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Sudden Loss Of Consciousness - How To Handle It?

Sudden Loss Of Consciousness - How To Handle It?

When you see someone faint all of a sudden, it leads to chaos around, and you are perplexed not knowing the reason. The sudden fainting or loss of consciousness is Syncope. Syncopal episodes are generally prompted by an unexpected, momentary fall in the flow of blood to the brain, leading to a person passing out and losing muscle control.

Falling causes blood flow to return to the brain, resulting in the person regaining consciousness. The duration of Syncopal episodes is generally for a few seconds or minutes, and it can happen to anyone regardless of age. It does sound scary to lose consciousness suddenly but educating yourself about the signs and symptoms, and the possible causes are the best ways to cope with Syncope.

Symptoms
The trademark sign of syncope is that the patient regularly passes out. The symptoms leading to such a blackout episode include:

  1. Legs feeling heavy
  2. Blurry vision
  3. Being puzzled
  4. Rising body temperature
  5. Dizziness and the person going pale
  6. Epigastric distress
  7. Nausea
  8. Sweating
  9. Vomiting
  10. Drop in blood pressure
  11. Weak pulse

However, the extreme symptoms include exertion, chest pains, laboured breathing, lower back pain, heart palpitations, constant headaches, central neurologic shortfalls, diplopia and slurred speech.

Causes
Syncope can be triggered by an unresolved medical ailment or from sudden changes in the environment. Falling unconscious can also be caused by emotional stress. Other causes include severe pain or an uncharacteristically low blood sugar. Many people faint when they see blood. Syncope can also be prompted by extreme dehydration coupled with low blood sugar. Syncope can be due to a genetic disorder and can also be caused by a medicinal side-effect.

Ways to cope with Syncope
A person who has had syncopal episodes earlier must know a few things especially when he/she lives alone or while at work or outside. A few tips to manage when you feel a syncope episode is approaching:

  1. When you start feeling the symptoms react with anti-gravity approaches instantly. Either sit down with your head in between knees or lie down so that the blood flow to the brain is recovered.
  2. Seek for a safe and secure place to faint. This is crucial so that you are least hurt in case you fell unconscious.
  3. If you had fainted, when you regain consciousness take time to get on foot. Lie down for some more time and ensure that the blood flow is restored.
  4. Stay hydrated after the episode and it is a good practice to stay well-hydrated always.

Syncope is fairly common, but it is generally people above eighty face a larger risk of being hospitalized due to it the problem. In case one thinks that he or she is facing syncopal episode, they must consult a doctor immediately and get all the necessary tests done to handle it properly.

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Good afternoon. I didn't feel hungry since yesterday morning. If I intake food i'll vomit it. I was scared if it is the symptoms of jaundice please explain.

Vomiting is not a disease, but symptoms of an underlying disease. If you experience vomiting after eating something from outside, it usually is due to a stomach infection. Nausea and vomiting can result due to several complaints like stomach infection, liver problems, headache, migraine or a head injury. Such an infection can be treated with appropriate medications.
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Diarrhoea - Is It Associated With Tonsillitis!

Diarrhoea - Is It Associated With Tonsillitis!

There are two tissue masses (oval shaped) at the backside of the throat and those are known as tonsils. Tonsils trap airborne germs that enter the windpipe through the nostril and such germs can cause infections. So, tonsils don’t just trap the germs, they fight the germs by producing antibodies targeted to the germs.

However, tonsils themselves can also get infected if there is an overwhelming presence of viruses or bacteria. In such a situation, the tonsils swell up and become inflamed. This condition is known as tonsillitis.

If the tonsillitis is caused due to the flu virus, it can also cause stomach infection which can lead to ‘Diarrhea’.

Diarrhea is a watery, loose, and more frequent bowel movement problem which causes dehydration and weakness.

Sometimes, both tonsillitis and Diarrhea, are not considered an illness, but these can be symptoms of some other diseases. For example, if a person is suffering from fever, there are chances that he/she may experience tonsillitis and Diarrhea.

Causes -

What Cause Tonsillitis?

Infections from bacteria and viruses are responsible for tonsillitis. The most common bacteria that can precipitate tonsillitis is Streptococcus. And among the viruses that can cause tonsillitis, there are many, such as Influenza virus, adenovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Enteroviruses, Parainfluenza viruses, Herpes simplex virus, etc.

What Cause Diarrhea

Usually, Diarrhea is caused due to an infection in the gastrointestinal tract. The microorganisms that can cause this infection include:

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria

  • Parasites

Symptoms -

Symptoms of Tonsillitis -

Symptoms of tonsillitis include swelling and inflammation of the tonsils. If the swelling is severe, it may even block airways causing severe distress. Other symptoms include:

  • Throat tenderness or pain

  • Redness of tonsils

  • A yellowish or whitish coating on tonsils

  • Painful blisters in throat

  • Headache

  • Loss of appetite

  • Ear-ache

  • Fever and chills

Symptoms of Diarrhea

How Diarrhea is Associated with Tonsillitis? 

Since both, Tonsillitis and Diarrhea can be caused due to the attack of virus or bacteria, so both of these can be associated with each other. This case or condition is most common in young children. Young children who suffer from tonsillitis due to the flu virus may also experience the problem of Diarrhea. They can also experience stomach infection which causes vomiting, stomach ache, dehydration, nausea, etc.

Treatment -

To treat any problem, doctors first identify the cause. In most cases, limiting the causes can help to get rid of the problem. This is also true in the case of Diarrhea associated with Tonsillitis. Doctors first diagnose the problem performing different tests and if both the conditions are caused by the flu virus, doctors will prescribe a few medicines. If the condition is not too severe, then within a week you can see the changes and results.

Take Away -

Though the problem of having both tonsillitis and Diarrhea at the same time might not seem to be associated, it is possible. If this happens due to the attack of the flu virus or any other disease, it is advisable to consult a doctor as soon as possible and get rid of it.

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Hi Doctor, My basic problem is bp down and nausea problem. I am facing many times bp down. Please give me a good advice for my health.

Hi Doctor, My basic problem is bp down and nausea problem. I am facing many times bp down. Please give me a good advi...
Dear Lybrateuser, - to raise & maintain your bp follow some precautions:- have plenty of oral fluids including 8-10 glasses of water per day for proper hydration - have a well balanced diet with more of fruits, vegetables including green leafy ones, whole grains instead of refined ones & protein rich foods - sprinkle a pinch of salt on your prepared food before consumption - do regular exercise like walking, jogging or yoga for proper blood circulation & to raise your bp to normal level & to maintain it - also check blood hemoglobin, thyroid hormone levels if not done so earlier - regularly monitor bp.
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Morning Sickness - How To Manage It During Pregnancy?

Morning Sickness - How To Manage It During Pregnancy?

Although, morning sickness is a common phenomenon in pregnant women, severe symptoms along with loss of weight and electrolyte disturbance may indicate hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition cannot be prevented from occurring. However, you can use several steps to manage the condition, but if you are thinking of dextrose for treating hyperemesis gravidarum, you should avoid using the remedy.

Causes behind it

Hyperemesis gravidarum commonly occurs when there is a rise in your hormone levels during pregnancy. The affected hormone is hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin. It is produced during pregnancy from the placenta and in early pregnancy stages, it is produced at a rapid rate. This hormone triggers severe nausea.

The symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum are as follows:

  1. Intense nausea and vomiting
  2. Aversion towards food
  3. Loss of appetite and weight loss
  4. A reduced urge for urination
  5. Possible dehydration
  6. Headaches and confusion
  7. Extreme tiredness or fatigue that can cause fainting
  8. Jaundice
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Losing skin elasticity

Treatment
There are different modes of treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. Dextrose is one of the methods which should be abstained from unless the need is urgent.

  1. Intravenous fluids or IV is used for restoring the hydration of vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes.
  2. Tube feeding is another treatment method.
  3. Nasogastric treatment incorporates nutrient restoration through a tube, which goes into the stomach via your nose.
  4. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is also applied where a tube passing through the abdomen goes into the stomach.
  5. Several medications are used for treatment.

Dextrose and Hyperemesis gravidarum

Dextrose is a simple sugar made from corn. Chemically, it is identical to glucose or blood sugar. It is used for several medical purposes. It is dissolved in many solutions which are given intravenously, combined with other medicines. Solutions which contain dextrose should not be given to patients suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. This is because dextrose increases your body’s need for thiamine. Hence, the chances of precipitating Wernicke encephalopathy gets higher in women who already suffer from thiamine deficiency.

However, dextrose infusion can be used when the patient is very hypoglycemic and oral toleration becomes difficult. In such cases, the dextrose needs to be supplemented with thiamine. IV thiamine may be used before the dextrose infusion. Dextrose is a carbohydrate and solutions which contain dextrose provide calories. They are often given in combination with fat and amino acids.

When I will take tab perinorm sos for vomiting I mean whats the process of taking medicine.

When I will take tab perinorm sos for vomiting I mean whats the process of taking medicine.
Dear lybrateuser, - You can take one tablet with water 2-3 times a day depending on your frequency of vomiting.
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Gall Bladder Attack - Know Signs Of It!

Gall Bladder Attack - Know Signs Of It!

The gall bladder, which sits just below the rib cage to the right of the stomach, is very tender to touch. It is a little sac or storage compartment for bile, which is produced by the liver. The gallbladder emits bile into the small intestines via a duct referred to as the cystic duct. The entire process is meant to break down foods (namely fatty foods). 

Gallbladder attack symptoms may include one or more of the following:

-Pain in the back right shoulder blade:

Sometimes, pain radiates through to the back shoulder blade on the right side or in the middle between the shoulder blades. This is pain from the gallbladder affecting the back of the shoulder. This back shoulder blade chest pain is one of the most common yet unknown symptoms of a gallbladder disorder. This can come and go or be constant. It may be sharp, excruciating or dull. It may also occur especially at night. A gallbladder attack will typically last for one to four hours.

-Pain in the stomach

The most common symptom of a gallbladder problem is pain. This pain usually occurs in the mid to upper-right section of your abdomen. It can be mild and intermittent, or it can be quite severe and frequent. In some cases, the pain will begin to radiate to other areas of the body, including the back and chest.

-Nausea or Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms among all types of gallbladder problems. But only a chronic gallbladder disease may cause digestive problems, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, and vomiting.

-Diarrhea:

Having more than four bowel movements a day for at least three months may be a sign of chronic gallbladder disease.

-Fever or Chills:

An unexplained fever may signal that you have a bile duct infection. If you have an infection, you need treatment before it worsens and becomes dangerous. The infection can become life-threatening if it's allowed to spread to other parts of the body.

-Unusual Stools or Urine

Lighter-colored stools and dark urine are possible signs of a common bile duct block.
 

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Thank you doctor for the information I really appreciate it this morning I went to see a doctor about the same reason and he prescribed me this medication omizac meva pmol please tell me more about this medicine.

Thank you doctor for the information I really appreciate it
this morning I went to see a doctor about the same reason...
Pmol- is for pain relief, fever omizac--gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux), peptic ulcer disease meva--irritable bowel syndrome.
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