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can severe dehydration cause seizures

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Dehydration and low potassium (hypokalemia) can be caused by multiple things: medications, laxatives, diuretics, magnesium deficiency, excessive etho ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Kline
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See your doctor.: Abnormal fluid losses from your GI tract or urine can lead to this. Not sure if you have been having vomiting or diarrhea; if not, a careful review o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many things possible: Many things are possible in life. It's hard to guess about what happened to a person, on a free public forum. A consultation with a doctor who takes c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hsieh
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Kunrath
26 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Affects vital signs: When a person has severe dehydration usually she is dizzy, might have difficulty to be awake, have a high heart rate, low blood pressure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Possible: Depending on extent of dehydration and resulting chemical imbalance, a generalized seizure could develop, but other problems involving blood pressure, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Dehydration may effect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition bl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Death: Water is essential to health and life. Severe water depletion will lead to low pressure, kidney failure, and eventual death.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on the cause of dehydration. Some will cause ongoing fluid loss, so correction of dehyration will take longer . Others are more simple and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sara Gonzalez
13 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Severe dehydration can lead to hypovolemic shock, a problem which can lead to organ damage or death. Seek immediate medical attention in this case. In ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Accutane: Please be cautious with this drug, make sure you aren't pregnant or not planning pregnancy while taking it, even in small doses. This medicine has to ... Read More
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