crucial details. Amphetamine poisoning will bring some symptoms like overactive thyroid. Is your thyroid now over or under???? If you can avoid Meth., stay the hell away. If not, get help. Aside from wrecking your life it can cause rapid heart rate, tremor, and weight loss. It also makes people loose their teeth. If you use it you will eventually wish you had not. ...Read more
Your brain heals: You are provided a safe, therapeutic environment where you can be evaluated by a treatment team that designs a program that addresses the biological underpinnings of addiction while teaching you social skills, stress management and ways to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Relapse prevention lessons will be repeated and repeated. ...Read more
Is there anything in particular that someone should eat after a heart transplant to aid in the recovery?
Depends: There are only a handful of treatments. Shocking (defibrillation) if the patient has an abnormal electrical rhythm that may be able to be reset. Defibrillation is like hitting the reset button on the heart, airway management (either with a bag valve mask or endotracheal tube). There are lots of meds that can be used but most are ineffective. If its traumatic there are other procedures to consider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever : You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone is withdrawing from opiates with a heart rate of 44 after undergoing a Cath operation, what are the consequences of not taking a opiate ?
Opiate= little death: Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation. (This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL ...Read more
Will an outstanding law student, passed for everything, decline in points after an alcohol intoxication (a night in the hospital).. What can be done?
Need expert help. Can someone explain the process in which someone is picked for a liver transplant?
MELD Score criteria: Model foe End stage Disease ( MELD )based on condition , lab scores , urgency as in certain diseases recipient is prioritized and picked for transplantation , if family member willing to donate part of the liver will have quicker process . Speak to your doctor or nearest transplantation centre . ...Read more
What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?
Depends: As a pathologist / lab doctor, we're always telling folks to look at the person more than the numbers. Severe jaundice can be anything from acute viral hepatitis to alcoholic hepatitis (a sudden illness) to hemolytic anemia to a medication allergy to a stray gallstone to cancer of the pancreas to several hundred less common entities. I'm glad you're there for your brother, good luck to you both. ...Read more
Close observation: I agree with dr. Smith about the intent and process of suicide precautions. I'd add that some patients are both suicidal and medically ill, and need to be on medical units at first. In these cases, someone stays constantly with the patient on the medical unit while receiving iv's, etc -- until stable enough to be moved to inpatient psychiatry. Therapy thus begins even before they arrive.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know someone is dying from liver failure? Mum is an alcoholic and has discharged herself from hospital a few times in the past week.
You can't: The more important question is what support you are getting for yourself. Do you have a counselor to help you deal with this, or at least a trusted friend or relative? Have you ever been into alanon or alateen? Family members can petition a court for involuntary commitment. Liver failure produces jaundice, which gets worse, abdominal distension, edema in legs, easy bruising and confusion. ...Read more
If a person suffers from life threatening conditions is it unethical for a doctor to assist in fertility treatment? Is it legal?
Legal advice: Without more specific information it is impossible to answer such an ambiguous question. Please contact your legal advisor. This sounds like a question for the law. ...Read more
Is it standard of care to perform dialysis on someone who is currently experiencing heart trauma?
Question too vague: Dialysis is performed for a variety of reasons but is never performed casually. Urgent dialysis is lifesaving and sometimes temporizing until definitive care or perhaps permanent dialysis can be instituted. Some of the indications for urgent dialysis could be related to the heart although difficult o say without more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please answer! what kind of of kidney disease requires strong painkillers that the person who use them be unconscious?
Medication overdose: Kidney stones can cause very, very severe pain & require strong pain medications. However, pain itself does not induce unconsciousness, that would be caused from drug overdose. Either too much was prescribed or taken or patient is very sensitive to what would have been normal dose for others. ...Read more
What type of pain mess can be prescribed for rhinoplasty surgery. And aftercare if the person is on methadone for opiate abuse ?
Icing for the nose: Icing works very well along with just tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain after rhinoplasty. The risk of relapsing into drug addiction is so serious that it is best to stay away from narcotics. Accupuncture can also help during early days of healing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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