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What causes dehydration

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Many: Need to call ur oncologist. The causes would range from dehydration to anemia to brain metastasis. This needs one to one assessment from a physician.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
If they lose more: It is a balance between intake and output. If you lose more than 6 cups per day via heavy sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, or diuresis (lots of urination... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Just is: The viscosity is what his fluids make, and sometimes hydration can help but there is no rx for it.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Call OB: Anyone with a heart rate of 177 should be seen urgently by a physician. A pregnant patient with a heart rate of 177 should already be at the doctor's... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wouldn't happen: No living thing would have this degree of dehydration. Most will begin to have significant system failure when the dehydration percentage begins to ex... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many things: Dehydration and low potassium (hypokalemia) can be caused by multiple things: medications, laxatives, diuretics, magnesium deficiency, excessive etho... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Dehydration: Other causes of dehydration include inadequate fluid intake, excessive sweating, increased urinary output secondary to some medication effects or kidn... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Lightheadedness: Could this symptom be related to and be a variant of your positional vertigo? Apparently it's not your POTS causing it. We're you lightheaded performi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Hypercalcemia: Accompany her to see her Family Doc and Endocrinologist who can make sure she's evaluated & treated appropriately. You may need to set up means to... Read More

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