Anorexia and organ failure

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179856 tn?1333550962 Wow I really had no idea you could have liver failure and kidney failure and all that........I never really thought about it and now it makes more sense why karen Carpenter died from it.
1834774 tn?1318221029 I've lost teeth, have gastrointestinal problems, had a heart attack. I knew a girl who developed anorexia and within a year she died from organ failure. So, you just never know. You could live like this for many years (although it's not really living) or you could die tomorrow. It's just not worth it. So please please tell somebody and get into treatment. Getting into recovery is the hardest thing I've ever done, but so worth it in the end. you can do it too.
Avatar f tn My mother's cat was dying of liver failure last year and my husband and I had to take him in for that final trip. Mom was too ill and couldnt face it anyway. I'm so glad I could be there for her pet as a loving escort out of suffering. And that's really what it's all about - an end to suffering. God bless you for doing everything you could. Never forget that. There always comes a point when we are called home. The knowing doesn't make it any less painful.
2095142 tn?1333236800 after week and half sick and due to not having money we took her to the vet and was then diagnosed with kidney failure; vet says kidneys are shot down. I am still waiting on some more money do what is right but wonder what is that? i am desperated watching her like this. Cant stop crying out of plain guilt since I have not being as best as i should have and now in front of her inminent lose, i cant even bear thinking of it !
Avatar n tn coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state. Paradoxically, it's a laxative (lactulose) which can improve their mentation by converting and clearing amonium from the system - which is a function of a healthy liver So it's a roller coaster I'm afraid.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I would have to be completely honest and say, given her age and her kidney failure, and given that she has had (presumably) good dental care up to two years ago - I would forget about the dental work. It is true that according to some sources, bad dental hygiene is a major contributor to kidney failure. However, once a dog is in kidney failure, stress can be even more damaging. And that's without the high risk that anaesthetic will introduce.
393685 tn?1425816122 In my teens and twenties I was anorexia and bulimiac. I was obsessed to no end to improve my looks and weight. I damaged myself ............and through research --- I found that because of my radical behavior I probably brought this disease on. I am now 42 and could be looking at cancer from a nodule and needing surgery. Was that weight loss so important now?? First diagnoised I was Hyperthyroid. I was losing weight and was at a proud weight of my 102 pounds at 5'6".
Avatar f tn There was a long list of plants toxic for dogs online which I found once but did not keep. I'll try and find it again and post back. In the meantime -get her to the vet quickly.
Avatar f tn Currently I am living out my final days in hospice, and am dying from multiple organ failure due to anorexia nervosa, type II.) If you have anything else you wish to know, I have been through medical school (I studied psychiatry) and as I said in the beginning of my comment, I have suffered from this illness for over 25 years. I also speak out and educate people online about eating disorders through various websites I own and on Facebook, so I should be able to answer any questions you have.
Avatar n tn I had the same thing with the Yaz. I was on Yasmin and switched to Yaz and promptly gained about 5 or more pounds. No problems at all with Yasmin, and I was on it for 5 or more years. I still work out like I did on Yasmin, and I've never eaten a lot, although, the Yaz does make me hungry all the time, and I can't seem to get rid of this bloating. I spot constantly and cramp. I have another friend that is the same way.
Avatar n tn beauty supplies Valerian Root Clove Alcohol Abstracts For Protocol The Liver The liver is the largest organ (about the size of a football and averaging about 3.5 pounds), and has more functions than any other human organ. A person's entire blood supply passes through the liver several times a day, and, at any given time, there is about a pint of blood there.
Avatar n tn The sore throat went away after a couple of days , the appetite came back and the fatigue disapperead in the next few days but ,a little over a couple of weeks later, I became sick again with sore thoat ,fever and this time complete anorexia and I lost 5 pounds already.I was looking at one other forum and this expert dr.
Avatar f tn , then go tell your doctor you have anorexia nervosa and he will hospitalize you before you go into organ failure. Maybe they can help you.
459853 tn?1283144114 Unless your joints and fingers and toes are actually swollen, then you have R.A. Now, is it Systemic Lupus? Where it effects an organ? My effected my kidneys and I had a transplant in April of '07. I have been having symptoms of Fibromialga, but there are no tests they can do to prove it. It may be acting up because of the weather changes.
514715 tn?1338269858 In aesthetic sports that focus on lines and body movement, i.e. gymnastics, diving, ice skating, and track, the emphasis on being thin and maintaining a petite build is at the forefront. In sports like lifting, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, having a solid and muscular physique is emphasized. Wrestling, where weight categories determine your competitor, an enormous amount of pressure if put on the athlete to maintain, lose, or gain weight to match their competitor.
Avatar m tn I am finding that will power alone is not working (sometimes for a few days) and I feel like a failure because at the age of 29 I think I should be able to control my actions. I will often tell myself that even if I do pick it will just heal up - which I know is not the case. It would be good to get some advice from other sufferers, even just to share experiences.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar m tn Blood found in the fluid sample is a frequent sign of hemangiosarcoma, and failure of clotting in the blood when it is drawn is another telling indication, since the body is working hard to maintain its blood balance and is using the blood clotting factors too rapidly.
Avatar m tn resulting in muscular atrophy, inhibition or interruption of neuronal control of tissue and organ function, incoordination, and weakness,"[1] auto-immune hemolytic anemia,[2] thrombocytopenia, anorexia, regional lymphadenomegaly, cutaneous ischemic vasculopathy;[3] autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid, joints, blood, eyes, skin, kidney, liver, bowel and central nervous system; anaphylactic shock; aggression; seizures; epilepsy; and fibrosarcomas at injection sites are all linked to the
1198742 tn?1293506976 Linda - Please google "Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation" to read the full report Diagnosis of Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure HISTORY Cirrhosis often is a silent disease, with most patients remaining asymptomatic until decompensation occurs. Physicians should inquire about risk factors that predispose patients to cirrhosis. Quantity and duration of alcohol consumption is an important factor in the early diagnosis of cirrhosis.
544292 tn?1268886268 Please make yourself at home and snuggle down. It will be a bit bumpy, but worth it!
Avatar m tn SUMMARY In summary, extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C are varied and involve a number of organ systems. Physicians and patients should be aware of these signs and symptoms, and testing for HCV should be done in patients who manifest these. This may lead to early diagnosis and successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection.
Avatar f tn Hi All! Need some suggestions/advice. I am a 54 yr old woman who has been spotting/bleeding for the past 3 1/2 years. EVERY DAY! Only went away for 5 months 2 1/2 yrs ago, then on again. Just had an endometrial biopsy at the "clinic" (charity care), and they say I have this complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia. They are telling me I need a hysterectomy, but before I can get it I need a hysteroscopy first. Telling me it is pre-cancerous, but that 40-55% is usually cancerous.
Avatar n tn Get on the phone today and call UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and see if they can guide you. This is the toll-free number for patient services (888) 894-6361.
Avatar f tn SUMMARY In summary, extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C are varied and involve a number of organ systems. Physicians and patients should be aware of these signs and symptoms, and testing for HCV should be done in patients who manifest these. This may lead to early diagnosis and successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection.
544292 tn?1268886268 It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
217229 tn?1192766004 SUMMARY In summary, extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C are varied and involve a number of organ systems. Physicians and patients should be aware of these signs and symptoms, and testing for HCV should be done in patients who manifest these. This may lead to early diagnosis and successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection. REFERENCES: 1) Ferri C, Zignego AL, Pileri SA. Cryoglobulins. J Clin Pathol. 2002; 55:4-13.
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar n tn also, vomiting, diarrhea, some diseases and organ failure.....the body will do all it can to compensate by adjusting the PH.
181575 tn?1250202386 With respect to oral antiviral therapy, if the agent has indeed been taken on a regular/prescribed basis, the patient is considered to have primary treatment failure and should be switched to a more potent drug or possibly a combination of drugs. An inadequate virologic response (serum HBV DNA ≥ 2000 IU/mL after 24 weeks of oral antiviral therapy) is a much more common reason for altering therapy, and a "roadmap" outlining the management of these patients was recently published.