A 32-year-old male asked:
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ive lost 4-5 pounds in a few days from the stomach flu. is this normal? i was 158 and now i am at 153.4. i am eating again and drinking gatorade.

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Mild dehydration: You seem to be recovering from so called stomach virus. Taking enough balanced fluid such as gatorade is all you need to do.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018

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