Elderly Who Can Not Sleep And Have Too High Appetite?
Good morning, I have a grandmother who rarely sleeps lately and her appetite is very high. In 1 day can eat up to 5-6 times. It should be more than that if not controlled. He said if you offered any food you would want it even though you had eaten it. Already eating was still still hungry and there was no satiety. Hunger time can also be random at midnight or early morning. While his condition is only in bed, there is no movement at all. Isn’t it dangerous huh? What is the cause and what does it have to do with insomnia? thanks.
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Someone with age above 60 years old is known with lasia or old age. At this age there is a decline in the function of organs, but that does not mean all activities are limited. Not a few of these age groups remain active in moving and working because it is very beneficial for maximizing the workings of body organs. In the medical world, this age group is known as geriatrics. As for indeed some of the conditions that commonly occur at the age of lanut known as geriatric syndrome as follows:
difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
unable to resist urination (urinary incontinence)
Weak and dizzy
risk of falling
Some of the conditions above can occur in the elderly group and depend on the presence or absence of the underlying medical disease. In addition to the above can also occur if an elderly person experiences a disease where the symptoms shown are different or distorted with people in general. So if an elderly person experiences something unusual, then further examination is needed. In the case of your grandmother where insomnia and increased appetite may not be too significant, but it is worth reviewing that increased appetite may be a sign of decreased blood sugar, which triggers hunger. Decreased blood sugar or may be unstable can be a symptom of diabetes or other conditions. The danger or not your grandmother's current condition needs to be ascertained by consultation and direct examination by a doctor.
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