Pancreatitis in elderly patients

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1144849 tn?1395458766 Cooking food removes the minerals; the oxalic acid in foods like spinach and phytic acid found in cereals bind magnesium in the body, as do unbalanced amounts of salts....
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is a solid mass lesion and occurs more commonly in elderly patients. Endocrine (hormone producing tumors) tumors of the pancreas are quite rare and present with solid masses as well. If the needle biopsy is not diagnostic another modality that may be helpful in diagnosis is an endoscopic ultrasound. This modality is usually available at university centers. I hope you find this information helpful.
Avatar f tn Anorexia ,nausea ,and vomiting may also occur, along with emotional disturbances. pancreatic carcinoma should always be suspected in elderly patients with abdominal pain or new-onset diabetes,depression associated with weight loss,acute pancreatitis without other know risk factors, or obstructive jaundice.
1469903 tn?1286650297 A hyperosmolar coma usually occurs in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Like diabetic ketoacidosis, a hyperosmolar coma is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment with intravenous fluid and insulin is important in reversing the hyperosmolar state. Unlike patients with type 1 diabetes, patients with type 2 diabetes do not generally develop ketoacidosis solely on the basis of their diabetes.
Avatar n tn Is there any strong history of diabetes in the family? any history of pancreatitis in the family? Gallbaladder stones may cause pancreatitis. I hope I am able to shed some light.Stay with your father and comfort him.This must be a difficult time for all of you.Continue to reassure him and attend to his needs. Keep in touch.
242516 tn?1368227505 org/health_chats/register/17 Due to the swine flu, the US has declared a public health emergency. We're early in the outbreak of this new virus, with most all patients in the US having mild illness who have recovered without treatment. Only 1 of the 20 cases have been hospitalized. Since the US strain is a genetic match to the Mexico strain, officials are concerned about the potential of deaths in America from swine flu.
Avatar f tn She is very lucky to have you looking out for her. I take care of my dad, and sometimes at medical appointments I see elderly patients waiting for a cab because they have no one to take them to their appointments. That is so sad for me to see.
1840891 tn?1431551393 Just thought I would post this here since it is a related topic. _________ From Medscape Medical News http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/771202?
544292 tn?1268886268 I got an email this morning from my Mother who says she's coming here in September? I can't even think that far in advance. I'm thinking stuff like, "I have to brush my hair and take a shower." It seems like an insurmountable prospect! I have such respect for anyone who has come off Tramadol and .... I don't know ... maintained a life? Mud mud mud everywhere. Walking thru mud. I just took vitamins and a big cup of Lecithin granules which are supposed to decrease anxiety.
233616 tn?1312790796 Called macrobid, it's listed in the top 100 worst drugs... commonly shutting down organs in the elderly.... yet 3 of my doctors didn't know this..... Must apologize now.....it's 6:00 Am and still no bedtime for bozo...I wonder if I accidentally took too much riba....anyway something sure it workin...
233616 tn?1312790796 I found it interesting nonetheless. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/589647 Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone Metformin Beta-Amyloid Effect Raises Alzheimer's Concerns Janis Kelly March 16, 2009 — Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.
Avatar f tn Every doctor i come across is shocker i have this disease beacuse it is mostly seen in elderly diabetes patients. However during my c section the dr damaged my vega nerve in my GI tract causing slowed food diguestion. I would recommend anyone suffering from this pain in the upper stomach below the rib cage to speak with your GI dr about doing a diguestion test. This disease causes SEVERE EXTREME pain in the upper stomach/rib cage.
Avatar f tn Two weeks after surgery I had my gall bladder removed and spent a week in the hospital with dehydration and pancreatitis. I have had that same stomach pain a couple other times since pancreatitis. Last week as I live by myself I had to call an ambulance as the pain in stomach was so severe. They did blood work and said my pancreais enzymes were elevated a little. Gave me pain pills and sent me home. I had a cat scan and endoscopy which did not show anything. Pain radiates to the back.
Avatar m tn However, I do understand that the PI alternative is not available right now for your genotype, however it does seem to work in vitro -- and hopefully will be shown to work in real patients soon, as discussed in another thread.
Avatar n tn It felt like it was just under my ribs, usually in the front but sometimes in my side and when most severe, in my back. It lasted for about 3 weeks and I just let it go, confident that it would just go away. In the first week of August the exact same pain came back. It was so severe that I called my MD after only 3 days. I had chest x-rays, abd sonogram and blood work. The only abnormality was my amylase which was 397. My lipase was somewhat elevated also.
429155 tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar f tn I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing. We keep her comfortabel with sub-q infusions daily, Calcitriol, Aluminum hydroxide and novox. One day she seems bad and then the next day she is up and climbing a full flight of stairs and getting on the sofa by herself! Other days she can barely stand.
Avatar n tn Percocet (oxycodone) to Fentanyl is a downgrade but may be a more effective way to treat pain. The potential for abuse or dependence is greater with the Percocet. The side effects mentioned are rare and fentanyl or Duragesic is a very effective way to treat Chronic pain, especially in the elderly.
Avatar n tn Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Acute pancreatitis can cause shock, which may result in death if not treated quickly. _____ Symptoms : Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. Possible Causes: *Pelvic inflammatory disease *Heart attack *Perforated stomach ulcer *Shock, from allergy *Diabetic emergency *Poisoning Action to Take: Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.
Avatar n tn I HAVE BEEN TAKING PAINKILLERS FOR 4 YEARS NOW AND I LIKE THESE ONES BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY TYLENOL IN THEM AND I DONT FEEL A HANG OVER FROM THEM OR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGE UNLESS I FORGET TO TAKE THEM THEN I FEEL THE WORST WITHDRAWLS EVER. WOW I DO NOT WANT TO GO WITHOUT. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE IF I KEEP TAKING THEM FOR A LONG TIME. SOMETIMES I SNORT THEM BUT MOST OF THE TIME I JUST TAKE THEM ORAL.
385668 tn?1301797480 C's. Last year, severe abdominal pain (pancreatitis from my gallbladder) landed me in the hospital for 5 days, and that in itself was an experience, being on the other side of the IV pole...lol...and it's no secret that docs, nurses, and other medical professionals can sometimes make the worst patients. I was determined not to be a pest....and the nurses were so thrilled with me...I even emptied and kept track of my own pee bucket.
Avatar f tn Its a shame that the docs in this area dont truely care about their patients. One doc had me on 5 mg of ativan and 5 percocets a day. This is how they treat people. At one point I went mad and Im feeling that madness again. I have missed so much with my kids over the past years , I went almost a whole year without be3ing able to talk because I was choking on bile and my gallbladder was at the point on rupturing and no one could figure that out either.
Avatar n tn Is it that uncomfortable feeling like there's not enough room in your left side for your organs? I also thought Shingles primarily affected the elderly: I'm 39 years old (and had chicken pox when I was 4). Can anyone explain further? This is the closest I have been to getting somewhere with this medical mystery! Thanks for allo fo your information and input. Carol D.
Avatar f tn Hello Everyone, I was asked to post my information and video about Convenia here. This drug isn't safe due to how long it stays in the system alone. If your cat or dog has a bad reaction it will be very difficult to counteract that. I hope this will help someone avoid the death or harm of their beloved cat or dog. Please inform yourselves about Convenia if you're not familiar with and request that NO CONVENIA be put in the charts. Lets take this drug off the market for good..
Avatar m tn It really does sound like she is in pain, and she is not the type of dog to ever whine or cry, she is very tough. Prior to this, the only time she has ever cried from pain was when I accidentally closed the door on her tail. It's not a constant moan, but somewhat frequent throughout the night or in the evening when we are watching tv.
Avatar n tn They also follow me to work,and I have them in my office too. Then when I go to another person's office, they follow me in there too. So essentially it's me they are after. There is no food or fruit anywhere,and I do not wear cologne. I have not done anything different from when they were not constantly around me. I am not sure why they are around me, but as you can see, it has become a problem. Does anyone have any ideas?
940391 tn?1255758976 They believe that it is nothing just normal nodules that many people get from a common type of bacteria in soil in some places, bird poo in others, etc. However I still have to continue with checks for all. Just had another skin biopsy three weeks ago and came back pre-cancerous (lentiginous junctional nevi with architechural disorder, moderate cytologic atypia (dysplastic nevus) according to shave biopsy.
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.