<p><strong>What Is Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>Acute diarrhea—the passage of frequent, loose, or watery stools—is not a disease itself but rather a symptom of an underlying disorder.</p>
<p>As food passes through the digestive system, its water content is normally absorbed through the wall of the large intestine. Diarrhea—and, at times, dehydration—results when fluid is not absorbed but remains in and is expelled with the fecal matter.</p>
<p>Although diarrhea usually subsides without treatment within two or three days, resulting dehydration can be serious and often requires prompt treatment.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>In more than 90 percent of cases, acute diarrhea is caused by infectious agents (e.g., viruses, bacteria, parasites) that are ingested in food and water. ...
Treatment Surgery to remove the tumor is usually the first treatment. It can permanently cure the condition if the tumor is completely removed. If the tumor has spread to the liver, treatment involves destroying the local blood supply of the tumor or giving chemotherapy directly into the liver. When the entire tumor cannot be removed, removing large portions of the tumor ("debulking") can help relieve the symptoms. Octreotide injections are sometimes given to people with advanced carcinoid tumors that cannot be removed with surgery. Interferon is often given with octreotide to help stop tumor growth. Patients whose carcinoid tumor secretes histamine will benefit from treatment with antihistamine drugs. People with carcinoid syndrome should avoid alcohol, large meals, and foods high in tyramine (aged cheeses, avocado, many processed foods), because they may trigger symptoms. Some common medicines, like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine...
I inject a basal insulin, and for me, the most difficult thing about using insulin is remembering to inject it. The problem is that I don't absolutely need the insulin. I'm type 2 , and if I don't take the insulin, I won't go into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). So not taking it isn't life-threatening. I'm taking it because I figure the lower the A1c, the better, and although mine wasn't terrible, it wasn't spectacular either. Also, I didn't want to wear out my beta cells. So I started using Lantus, and then switchend to Levemir when a continuous glucose monitor suggested that I was going low at night with the Lantus. The problem is that I keep forgetting to take it. Another problem is that I keep forgetting whether I've taken it or not. I'm easily distracted, and if I've just injected my insulin and I'm heading for the notebook where I write down that I've injected and the telephone rings, or even if I j...
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