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can dehydration cause stroke

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Stay hydrated: Take in plenty of fluids, cover the head and get out of the heat before problems occur.
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Water: Pre-hydrate in hot weather before going outside. Maintain fluid and electrolyte intake while outside. Wear loose light colored clothe(to reflect the s ... Read More
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Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known a ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
12 years experience Family Medicine
More water: You need to make an active effort to increase your water intake. Dehydration is preventable. A good tip is keeping a large water bottle with you a ... Read More
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Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to f ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Proteinuria: Abnormal levels of protein in urine is caused by pathology of the glomerular apparatus of the kidney or by circulating amounts of abnormal proteins as ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
41 years experience Rheumatology
Not likely: Most probable explanation is dry mouth secondary to decreased saliva. This can make the person desperate for water, however it is not typically associ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney fa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not really: It even raises the hemoglobin and hematocrit only a few percent. The most common cause of thrombocytosis is iron deficiency; no one knows why. Very hi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine: Drinking caffeinated beverages / caffeine pills can cause mild diuresis but caffeine in moderation does not cause dehydration.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Yes: You can get crampy type pains from dehydration and also low potassium and low magnesium. Good fluid intake will cause this to resolve.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It can. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, stomach aches nausea, weakness, if getting hydrated resolves it then that is the answer. If not, con ... Read More
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