Delirium is a disorder of the mental status of a person. Delirium usually starts suddenly and has a changing course of symptoms. It is often triggered by a specific cause and requires immediate medical treatment. It is possible to cure delirium if the trigger is identified and treated.
Delirium is a disorder of the mental status. It often occurs quickly, has a fluctuating course of symptoms and has specific causes. Delirium can make people feel confused about other people, time and location. It makes people unable to pay attention or think clearly. Furthermore, it can lead to impaired consciousness and, in severe cases, a comatose state.
There are various causes of delirium. They include abuse or misuse of medications, infections, severe pain, being isolated for a long period, malnutrition, high fever, damage to the brain, impaired metabolism and electrolyte balance, postoperatively, drugs, hypoxia or cardiac disease. A common delirium is alcohol withdrawal delirium. Delirium often occurs within a short time frame and may last for quite a while. The most common sign of delirium is confusion. People with delirium cannot recognize the people around them; lose sense of time and location. It may also lead to changes of behavior, emotional confusion, loss of focus and furthermore the sudden loss of consciousness.
Treatment for delirium depends on the type of trigger. Patient may need to stay at the hospital for a complete work-up and treatment of the underlying cause. Delirium is curable and reversible as long as an early diagnosis and treatment are put in to place. In some cases it may be a life-threatening emergency and may be fatal.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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