- Gas pains
Belching or passing gas clears gas from the digestive tract, but when gas is stuck it causes abdominal pain.
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition that causes painful spasms and cramping in the large intestine.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, causes stomach upset, irritation, and pain.
- Constipation (child)
Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.
- Constipation (adult)
Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.
To do: Eat fiber-rich whole foods (raw or cooked). Exercise and massage tummy with coconut oil and peppermint oil.
Insert a suppository with coconut oil for bed-ridden seniors who are taking many kinds of medications.
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and intestine that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
Indigestion is pain and burning in the upper abdomen, an feeling of fullness after a meal, belching, and gas.
Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak and can break more easily.
A gallstone attack occurs when a stone blocks the bile duct, causes right upper abdominal pain and cramping.
Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine causing diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea and stomach cramps.
- Helicobacter pylori infection
Helicobacter, bacteria in the digestive tract, causes peptic ulcers and their associated pain and burning.
- Polycystic kidney disease
Polycystic kidney disease can cause abdominal pain, headaches, and pain in the sides and back.
- Muscle strain
Muscle strain occurs when muscles are stressed, overworked, or injured due to physical activity or labor.
- Food poisoning
Food poisoning can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and weakness.
- Panic attack
When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden, intense fear that can’t be controlled.
- Peptic ulcer
Peptic ulcers, sores in the lining of the stomach or upper intestine, cause abdominal pain, gas, and more.
Diverticulitis is a condition of the colon and causes pain, cramping, infection, bleeding, and other symptoms.
- Lactose intolerance
Lactose intolerance, or the inability to digest lactose, leads to gas, bloating, and other symptoms.
- Intestinal ischemia
Symptoms of intestinal ischemia include pain, bloody bowel movements, abdominal swelling, vomiting, and more.
- Intestinal obstruction
Intestinal obstruction is when the intestine is blocked and causes pain, swelling, nausea, diarrhea, and more.
Intussusception is an intestinal condition and causes severe pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, and more.
- Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, and more.
- Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause fever, fatigue, dark urine, jaundice, and more.
- Hepatitis C
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, tiredness, and more.
- Celiac disease
Celiac disease, which is an intestinal reaction to gluten, can cause gas, diarrhea, bloating, and weight loss.
- Colon cancer
Colon cancer is often asymptomatic, but it can cause constipation, bowel obstruction, bloody stool and more.
- Colon polyps
Colon polyps are growths that form in the lining of the colon, and can cause constipation, diarrhea and more.
- Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is a digestive condition that causes swelling, cramping, diarrhea, and nutritional problems.
- Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus.
Dermatomyositis is a condition that causes muscle swelling and weakness, and a rash on the face and joints.
Proctitis is pain and inflammation of the rectal lining caused by infection.
Pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, causes abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, and rapid pulse.
- Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis causes swelling in the large intestine and can lead to cramping, diarrhea, and more.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
The symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding include black or bloody stool or vomit, dizziness, and cramping.
- Depression (Child and Adolescent)
Depression is a painful sadness that interferes with a child’s schoolwork, family life, and social activities.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include dry mouth, excessive thirst and urination, and more.
Diverticulosis is a condition of the colon and causes pain, cramping, infection, bleeding, and other symptoms.
- Drug overdose
A drug overdose can be fatal and causes sleepiness, confusion, coma, vomiting, and other symptoms.
- Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease marked by swollen painful joints, a rash, swollen lymph nodes, and more.
Thalassemia is a rare group of genetic blood disorders effecting red blood cells and leading to anemia.
Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.
- Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is typically asymptomatic until the cancer has advanced, making treatment difficult.
- Drug allergy
A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication and can cause a rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing.
- Narcotic abuse
Narcotic abuse can cause fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety, euphoria, vomiting, confusion, and constipation.
Porphyria is a condition that can affect the nerves and skin, making the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight.
Hydronephrosis is a condition of the kidneys and causes aching or pain, urinary symptoms, fever, and nausea.
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease causes swelling and symptoms such as cramping, chronic diarrhea, and bleeding.
- Iron poisoning
Iron poisoning causes abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration.
- Ascaris worms
Ascarisis is an infection by a roundworm, and can cause visible worms in the stool and respiratory symptoms.
Kyphosis, a rounding or forward curve of the spine, causes a hump in the back, back pain, stiffness, and more.
- Intestinal Ileus
Intestinal ileus is a condition of the intestinal muscles causing cramps and bloating, vomiting, gas, and more.
- Allergic reaction
Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction.
- Aortic aneurysm (abdomen)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is swelling of the main abdominal artery and can cause sudden chest pain.
- Tick bite
A tick-related illness may cause a rash that expands out from the site of the bite, fever, chills, and more.
- Chagas disease
Chagas disease is caused by a tropical parasite and can cause fever, ill feeling, and swelling around the eye.
- Small intestine cancer
Small intestine cancer is rare and often has no symptoms, but can cause symptoms in its advanced stages.
Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix causing abdominal pain that begins near the belly button.
- Budd-Chiari syndrome
Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare liver condition, symptoms include pain, swelling, and vomiting blood.
Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a rare inherited condition that can lead to cramps, muscle spasms, and more.
- Ricin poisoning
Ricin is a dangerous poison in castor beans, and causes trouble breathing, nausea, fever and sweating.
- Lead poisoning
Lead poisoning causes sudden pain on either side of the lower back, urinary issues, nausea, fever, and chills.
- Radiation sickness
Radiation sickness is caused by a high dose of radiation, and causes vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and more.
- Toxic shock syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome is a serious bacterial infection and causes fever, low blood pressure, a rash, and more.
- Henoch-schonlein purpura
Henoch-Sch�nlein purpura is a condition that causes a purple bruise-like rash on the legs and buttocks.
- Typhoid fever
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness and causes fever, general aches and pains, headache, and weakness.
- Aortic dissection (abdomen)
An abdominal aortic dissection is a medical emergency and causes sudden abdominal or back pain.
- Shingles (herpes zoster)
Shingles is a painful, blistering, skin rash typically found on the back and sides of the chest.
- Stomach cancer
Early stomach cancer may cause commonly misdiagnosed symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, and poor appetite.
- Abdominal migraine
Abdominal migraine is recurring stomach pain and vomiting that typically shows up in children between the ages of 3 and 10, although it can also occur in adults.
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Haloperidol (Oral route)
Oral route(Tablet)Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. Although the causes of death in clinical trials were varied, most of the deaths appeared to be either cardiovascular (eg, heart failure, sudden death) or infectious (eg, pneumonia) in nature. Observational studies suggest that antipsychotic drugs may increase mortality. It is unclear from these studies to what extent the mortality findings may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to patient characteristics. Haloperidol is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis .
Uses of This Medicine:
Haloperidol is used to treat nervous, emotional, and mental conditions (eg, schizophrenia). It is also used to control the symptoms of Tourette’s disorder. This medicine should not be used to treat behavior problems in older adult patients who have dementia.
Haloperidol is also used to treat severe behavioral problems (eg, aggressive, impulsive behavior) or hyperactivity in children who have already been treated with psychotherapy or other medicines that did not work well.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Before Using This Medicine:
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of haloperidol in children younger than 3 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of haloperidol in the elderly. However, elderly women are more likely to have a side effect called tardive dyskinesia, and elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart or lung problems, which may require an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving haloperidol.
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Angina (severe chest pain) or
- Breast cancer, history of or
- Encephalopathy or
- Heart or blood vessel disease, severe or
- Hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin in the blood) or
- Hypotension (low blood pressure) or
- Lung or breathing problems (eg, bronchopneumonia) or
- Mania or
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, history of or
- Seizures, history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Central nervous system depression, severe or
- Coma or
- Dementia in elderly or
- Parkinson’s disease—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
- Heart rhythm problems (eg, familial long QT-syndrome), history of or
- Hypokalemia (low potassium in the blood) or
- Hypomagnesemia (low magnesium in the blood) or
- Thyroid problems—May increase risk for more serious side effects.
Dopamine agonists play an important role in the regulation of the central nervous-cardiovascular, renal, and hormonal systems through stimulation of dopaminergic (DA1 and DA2) and alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors. Several studies have shown that in fat and diabetic mice. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the interaction of the dopaminergic and endocrine systems by determining the effect of the dopaminergic antagonist, metoclopramide, and dopamine on insulin secretion and cardiovascular response by blockade and activation of dopamine receptors in healthy and type 2 diabetic subjects. Healthy subjects (n =15) and subjects with type 2 diabetes (n = 15) of both genders, aged 18 to 60 years, were recruited into this study. A comparative experimental design of 90 minutes was performed in which placebo (0.9% saline) was infused intravenously for the first 30 minutes followed by metoclopramide (7.5 microg/kg/min), a dopamine receptor antagonist for 30 minutes, and then metoclopramide (7.5 microg/kg/min) plus dopamine (0.5-3 microg/kg/min) for 30 minutes.
The following clinical and biochemical parameters were measured at the beginning and then every 30 minutes of the experimental period (30′, 60′ and 90′): systolic-diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure, heart rate, serum glucose, insulin, triacylglycerides, and total cholesterol. Baseline glycosylated hemoglobin was measured and homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance was calculated from insulin and glucose levels. Twelve-lead electrocardiograms were also obtained at these points.
Dopamine infusion induced an increase in serum insulin, systolic blood pressure, and heart rate in healthy subjects but not in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Infusion of metoclopramide induced a hypotensive effect in healthy subjects, which was blunted by inclusion of dopamine in the infusion mixture.
In subjects with diabetes, metoclopramide had no effect on blood pressure, but addition of dopamine raised systolic blood pressure. Neither metoclopramide nor dopamine altered significantly the lipid profile in healthy or diabetic subjects.
Dopaminergic drugs increase serum insulin probably by interacting with dopaminergic receptors, but stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors cannot be ruled out. Stimulation of cardiovascular dopamine receptors also caused modifications of hemodynamic parameters in healthy subjects, but apparently these receptors are attenuated in patients with type 2 diabetes probably as a result of endothelial dysfunction and alterations in the sympathetic nervous system sensitivity.
Connie’s comments: If my father who has diabetes and dementia at 98 falls with a hairline hip fracture, I will not put him on narcotics for a long period of time.
What to do with lose bowel with someone who has dementia and diabetes? Low potassium levels can cause diarrhea. Email email@example.com if you have an answer as one of our clients have this case.
I remembered caring for a male client with pancreatic cancer and on dextrose (salt, sugar, water) in the hospital 3 days before he died. His liquid poop is similar to that of a newborn , towards the end it is so dark in color.
While some are constipated , our brain controls our movement and during the last stage of a our disease, we have poor bowel function.
What will the effect be when using activated charcoal and or potassium and magnesium rich diet of veggies in this scenario?
Some have good appetite while others cannot swallow. A client becomes eligible for hospice care when he/she cannot swallow.
Some clients in care homes are still able to swallow but immobile during the last stage of their Alzheimer that their family then decides to expire them with sublingual morphine.
Many times, even with sublingual morphine it takes more than a week for some. We trained our caregivers to be at their side, massaging them or just praying with them.
Remember that during the last stage of our lives, the last sense to go is the sense of hearing.
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Understanding the Problem Diarrhea is the passing of three or more loose or watery stools per day, or a definite decrease in consistency and increase in frequency of bowel movements based upon what is usual for the individual. (
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