A 44-year-old member asked:
will taking lasix (furosemide) lead to dehydration?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
That could occur.: Lasix (furosemide) side effects may include: V'ed blood pressure w standing, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, abdominal cramping, poor appetite, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, ^ thirst, ^ urination, muscle cramps, weakness, sun sensitivity, fever, dehydration, rapid weight loss, hyperglycemia or hyperuricemia (gout). It may be ototoxic. Low blood levels of potassium, sodium,calcium,
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What is lost from the body when a person takes a diuretic for weight reduction?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Water: A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat. It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How can you prevent heat stroke and dehydration during the summer?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Stay hydrated: Take in plenty of fluids, cover the head and get out of the heat before problems occur.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What are permanent treatment options for lumbar disc diseases, like disc dehydration, bulging, and tear?
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Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Sorry!: At this time, nothing will reverse these processes. Some of this is genetic and some is aging. Your best approach is to stay active, exercise regularly, get your rest, avoid unhealthy habits (smoking, over-eating).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
I sometimes feel dehydrated only on my left side of the body, especially the left side of the face feels dry. Why does this happen?
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Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Driving?: If you are more dry on one side of your face, there is most likely a simple explanation. This can happen if you drive a lot and the window is open, or the heating is pointed at that side of your face. Maybe there is something at work that dries you out more on that side. Take your time and figure it out ... The answer will most likely be staring you right on the left side of your face :)!
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 33-year-old female asked:
I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result ?
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Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends : Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count.
5.7k viewsReviewed May 01, 2019
Last updated Dec 6, 2020
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