During the active phase the most common signs and symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, rectal bleeding, ulcers, reduced appetite, and weight loss. Other signs and symptoms include fever, fatigue, arthritis, eye inflammation, skin disorders and inflammation of liver or bile ducts. Diarrhea is the most common symptom due to the inflammation of the intestines that causes them to secrete a large amount of fluid and salt. Since the colon cannot absorb this extra fluid, the person develops severe diarrhea. Abdominal pain and abdominal cramping is caused the inflammation of the walls and eventually thickens the walls with scar tissue and leads to cramping.
Pyloric Stenosis Pyloric stenosis, is a narrowing of the pyloric sphincter in which the muscles of the pylorus are thickened and twice the normal size. This prevents the stomach from emptying into the small intestine. Normally, food passes easily from the stomach into the first part of the small intestine through a valve called the pylorus. The cause of the thickening is unknown, although genetic factors may play a role. Children of parents who had pyloric stenosis are more likely to have this condition.
Fistulas are abnormal connections between different parts of the intestine or another organ. The development of internal fistulas, may allow food to bypass areas of the bowel where absorption occurs. External fistulas can lead to drainage of bowel contents to the skin. Some fistulas may become infected and form abscesses, a life-threatening
Fibrosis of the liver tissue can occur over time, and may lead to scarring. If the liver becomes scarred, the blood cannot get through the liver at the normal pace. This can create a higher than normal pressure on the portal vein, and this is known as portal hypertension. Some symptoms of liver disease may include enlarged liver or spleen, bruising or bleeding, nausea or belly pain, weight loss or poor weight gain, fluid pooling in the abdomen, and change in color of the stool and how often bowel movements
This happens because there is no insulin to move glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells to produce energy. If your blood glucose levels become too high, you may experience hyperglycaemia. The symptoms are similar to the main symptoms of diabetes, but they may come on suddenly and severely. They include: * extreme thirst * a dry mouth * blurred vision * drowsiness * a frequent need to pass urine If left untreated, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can eventually cause unconsciousness and even death. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when your body begins to break down fats for energy instead of glucose, leading to a build-up of acids in your blood.
Electrolyte imbalance may be confused with dementia, as can dehydration or poor nutrition. Fluctuating blood sugars may also be confused with dementia. Hearing loss or poor vision may make the person seem less responsive and seem like dementia. Other more uncommon causes, include normal pressure hydrocephalus, where relief may be possible if surgical insertion of a shunt can drain the excess fluid build up. Less commonly noticed causes include apparently unrelated problems like celiac disease, which some studies show as a possible cause for dementia-like symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is very hard to diagnose because it may be masked by another disease process. The pain felt by the patient can be overlapped from another affected bodily system, so it can be difficult to pinpoint this particular condition. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to determine if fibromyalgia is present. When a painful stimulus is present, those suffering from fibromyalgia show activity in different areas of the brain than in healthy individuals (Huether, 2012). There are also eighteen points on the body known to be linked to this condition.
Like many illness, there are different classifications of DI. Central Diabetes Insipidus is the most common. Damage to the pituitary gland causes a disruption of the standard storage and release of ADH. Another form of DI is Nephrogenic DI. This is the result of the kidneys being incapable of responding to ADH.
The small intestine breaks down most of the protein, fat, and carbohydrates we eat. The small intestine also works with the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder for digestion. The stomach is 1 foot and takes 2 to 6 hours to digest, once food is swallowed it enters the stomach then begins the task of digestion. Once food is in the stomach digestive juices partially digest the food and breaks it down to smaller pieces. Once the stomach completes the role of digestion it