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Unformatted text preview: • Acute or chronic • Infections, medications, tube feeding formulas, metabolic/ endocrine disorders, various disease processes Diarrhea Manifestations • Abdominal cramps • Distention • Anorexia • Thirst • Borborygmus • Tenesmus Complications • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances • Dehydration – Muscle weakness, numbness/ tingling, hypotension, drowsy, • Skin breakdown • Cardiac dysrhythmias Patient Learning Needs • When to seek help? • Rest • Diet and fluid intake • Avoid irritating foods/ drinks • Perianal skin care • Medications • Avoid milk, fat, whole grains, fresh fruit, and vegetables – Lactose intolerance...
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- Fall '13
- Gastroenterology, muscle weakness, Patient Learning Needs, perianal skin care, Intestinal and Rectal Disorders