Diseases Process

SN instructed patient psychological stresses such as difficulties with relationships, job pressures, financial strain, and even concerns about self-worth can contribute to hyperglycemia. If these issues become overwhelming, decreased attention to the diabetes treatment plan may also contribute to hyperglycemia.
Instructed patient during periods of stress, the body releases so-called stress hormones, which cause a rise in blood glucose level. In the short term, this gives the body the extra energy it needs to cope with the stress. But if a person doesn’t have adequate insulin circulating in his bloodstream to enable his cells to use the extra energy, the result will be hyperglycemia. And if stress becomes chronic, hyperglycemia can also become chronic.
Patient was instructed If you eat more food than is balanced with your physical activity and, in some cases, diabetes medicines, your blood glucose level may rise above your goal range. Carbohydrate-containing foods directly affect your blood glucose level after eating, so reviewing the amount of carbohydrate in your meals and snacks may be helpful in determining the cause of hyperglycemia.
SN instructed patient on low salt diet. SN instructed patient on how to read nutritional labels on commercially prepared foods. Other salt alternatives such as Mrs. Dash was encouraged. SN explained how sodium affects blood pressure and water retention.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about what angina pectoris is. Angina pectoris is chest pain that is caused by insufficient oxygen to meet demands of the heart. Lack of oxygen occurs when insufficient blood flows through the coronary arteries. Stable angina usually has a precipitating cause while unstable angina can occur at rest.
Patient instructed in congestive heart failure occurs when your heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the rest of your body. If you have CHF, blood and extra fluid may back up into your lungs, making it difficult for you to breathe, swelling in your ankles and legs (called edema) may occur, you may experience excess fatigue with exercise.
Patient instructed in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart vessels become narrow, which decreases the blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing of the heart vessels can be caused by plaque build-up from high cholesterol, fat, and calcium. The decrease in blood flow decreases the oxygenation of the heart muscle and leads to heart damage.
Patient instructed on how Levodopa and Carbidopa are used in combination to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa prevents the breakdown of Levodopa in the bloodstream so more Levodopa can enter the brain. This can reduce some of Levodopa's side effects such as nausea and vomiting, and it may also allow your doctor to increase your Levodopa dose more quickly to find the best dose.
Patient also instructed on Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) and the increase risk due to the multiple ABT. Patient instructed that the most common symptoms of Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) infection include: watery diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, belly pain and tenderness. Instructed to clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often and every after going to the restroom.
Instructed patient and caregiver on Hypertensive urgency which is a situation where the blood pressure is severely elevated or higher for your diastolic pressure. That experiencing hypertensive urgency may or may not experience one or more of these symptoms: severe headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, and severe anxiety, chest pain, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, difficulty speaking do not wait to see if your pressure comes down on its own. Seek immediately medical assistance and/or call 9-1-1.

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