Fever, Weak Body, Chaotic Speech With The Elderly?
Assalammualaikum, good afternoon … here I want to ask, I have a grandmother 2 weeks ago yesterday and was hospitalized, my grandmother’s initial symptoms were just a normal fever for a few days at the hospital she spoke nagging but she was aware and was 2 weeks ago Can not sit down or stand body feels weak and sick … according to the lab results where my grandmother was treated with low potassium? Please explain? Wasaalammualaikum
Hello Princess, Thank you for the question.
The following health conditions can cause complaints from your grandmother:
meningitis inflammation of the brain electrolyte disorders metabolic disorders such as low blood sugar levels, high urea levels of stroke Low levels of potassium in the blood can cause disruption of brain electrical activity with impaired brain function can occur. Therefore, your grandmother can experience motion disorders; although this complaint can be caused by various factors such as muscle atrophy due to prolonged bed rest, malnutrition, and others. Lack of potassium in the blood itself can be caused by lack of nutrition, low levels of magnesium, impaired potassium absorption, impaired kidney function.
Please discuss with your doctor who treats your grandmother. To find out the cause of this complaint, information is needed about your grandmother's symptoms, a doctor's physical examination, and supporting examinations such as blood tests, lumbar puncture, CT scan, MRI. If indeed a blood test found low levels of potassium, then this is indeed what causes the symptoms of your grandmother. We recommend that you discuss further with the doctor who is handling your grandmother because the doctor has already carried out the examination and knows the results of the examination completely. Handling given by a doctor depends on the cause and how low the potassium level is.
Hopefully this information is useful.