Fainting With Memory Loss In People With Gallstones, Is It Related?
. Why do people with gallstones get out of consciousness and amnesia?
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Loss of consciousness is when someone experiences a disturbance of consciousness (decreased consciousness), for example the lowest level of awareness of a person is a coma. And the level of awareness is determined by the doctor or medical personnel through examinations conducted. While amnesia is a memory loss or the inability of a person to remember information, experiences, and events that they have experienced, besides amnesia sufferers also cannot or have difficulty forming new memories.
The level of awareness and memory or a person's memory is regulated by the central nervous system, namely the brain. So that everything that can disturb the brain, its functions can also be disrupted, including awareness and memory. Things that can interfere with brain function can be sourced from direct brain damage such as stroke, brain timor, brain hemorrhage and from outside the brain for example due to metabolic disorders.
Gallstones are small rocks generally made from cholesterol that are formed in the gallbladder. In most cases gallstones do not cause symptoms, but in some people stones can clog and cause pain. If the gallstones get blocked can cause symptoms, namely:
Abdominal pain disappearing or gradually becomes continuous Fever Yellow pain Itching of the skin Loss of appetite Nausea vomiting Pain radiating to the shoulders Decreased appetite Actually gallstones themselves rarely cause symptoms until decreased consciousness and amnesia. Directly this gallstone does not interfere with brain function. But untreated gallstones can cause complications, and complications that occur can be very severe if it causes a decrease in consciousness and amnesia (impaired brain function). However, it should be recommended and re-consolidate the condition to an internist or surgeon who is treating someone with the case.
In this case if the gallstones are blocked and not treated and can move to the other digestive system, this then causes serious complications.
The following article is further about: Gallstone Complications
There are several conditions where a person's consciousness can be disrupted due to gallstones, one of the complications is inflammation of the gallbladder and ducts, and this inflammation can occur due to infection. If the bile infection is extensive, the infection can then spread throughout the body's bloodstream. This condition is called sepsis. Where if left untreated severe or sepsis, the sufferer can fall into a condition of vital signs that are not stable, such as increased pulse rate, increased breath rate, and a decrease in blood pressure, or medically called shock sepsis. Besides being able to affect brain function with a state of sepsis, this situation can also be life threatening if not dealt with quickly.
But once again keep in mind, the condition of gallstones that experience complications and complications that occur usually must be severe enough to cause the sufferer to become unconscious or experience other brain function disorders. Or the condition of brain dysfunction occurs due to other causes can also be a possibility. So discuss the problem, with the doctor who is treating someone who has the condition as you asked.
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