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Done Open heart surgery, type 2 diabetes, on dialysis, quite. Reason for not responding normally?

My 80 year old male cousin had open heart surgery two weeks ago. He has type 2 diabetes and is on dialysis. He seems to have lost his will and does not walk or eat much. Normally he is quite chatty but now is very quite. I haven't seen him personally as I live in another city and am unable to speak with his doctors or nurses. What are some of the reasons he wouldn't be responding normally? Thank you any questions for his family to ask the doctors would be appreciated.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Hello, thanks for posting.
Diabetes, besides the heart has also damaged the reins and the brain. The damage of the reins has caused an insufficiency of their work. In this case, nitrogen levels, an element that is found in human blood, increase, which causes this lethargy. The reins insufficiency also causes anemia and a decrease of the proteins in the body. It is important that his family asks the doctors the level of azotemia, the level of creatinemia, the number of the red blood cells, hemoglobin and the level of the blood protein. Wish your cousin a quick recovery!
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