A 68-year-old woman was rescued from a near-fatal condition with increased Creatinine levels due to diarrhea and vomiting
Hyderabad: Doctors at Century Hospital, a leading multi-specialty healthcare provider in the city today stated that patients who are diabetic must stay cautious when they are suffering from diarrhea and vomiting; and must constantly keep a watch on the Creatinine levels in the body. These symptoms linked to intestinal infection could cause severe harm to individuals who have fluctuating body sugar levels.
A 68-year-old woman (Mrs. Manorama), resident of Patancheruvu area was rushed to Century Hospital on January 27th, with a history of diarrhea and vomiting for the two preceding days. She was a patient of hypertension and diabetes for the past many years. Though the patient did not have a history of chronic kidney ailment or any heart-related problems, her serum creatinine levels shot up to 6.8 mg per deciliter, a drastic rise from the normal levels of 1.0 mg per deciliter or lower.
Commenting on the complication and treatment administered, Dr. D Arun Kumar, Consultant Nephrologist; Dr. Shraddha Sanghani & Dr. Parveen Sultana, both Consultants of Internal Medicine at Century Hospital who form the team of doctors that treated the patient said, “In addition to rising in Serum Creatinine levels, we notice the patient’s urine output too had gone down substantially and there is acidosis (excessive acid condition) in the blood. Post counseling the patient and her family members, she was put on hemodialysis. An integrated approach of fluid management, the perfect dosage of antibiotics, correction of electrolyte disturbances, and renal replacement therapy were performed for a couple of days to pull the patient out of imminent danger.”
Creatinine levels normalized to 1.0 mg per deciliter
“After four days of intensive treatment, the patient’s condition started improving and her Creatinine levels normalized to 1.0 mg per deciliter. The patient is doing fine now and is getting discharged today after a week of hospitalization. In view of this case, we would like to suggest that every diabetic patient must not neglect when suffering from diarrhea and vomiting, because these symptoms could lead to severe complications, especially among the elderly people,” added the team of doctors.
People with Covid-19 may experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of appetite. These symptoms might occur alone or with other flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing. If an individual is tested positive for Covid-19, he/she must self-isolate to avoid transmitting the virus to other people. But if the individual is a diabetic, then getting Serum Creatinine levels checked is important to avoid any complications.
About Century Hospital
Century Hospital is a purpose-built 220 bedded modern super specialty hospital in the heart of Hyderabad. It is the only hospital to be built as per NABH and Fire Safety guidelines. Century Hospital team includes medical professionals, nurses, allied health professionals such as pharmacists and physiotherapists, social workers, volunteer services, support staff, and palliative care specialists.