|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesThe Wet Compress
In bed, a wet compress is put on the throat, and another on t...
A sensation sometimes very much annoys patients, which they de...
Diabetes A Kidney Disease
This disease occurs in two forms--diabetes insipidus and diab...
WATCH the faces as you walk along the street! If you ...
This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the b...
Entering The Bronchi
The lip of the bronchoscope should be turned in the directio...
Ankle Twisted Or Crushed
Place the foot as soon as possible in warm water, as hot as ca...
Eyes Hazy Sight
Frequently, after inflammation, and even when that has ceased,...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
is a specific when locally used for _Sycosis_, also for fungo...
RELIEF from the mastery of an evil mood is like fresh air aft...
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...
Gabriel Tucker modified the regular side-curved forceps by a...
Passing the cricopharyngeus is the most difficult part of es...
See Baths for Head. ...
See Hives; "Outstrikes;" Saltrome, etc. ...
This affection of nursing women frequently comes on before th...
The immediate conditions to meet are the rapid fluttering hea...
Anesthesia For Peroral Endoscopy
A dyspneic patient should never be given a general anesthetic...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute
poisoning (as phosphorus, arsenic, etc.), by serious infections, or
it may follow fibrosis of the heart or coronary artery disease. The
symptoms are those of serious circulatory weaicnens, which does not
seem to improve under any ordinary management. It is difficult, if
the heart is enlarged, to determine whether there is more or less
serious acute dilatation or whether the heart muscle has suffered
The treatment of such a patient requires the best of judgment as to
the amount of food and liquid that should be given, the regulation
of the administration of laxatives, the sponging of the body, the
means of producing sleep if there is insomnia, how much reading,
conversation or amusements should be allowed, how much stimulation
by stryclmin or other stimulating drug should be given, and whether
or not very small doses of digitalis should he tried. These are all
matters for individualizing, and for the best medical judgment which
we are called on to give. How much repair can take place in a heart
muscle when fatty degeneration has started we do not know. Such
treatment will give the heart the only chance it has to recuperate,
but the prognosis is bad.
Next: Fatty Heart
Previous: Myocarditis Fibrous Management