Maalox - there are contraindications of them need to know

June 10th, 2012

 Maalox contraindications
 Maalox - a non-toxic drug, but that does not mean that it can be taken in an uncontrolled for months and years on end. This drug has some side effects and contraindications that must be considered. Proper use of Maalox rates may appoint a doctor.

 Maalox - there are contraindications of them need to know

Features action Maalox

Maalox is a combined preparation, which may have a beneficial effect on the mucosa of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Its constituent aluminum hydroxide inhibits the secretion of pepsin (sour enzyme that breaks down proteins) and neutralizes free hydrochloric acid gastric juice. But it can cause constipation. Magnesium hydroxide and neutralized with hydrochloric acid and promotes looser stools, i.e. in this case balances the effect of aluminum hydroxide.

Both components are covered with a protective film of the mucosa of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, but also adsorb on the surface and removed from the body mucous membrane damaging agent.

Maalox - is an effective and non-toxic drug, but it has a number of side effects, and contraindications for reception.

 Maalox - there are contraindications of them need to know

What side effects may cause Maalox

Maalox is generally well tolerated. However, in violation of the recommended dose and duration of reception it has side effects. Digestive organs in this case can respond constipation, nausea, vomiting, and taste disturbance.

The most dangerous side effects develop from Metabolic Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 They are associated with aluminum hydroxide. Prolonged use Maalox may decrease the blood levels of phosphorus, which is known, is one of the key elements required for the metabolism of brain cells (neurons). Phosphorus deficiency leads to metabolic disorders Metabolic disorders: acquired and inherited - whether between RA  Metabolic disorders: acquired and inherited - whether between RA
   in the brain, causing him non-inflammatory lesion - encephalopathy. In elderly patients, such metabolic disorders in the brain can lead to the accelerated development of Alzheimer's disease.

Reduction of phosphorus content in the blood and may cause another effect - a reduction in the blood levels of calcium and leaching it from the bone, resulting in bone softening (osteomalacia). Therefore, if for health reasons the patient requires prolonged use of Maalox, it is recommended that a diet rich in foods that have phosphorus in their composition - sea fish and seafood, beef liver, beans and so on. In high doses, Maalox can not be used for more than two consecutive weeks.

If the kidney function and long-term use Maalox may increase blood levels of magnesium. This is evident decrease in blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
 , Muscle weakness, lethargy and sleepiness, rapid and softening stool.

Of course, may develop allergic reactions.

 Maalox - there are contraindications of them need to know

Contraindications for use

Contraindications for Maalox destination based on its side effects. First of all, this drug should not be taken for a long time in large doses. If desired, the side effects can be corrected by means of a diet rich in products containing phosphorus.

It is of great importance in this case kidney function. If it is lowered slightly, and Maalox administered as recommended courses, then no harm. But if kidney function is reduced significantly, it is better not to take Maalox at all - it is contraindicated in such patients.

Do not use Maalox, and Alzheimer's disease, which is characterized by impaired metabolism in the brain. Under the action of Maalox these processes may develop at an accelerated pace.

Children under one month Maalox not indicated because of the risk of gipermagniemii, which would adversely affect the child of this age. It is not necessary to apply Maalox, and in case of hypersensitivity to its components of the body.

With caution, at doses that do not exceed the recommended and for no more than three consecutive days Maalox can be administered to pregnant women and mothers nursing their babies. A more long-term use is a threat of gipermagniemii the fetus or infant Baby man, though with a little finger  Baby man, though with a little finger

When taking this drug should not forget that it has adsorbent properties, so in the complex treatment is required to comply with an interval of at least two hours between taking this medicine and other medicines.

Maalox non-toxic drug, but it does not mean that it can be used for a long time without a prescription. However, in the home medicine cabinet it can be taken and sometimes heartburn and pain arising after errors in diet.

Galina Romanenko

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Acute intestinal obstruction: the main thing - time to ask for help

March 17, 2012

 acute intestinal obstruction
 Acute intestinal obstruction - a condition that requires immediate medical attention. If a person has sudden severe pain in the abdomen Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 It is not necessary to try to cope with them on their own and take pain medication - should immediately call an ambulance.

 Acute intestinal obstruction: the main thing - time to ask for help

What determines for intestinal obstruction

The flow of intestinal obstruction may be different. Intestinal obstruction is complete and partial. Complete obstruction, in turn, is divided into acute, subacute, chronic and recurrent. In addition, it distinguishes high (if the obstacle is located at the beginning of the intestine) and low (the obstacle is located at the end of the bowel) intestinal obstruction.

The flow of intestinal obstruction may depend on a variety of reasons: The form of obstruction, its causes, level of obstruction (high, low), the patient's age and state of health.

In acute obstruction during very fast and suddenly develop all the symptoms characteristic of the disease. In most cases, if the patient was not given immediate surgical care, very quickly, there are signs of acute inflammation of the peritoneum - peritonitis, ie the inclusion of the inflammatory process in the whole abdominal cavity.

 Acute intestinal obstruction: the main thing - time to ask for help

The main features of

The main symptoms of acute intestinal obstruction is abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation and gas. Depending on the cause of intestinal obstruction may be manifested in different ways.

The pain of acute intestinal obstruction occurs always. It begins in most cases sharply and suddenly, sometimes gradually increases, for example, obstructive ileus, intestinal lumen when the first is not completely closed. Character pain may also be different. Yet most pain are cramping in nature. Moreover, if the cause of intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the bowel lumen (obstruction), pain between contractions can take place at all, while in the infringement of the intestine with the mesentery (ligament, which is suspended from the intestine in the abdominal cavity) and passing it the vessels pain are more permanent and between contractions did not pass.

If the patient will not be assisted during the first day or two, the pain can really pass, while the general condition of the patient deteriorated significantly. This is a very bad sign, which indicates a serious condition of the patient.

The cause and type of bowel obstruction Ileus - the reasons may be different  Ileus - the reasons may be different
   It depends on a symptom like vomiting. If the obstacle of stool is in the small intestine, the vomiting is the main symptom of the disease on a par with the pain. It raises a lot of time and does not bring relief. This is accompanied by severe vomiting, nausea, hiccups indomitable Hiccups - and if this is something serious?  Hiccups - and if this is something serious?
 , Belching. If an obstacle is in the lower part of the intestine, for example in some part of the colon, emesis may not be at all or it occurs one - two times. But if the patient starts peritoneal inflammation (peritonitis), and then is in either case becomes very frequent vomiting and dehydration leads to the patient. If the patient remains for a long time without care, then he can begin fecal vomiting - the contents of the small intestine.

Another obligatory symptom of acute intestinal obstruction - constipation and gas. Bloating due to the delay of gases at different forms of intestinal obstruction occurs in different ways. For example, if an obstacle is in the upper part of the intestine, the gases are distributed unevenly and stomach looks asymmetrical. When placing obstacles in the colon bloating Bloating - if you are bursting inside  Bloating - if you are bursting inside
   It can be uniform. When obstructive ileus bowel movements (peristalsis) visible to the eye, as if disturbed bowel function (eg, due to intestinal paresis - dynamic obstruction), the bloating will be uniform and peristalsis is not noticeable. Upon accession peritonitis intestinal peristalsis in any form of intestinal obstruction disappeared.

Delay of the chair does not begin immediately. Sometimes the background emerged pain and vomiting can be a single chair. In some cases, the chair is after enema. Characteristically, in any case, cal stands very small portions.

The more time passes since the beginning of the disease, the more increases the overall toxicity of the body. To a large extent, it depends on the dewatering on a background of emesis. Very good level of intoxication is reflected in the state language. It can be seen that as the rise of intoxication language becomes more and more dry, covered with a whitish-yellow coating, then the coating becomes brown, cracked lips of the patient from severe dehydration.

The body temperature of the patient may be very different: from high to low, characteristic pronounced dehydration.

When a sudden abdominal pain only help the patient should only call an ambulance.

Galina Romanenko

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