A patient is treated depending on its cause. For alkalosis caused by hyperventilation, breathing into a paper bag allows you to keep more carbon dioxide in your body, which improves the alkalosis. If your oxygen level is low, you may receive oxygen. Medicines may be needed to correct chemical loss such as chloride and potassium (Respiratory alkalosis, 2014) Because of their delicate fluid and electrolyte status the elderly are at risk for metabolic
22.214.171.124. Symptomatic treatment of ADPKD Cases of ADPKD require a symptomatic treatment by prophylactic and supportive measures such as tight blood pressure management; also include adequate pain control, antibiotics for urinary tract infections, sufficient fluid intake, and avoidance caffeine and smoking. Urinary tract infections could be treated by using cyst-penetrating antibiotics, which is lipophilic agents penetrate the cysts consistently such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and fluoroquinolone (Elzinga et al., 1987 and Elzinga et al., 1988). 11.126,127, Whereas cyst hemorrhages require a careful administration with bed rest, analgesics and water. Also cases of nephrolithiasis require prophylactic measures, which include good water intake, such as potassium citrate was suggested for three causes of stones associated with ADPKD, uric acid lithiasis, hypocitraturic calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis, and distal acidification defects (Torres et al., 2007).
Treatment of Hyperlipidemia with the use of Lipitor The patient AC is a 79 year old white female. She is diagnosed with hyperlipidemia, a chronic condition that results from an excess accumulation of lipids in blood vessels. AC is currently taking Atorvastatin, the generic brand of Lipitor, to treat her high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. She stays active and tries to maintain a healthy diet, but does have other health issues such as hypertension, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. o Discuss biochemical/molecular biological/physiological basis of the disease Hyperlipidemia can either be genetically inherited or caused by lifestyle habits such as obesity, unhealthy diet, and it certainly is more common in the elderly.
After confirmation of elevated levels of calcium, I would test the parathyroid hormone level. This is a crucial part of the diagnosis because other conditions can cause elevated calcium levels as well, but only primary hyperparathyroidism shows elevated calcium levels as a result of too much PTH. I would test the parathyroid level by using an “intact” assay. This uses two different antibodies against 2 different segments of the parathyroid hormone. Normal levels of PTH range from 24.2- 78 pg/mL.
The first treatment is called plasma exchange or plasmapheresis. A liquid portion from the blood called plasma is removed and separated from the blood cells. The plasma is then brought back into the body, which produces more plasma that was taken away by the attacking immune system. This treatment may even remove certain antibodies which made the immune system attack in the first place. The second treatment is called immunoglobulin therapy, which is receiving healthy Immunoglobulin from blood.
Proton pump inhibitors are widely used method of medication in UK and US (Toh, 2014). The reason for proton pump inhibitors’ frequent usage is its ability to potently suppress gastric acids. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are also considered better than alternatives like histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) and are used for common gastric acid-related problems, such as peptic ulcer disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Due to their effectiveness, PPI are commonly suggested as the first-line
A catheter is placed in a patient’s leg or arm and travel to the heart. Once the catheter is placed correctly, acetylcholine is released into the arteries and if vasodilation does not occur or if vasoconstriction occurs, then the presence of atherosclerosis is positive. Another test that can be done is to test a patient’s CRP levels. C-reactive protein is released in the body when inflammation occurs within the body, therefore, if there is high levels of CRP then there is an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Since calcium salt build-up adds to the acceleration of atherosclerosis, a calcium CT scan is used to see if calcium is present in the blood vessels.
Overall, urinalysis is beneficial in terms of assessing one’s health, diagnosing a medical condition or illness, and the monitoring of a medical condition. Since urinalysis can define and determine a variety of things, medical workers and doctors regularly implement urine tests in order to screen for any diseases and solve urinary-related problems. In the case of creatinine clearances, it’s important to have these blood tests routinely to check the amount of creatinine in the blood. An increased amount of creatinine can signify kidney disease or impaired kidney functions. The elevated levels also have symptoms of dehydration, fatigue, swelling, and nausea.
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In these patients, the risk of Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) increases in proportion to the no. of simultaneous prescribed medications. Poor choice of medication by the physician is undoubtedly a major cause of ADRs in older citizens. Another scale and severity of the problem globally, there is little agreement about how best to prevent Inappropriateness in older people. Regular review of medications in older citizens seems a logical way of minimizing Inappropriateness and associated adverse drug reactions (ADRs).