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Delirium Causes

Medical researchers have not exactly pinpointed the exact cause of this medical condition. However, there are a number of underlying factors that can cause delirium. In most cases, it is believed that there are some people who are especially prone to delirium attacks such as frail and older people. Other factors may include sleep deprivation, stress, medication and acute stress such as in cases of blood loss, infection, heart attacks and dehydration.

Delirium Definition

The word "delirium" typically hints a state of feverish ecstasy that is believed to fuel some sort of artistic creation or some form of spiritual awakening, it can actually be clearly defined as a form of medical condition. Delirium is basically characterized a decline in attention, mental clarity and awareness that is often known to be triggered by a serious illness.

Delirium Symptoms and Signs

Signs and symptoms of delirium usually come and go all throughout the day, and often intensify over time. Symptoms include mental confusion, constant shifting of attention, and inability to name objects, incoherent speeches, and hallucinations. In some cases it also comes with emotional outbursts such as fear and anxiety. Some patients also display disruptive vocalization and significant decrease in activity.

Delirium Treatment

The primary for of treatment for delirium is to address the triggering cause or factor. Other treatment include the prevention of complication by providing enough fluids and nutrition and protecting the airways.

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