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What Is Exhaustion Delirium
We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brains with less reserve capacity are particularly vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. See my last textbook chapter for more reading in the appi textbook ...Read more
Restless & upset: Delirium is a disturbance of consciousness or reduced clarity of awareness of the environment. Individuals with this reduced ability to pay attention and focus may also experience memory problems, disorientation, or hallucinations. Sometimes people with delirium become particularly upset or restless. This is sometimes described as "agitated delirium.". ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Withdrawal Alcohol?: Delirium tremens is an acute episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol, first described in benzodiazepines are the treatment of choice for delirium tremens (dt)withdrawal from sedative-hypnotics other than alcohol, such as benzodiazepines, or barbiturates, can also result in seizures, delirium tremens, and death if not properly managed. ...Read more
Predictor of burnout: One of the earliest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort and action without corresponding productivity. In many instances productivity may remain neutral or even decrease. It is important for employees and employers to recognize these early signs of burnout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Training approach: The concept is to change up a variety of different exercises over time so your muscles won't know what's coming next, with the theory that this will speed build-up of muscle mass and strength. It was popular in the 80's but still unproven that it is better than other forms of exercise in achieving good outcomes. What is needed is consistent exercise of various muscle groups. ...Read more
There are many: Delirium is a syndrome that involves confusion, poor attention, disturbance in sleep wake cycles, psychosis and other symptoms. It is most often seen in seeverely ill people who are hospitalized. Drug use and drug withdrawl can also cause it. Sleep deprivation, electrolyte disturbance, low oxygen/glucose etc can cause it. People with dementia and other brain pathology are at highest risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overheats and faints: A person who gets overheated will automatically dilate (widen) the blood vessels in his skin so that more blood will flow to the skin. His body does this in hopes of cooling him down, just like the elephant who sends more blood to his ears to cool his body down. The person, however, feels lightheaded and may faint because there is not enough blood flowing his brain (too much blood is in the skin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic emergency: Hyperosmolar coma is a medical emergency seen in type ii diabetics when the blood sugar reaches extremely high levels, typically higher than 600 mg/dl. Often it is precipitated by a physiologic stress such as infection, myocardial infarction, stroke or other acute illness. The very high blood glucose may lead to disordered mental functioning with possible seizures then to coma and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing anymore: "Brain fever" is not a term used now. Many, many years ago, it probably was an illness with fever and an altered state of consciousness, such as encephalitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, such as that caused by a brain infection. It may also have included meningitis, which is inflammation of the linings and the liquid around the brain. Symptoms might include headache and seizures. ...Read more
Dysthymia? Maybe?: Dysthymia is a chronic, milder mood disturbance in which a person reports a low mood almost daily over a span of at least two years. The symptoms are not as severe as those for major depression, although people with dysthymia are vulnerable to secondary episodes of major depression (sometimes referred to as double depression). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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