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Causes Of Loss Of Appetite And Excessive Thirst

Causes Of Loss Of Appetite And Excessive Thirst

Several conditions can cause decreased appetite and increased thirst. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, or UMMC, increased thirst, also known as polydipsia, is a fairly common symptom. However, increased thirst coupled with decreased hunger may signal a serious underlying condition that needs medical attention and intervention. A person experiencing loss of appetite and increased thirst should consult a qualified health care professional for a heath evaluation or assessment. Video of the Day Anorexia nervosa may cause a loss of appetite and excessive thirst. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder associated with an unreasonable fear of gaining weight and an obsession with food. A person with anorexia nervosa attempts to maintain a weight that is at least 15 percent below normal for her age and height. Anorexia nervosa is most common among adolescent girls, although adolescent boys and even adults of all genders can develop this condition. Common signs and symptoms associated with anorexia nervosa include loss of appetite, increased thirst, extreme weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, brittle nails, thinning hair, absence of menstrual periods, constipation, cold intolerance, irregular heart rhythms and decreased blood pressure. MayoClinic.com states that certain risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing anorexia nervosa, including youth, female gender, genetics and participation in certain work, sports or artistic activities. Diabetes insipidus can cause decreased appetite and increased thirst. Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which a person's kidneys are incapable of conserving water as they filter blood. The volume of water conserved by the kidneys is controlled by antidiuretic hormone, or ADH. ADH, also known as vasopressin, governs t Continue reading >>

Cough & Poor Appetite Are Symptoms Of Which Disease?

Cough & Poor Appetite Are Symptoms Of Which Disease?

Cough, Decreased appetite, Fatigue and Weight loss (unintentional) There are 143 conditions associated with cough, decreased appetite, fatigue and weight loss (unintentional). The links below will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions from the WebMD Symptom Checker and help provide a better understanding of causes and treatment of these related conditions. Continue reading >>

Anxiety, Blackouts (memory Time Loss), Blurred Vision And Compulsive Behavior

Anxiety, Blackouts (memory Time Loss), Blurred Vision And Compulsive Behavior

WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms anxiety, blackouts (memory time loss), blurred vision and compulsive behavior including Epilepsy (complex partial seizures), Generalized anxiety disorder, and Diabetes, type 2. There are 53 conditions associated with anxiety, blackouts (memory time loss), blurred vision and compulsive behavior. The links below will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions from the WebMD Symptom Checker and help provide a better understanding of causes and treatment of these related conditions. Epilepsy (complex partial seizures) During complex partial seizures, people lose consciousness briefly. Generalized anxiety disorder Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has nearly constant anxiety. Diabetes, type 2 Diabetes can make you feel hungry, tired, or thirsty; you may urinate more than normal and have blurry vision. Transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) Transient ischemic attacks cause headache, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, and more. Epilepsy (simple partial seizures) During simple partial epileptic seizures, people remain fully conscious, able to respond to external stimuli. Short-acting sedative use The symptoms of short-acting sedatives include drowsiness, vertigo, muscle weakness, double vision, and more. Excessive caffeine use Excessive caffeine use can cause irritability, difficulty sleeping, anger, depression, and fatigue. Eye injury There are many types of eye injury, and symptoms include eye pain, burning, irritation, bleeding, and more. Nearsightedness Nearsightedness is a common eye problem that causes blurry, distant vision. Panic attack When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden Continue reading >>

's Experience With Ketoacidosis.

's Experience With Ketoacidosis.

Signs Treatment Zama's experience Diabetic ketoacidosis is caused by a lack of insulin or an insufficient amount of insulin. Since the lack of insulin means that glucose in not able to be used, the body searches for a new source of energy. In this condition, the diabetic breaks down body fat (lipolysis) to use as energy. During lipolysis, waste products called ketones are produced. Ketones are eliminated in the urine and through the lungs. Under normal conditions, the body can tolerate and eliminate ketones. But in diabetic ketoacidosis, fats are being broken down at such a high rate that the body can not eliminate the ketones fast enough and they build up in the blood. In high amounts, ketones are toxic to the body. They cause the acid-base balance to change and serious electrolyte and fluid imbalances result. Some of the signs of ketoacidosis include polyuria polydipsia lethargy anorexia weakness vomiting dehydration There will probably be ketones in the urine (ketonuria) The breath may have a sweet chemical smell similar to nail polish remover. However, some owners have said that even during documented ketoacidosis, their pet's breath did NOT have any unusual odor. Treatment Mildly ketoacidotic animals can be alert and well hydrated. After your pet is stabilized, your pet can return home and be treated with proper diabetes management techniques including insulin therapy, diet, and exercise. "Sick" ketoacidotic animals require intensive medical management in the vet hospital. This is a life-threatening emergency that requires complex medical management and monitoring. It may take several days for the animal to be out of danger. Treatment involves injections of regular insulin, intravenous fluids, electrolytes, and frequent monitoring of blood glucose, blood chemistry, Continue reading >>

Ketosis Vs. Ketoacidosis: What You Should Know

Ketosis Vs. Ketoacidosis: What You Should Know

Despite the similarity in name, ketosis and ketoacidosis are two different things. Ketoacidosis refers to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and is a complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. It’s a life-threatening condition resulting from dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar. This combination makes your blood too acidic, which can change the normal functioning of internal organs like your liver and kidneys. It’s critical that you get prompt treatment. DKA can occur very quickly. It may develop in less than 24 hours. It mostly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes whose bodies do not produce any insulin. Several things can lead to DKA, including illness, improper diet, or not taking an adequate dose of insulin. DKA can also occur in individuals with type 2 diabetes who have little or no insulin production. Ketosis is the presence of ketones. It’s not harmful. You can be in ketosis if you’re on a low-carbohydrate diet or fasting, or if you’ve consumed too much alcohol. If you have ketosis, you have a higher than usual level of ketones in your blood or urine, but not high enough to cause acidosis. Ketones are a chemical your body produces when it burns stored fat. Some people choose a low-carb diet to help with weight loss. While there is some controversy over their safety, low-carb diets are generally fine. Talk to your doctor before beginning any extreme diet plan. DKA is the leading cause of death in people under 24 years old who have diabetes. The overall death rate for ketoacidosis is 2 to 5 percent. People under the age of 30 make up 36 percent of DKA cases. Twenty-seven percent of people with DKA are between the ages of 30 and 50, 23 percent are between the ages of 51 and 70, and 14 percent are over the age of 70. Ketosis may cause bad breath. Ket Continue reading >>

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DHPC agreed by CHMP on 25 February 2016 *JARDIANCE and SYNJARDY are co-promoted by Boehringer Ingelheim Limited and Eli Lilly and Company Limited Direct Healthcare Professional Communication Updated advice on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors (INVOKANA▼ (canagliflozin), VOKANAMET▼ (canagliflozin / metformin), FORXIGA▼ (dapagliflozin), XIGDUO▼ (dapagliflozin / metformin), JARDIANCE▼* (empagliflozin), SYNJARDY▼* (empagliflozin / metformin)) Dear Healthcare Professional, In agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), Janssen-Cilag Limited, AstraZeneca Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim Limited would like to inform you of the latest recommendations regarding the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) during treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors (canagliflozin, dapagliflozin or empagliflozin). This follows on the outcome of an evaluation by the EMA of the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors. Rare but serious, sometimes life-threatening and fatal cases of diabetic ketoacidosis have been reported in patients on SGLT2 inhibitor treatment for type 2 diabetes. In a number of these reports, the presentation of the condition was atypical with only moderately increased blood glucose levels observed. Such atypical presentation of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with diabetes could delay diagnosis and treatment. Summary of updated advice • The risk of diabetic ketoacidosis must be considered in the event of non-specific symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, excessive thirst, difficulty breathing, confusion, unusual fatigue or sleepiness. Prescribers should inform patients of signs and symptoms of metabol Continue reading >>

Ketosis

Ketosis

Ketosis is the process by which the body, suffering low intake of carbohydrates, instead converts stored fat into energy. During this conversion, ketones are produced as a by-product, causing an unpleasant fruity breath odor that may be mistaken for alcohol. Prolonged severe ketosis can change the acidity of the blood, and may eventually lead to serious damage to the liver and kidneys. Additional information. Keywords: define Ketosis, definition Ketosis, definition of Ketosis, meaning Ketosis, dictionary Ketosis, what is Ketosis If you came to the F.E.A.S.T. Eating Disorders Glossary from a page on the F.E.A.S.T site, click the "go back" button in your internet browser to return to that page; if not, we welcome you to visit the FEAST home page for a wealth of information on evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, support for parents and families, the latest eatings disorders research, a forum for parents and caregivers, useful books, etc. Continue reading >>

Genetic Welfare Problems Of Companion Animals

Genetic Welfare Problems Of Companion Animals

Poodle (all types) Diabetes Mellitus Related terms: Canine diabetes mellitus, DM, Diabetic Ketoacidosis VeNom term: Diabetes mellitus (VeNom code: 658). Related conditions: Cataract, Pancreatitis, Hyperadrenocorticism Outline: Diabetes mellitus is a hormonal disorder that occurs when there is a failure to adequately control blood sugar levels. Dogs that have the condition are unable to use blood sugar as an energy source for the cells in their body as they would normally, and therefore the level of sugar in the blood increases. The most common signs of diabetes mellitus are excessive thirst and urination with weight loss. The onset of diabetes mellitus occurs most commonly in middle aged or older dogs. Left untreated, diabetes mellitus can lead to complications including a severe illness called diabetic ketoacidosis where the body begins to break down body tissue, such as fats and muscle, to use as a source of energy in place of blood sugars. This process produces toxins that can cause dehydration, nausea and vomiting and can be life-threatening if left untreated. Diabetic dogs are generally reliant on dietary management and daily injections of the hormone insulin for the rest of their lives. There is evidence of a genetic basis for the development of diabetes mellitus, and Poodles have been shown to be at increased risk of the condition compared with the general dog population. Summary of Information (for more information click on the links below) 1. Brief description Diabetes mellitus is a hormonal disorder which results in high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose is an important source of energy in the body. In animals that are diabetic, the cells in the body are unable to absorb glucose properly, and this leads to an increase in the blood. In dogs, the m Continue reading >>

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

The Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, CUHK thanks for an unrestricted education grant BASIC instructor/provider course, Hong Kong, July 2nd-4th Other upcoming courses Diabetic hyperosmolar coma Diabetic ketoacidosis Causes -20% cases initial presentation of DM - failure to take insulin (Type I DM) - infection - sterile inflammation eg MI - excessive physical activity Clinical features Symptoms - when history available varies from a few weeks to a few days - osmotic symptoms - anorexia - vomiting +/- diarrhoea. Vomiting particularly useful as a warning in known diabetic - abdo pain (uncommon): dull persistent discomfort often affecting whole abdomen but usually centred on the umbilicus Signs 3 cardinal signs: dehydration overbreathing ketones on breath Others: confusion/coma +/- shock signs of DM and complications +/- signs of precipitating factor Differential diagnosis - hypoglycaemic coma - hyperosmolar coma - lactic acidosis - CVA Investigations - hyperglycaemia - metabolic acidosis. Initially high anion gap but as ketones excreted becomes normal anion gap acidosis - hyperkalaemia usual, but hypokalaemia possible - features of dehydration - glycosuria and ketonuria while urine flow adequate - ECG - CXR - cultures - FBC Treatment General - CVP line - NG tube - wide bore as contents may be viscous - urinary catheter - SC heparin unless clearly contra-indicated Fluids - NB patients with rapid onset of DKA are not necessarily severely dehydrated unlike patients who have gone out of control slowly. - urine output most useful indicator of hydration. If urine output is good patient is not severely dehydrated. - circulatory collapse should be treated with plasma expanders and blood not crystalloids - start replacement with 1L N/saline over 1 hour and then decrease to 100 Continue reading >>

Symptoms And Symptom Management

Symptoms And Symptom Management

Many physical and psychological symptoms accompany the end of life. In one study, 1,000 cancer patients had a median of eleven symptoms during the terminal phase of illness, many of which affect the patient's quality of life. Assessment and management of common symptoms are thus integral to a balanced approach to end-of-life care. Because of the multidimensional nature of many symptoms, an interdisciplinary team approach to assessment and management is essential. Such an interdisciplinary team calls for the expertise of nurses, physicians, social workers, nursing assistants, spiritual care providers, and expressive therapists. Prevalence and Relevance of Symptoms Pharmacological and nonpharmacological efforts to alleviate the symptoms seek to accommodate the patient's desires. For example, if a patient has requested to be as alert as possible until death, and if the same patient needs an antiemetic agent to control nausea and vomiting, the common side effect of sedation represents an unacceptable tradeoff to the patient. If, on the other hand, the patient desires total control of the nausea and vomiting, even at the expense of alertness, such medication would be appropriate. The goal of symptom management is quality of life. Fatigue. Fatigue is the most prevalent end-of-life symptom, second only to pain. In a study by Conill, fatigue was present in 80 percent of 176 palliative care patients. There is not a universal definition of fatigue. Patients often speak of weakness, easy tiring, or inability to perform the activities of daily living. According to death experts Linda Tyler and Arthur Lipman, fatigue is a multifaceted symptom. Tyler and Lipman identify the following causes of fatigue: anemia, pain, depression, insomnia, dehydration, metabolic disease process, and si Continue reading >>

Ketoacidosis Caused By Anorexia Nervosa

Ketoacidosis Caused By Anorexia Nervosa

Please log in to add your comment. Transcript of Ketoacidosis caused by Anorexia Nervosa Ketoacidosis caused by Anorexia Nervosa Resources Symptoms Weakness, Tiredness Nasuea Shortness of Breath Vomiting High Blood Sugar, Rapid Pulse Low Blood Pressure Extreme Thirst Frequent Urination Leg Cramps Treatment Take in lots of Fluids Take in lots of Electrolytes Insulin treatment to lower high blood sugar levels How It Relates To Other Body Systems Ketoacidosis keeps blood sugar high, leading to nerve, blood vessel and kidney damage, as well as worsening pancreatic damage which in turn makes the condition more severe. What Further Tests are Needed Electrolyte test: Potassium, sodium, blood urea, serum, Ketone levels and kidney function markers along with an arterial blood gas sample are the electrolyte tests for ketoacidosis. • Other tests may be used to check underlying conditions , based on the history and physical examination findings. These may include chest x-ray, urine analysis and possible scan of brain Urinalysis and Connection to results Ketones are detected in the blood using urinalysis Ketones build up when the body needs to break down fats and fatty acids to use as fuel. This is most likely to occur when the body does not get enough sugar or carbohydrates, because of Anorexia Nervosa. Full transcript Continue reading >>

Eating Disorder Statistics

Eating Disorder Statistics

General statistics: At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. 1, 2 Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.3 In a large national study of college students, 3.5% sexual minority women and 2.1% of sexual minority men reported having an eating disorder.6 In a study following active duty military personnel over time, 5.5% of women and 4% of men had an eating disorder at the beginning of the study, and within just a few years of continued service, 3.3% more women and 2.6% more men developed an eating disorder.7 Genetics, environmental factors, and personality traits all combine to create risk for an eating disorder.9 Anorexia Nervosa: Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) is a ratio between the observed number of deaths in an study population and the number of deaths would be expected. SMR for Anorexia Nervosa is 5.86.10 33-50% of anorexia patients have a comorbid mood disorder, such as depression. Mood disorders are more common in the binge/purge subtype than in the restrictive subtype.12 About half of anorexia patients have comorbid anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.12 Bulimia Nervosa: Nearly 1 in 10 bulimia patients have a comorbid substance abuse disorder, usually alcohol use. 12 Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Binge eating or loss-of-control eating may be as high as 25% in post-bariatric patients. 13 Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)[Previously called Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified or EDNOS]: OSFED, as revised in the DSM-5, includes atypical anorexia nervosa (anorexia without the low weight), bulimia or BED with lower frequency of behaviors, purging disorder, and night eating syndrome. Avoidant/Restrictive Food I Continue reading >>

T1d Intel: Learning About The Dual Diagnosis Of An Eating Disorder And Type 1 Diabetes

T1d Intel: Learning About The Dual Diagnosis Of An Eating Disorder And Type 1 Diabetes

By Ovidio Bermudez, M.D., and Jennifer Sommer, M.S., R.D. For our readers: Our goal is to help increase awareness of the dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes (T1D), which is referred to as “ED-DMT1.” To accomplish this, we asked two experts, a physician and a registered dietitian who treat ED-DMT1, to answer questions about this condition. Please read the answers provided by these professionals, Ovidio Bermudez, M.D., and Jennifer Sommer, M.S., R.D. We thank them for contributing their expertise to Countdown. What is ED-DMT1? The dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes is often referred to as “diabulimia,” however this is not a medically recognized term and it is not an accurate description. This syndrome is termed among healthcare professionals as “ED-DMT1,” which represents this dual diagnosis in an individual with type 1 diabetes. Note: “DMT1” refers to diabetes mellitus type 1. For clarity, “type 1 diabetes” will be spelled out in this article in place of the abbreviation “T1D.” ED-DMT1 describes the intentional misuse of insulin for weight control. This could be caused by decreasing the prescribed dose of insulin, omitting insulin entirely, delaying the appropriate dose, or manipulating the insulin itself to render it inactive. Any of these actions can result in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and glucose excretion in the urine, which causes weight loss. So, in a sense, calories are “purged” this way, which is where the term diabulimia stems from. However, a person suffering from ED-DMT1 may not be diagnosed with bulimia or have any symptoms of bulimia such as binge eating and self-induced vomiting. On the other hand, some individuals may only withhold insulin after they have binged (whether Continue reading >>

Sglt2 Inhibitors And Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Sglt2 Inhibitors And Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Publications Key Messages Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors (dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, canagliflozin) have been associated with cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). SGLT2 inhibitor-associated DKA may occur within the first few months of treatment and have an atypical presentation. Patients should be informed of the signs and symptoms of DKA and advised to seek immediate medical attention should they experience these symptoms. A number of serious cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) have been reported in patients taking sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors (dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, canagliflozin) for type 2 diabetes1. Up to half the reported cases occurred during the first two months of treatment1. DKA is usually associated with raised blood glucose levels. However, in a number of reported cases, patients presented atypically with only a slight increase in blood glucose levels. Early signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis include difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, excessive thirst, abdominal pain, confusion and unusual fatigue or sleepiness 1. More serious signs and symptoms include dehydration, deep gasping breathing, confusion and coma. Patients should be informed of these signs and symptoms and advised to seek immediate medical attention should they experience any of these symptoms. To prevent delayed diagnosis, patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors with symptoms of acidosis should be tested for raised ketones, even if blood glucose levels are near normal. If ketoacidosis is suspected, treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors should be discontinued. Internationally, DKA has also been associated with off-label use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with type 1 diabetes. Healthcare professionals are reminded that in New Zealand type 1 Continue reading >>

Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis In Combination With Starvation And Anorexia Nervosa At Onset Of Type 1 Diabetes: A Case Report

Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis In Combination With Starvation And Anorexia Nervosa At Onset Of Type 1 Diabetes: A Case Report

Go to: A 53-year-old woman with a history of AN since adolescence was admitted to the psychiatric clinic at the Uppsala University Hospital due to psychotic behaviour and inability to take care of herself. There were reports of paranoid schizophrenia and personality disorders, but her contacts with the psychiatric clinic were sparse, and she used no medications. According to her relatives she had isolated herself the last two weeks, and over the last two months she had barely been eating at all. Twenty-four hours after admission to the psychiatric clinic she was admitted to the clinic of internal medicine and presented at the emergency room (ER) in a cachectic state with hypothermia (32.6°C). Her mental status was altered (reaction level scale 2), and she barely responded to questions, being close to stupor. There were clinical signs of severe dehydration and muscle atrophy. Her breathing was shallow with 30 bpm, whereas blood pressure and pulse rate were normal, 110/60 mmHg and 77 bpm (see Table I for a summary of the initial physical examination). She denied alcohol and any substance abuse. An initial arterial blood gas analysis displayed pH 6.895, pCO2 0.93 kPa, pO2 22 kPa, and P-glucose 40.6 mmol/L. There were no signs of infection, and electrolytes were normal (see Table II for a summary of laboratory screening). She was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), where rehydration was initiated with warm fluid combined with re-warming with heated blankets. Bicarbonate (100 mL) was administered i.v. in order to reverse acidosis; pH increased to 7.1, and blood glucose decreased to 35 mmol/L. Six hours after ICU admission insulin infusion was started with initially 0.5 IU/h (0.0128 IU/kg) combined with 5 mmol potassium/h. The patient's pH was normalized 1 Continue reading >>

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