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Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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What are the complications of dehydration?

What are the complications of dehydration?

Lower blood pressure: Dehydration lowers blood pressure which can give symptoms of weakness, dizziness and passing out. You may feel thirsty and disoriented.
Initially, kidney respond by lowering urine output but it can lead to kidney failure if not corrected. ...Read more

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How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...Read more

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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Shouldn't be: This was a hard one! People with suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy are at a slightly higher risk of getting tapeworm infections, which are uncommon in the U.S. Tapeworms come from eating undercooked beef or pork. If you already have tapeworms, you need medicine to get rid of them, and that will work just the same whether you are on chemotherapy or not. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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Are people with organ transplants at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with organ transplants at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: They are at higher risk for any type of infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungal or parasitic. ...Read more

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32 year old diabetic brother (no complications so far) seems like having bloody urine today, he has no pain, what could this be? (He s not dehydrated)

32 year old diabetic brother (no complications so far) seems like having bloody urine today, he has no pain, what could this be? (He s not dehydrated)

Here are some...: Indeed, many causes for having blood in urine, either microscopic or under naked eyes. To better unveil the myth and confusion behind many concerns of blood in urine, please review the article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doctor so to gain more benefit of healthcare. ...Read more

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Would extended/accumulated moderate dehydration be tx'd the same as more severe short term sxs?

Would extended/accumulated moderate dehydration be tx'd the same as more severe short term sxs?

Depends: It depends upon the cause of the chronic dehydration and what your electrolyte abnormalities are, if any. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration?

Symptoms of dehydration?

Many: There are several symptoms to look out for and depends on the severity of dehydration. Thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dark urine, and muscle cramps may suggest mild dehydration. Worsening hydration status may be associated with dry, warm skin, little or no urination, delirium, syncope or low blood pressure. You should seek immediate medical attention if dehydration worsens. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration?

Symptoms of dehydration?

Dehydration: Headache, lightheadedness, thirst, dry wrinkled skin, dry lips, decreased urine output, constipation. ...Read more

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What would cause 90% dehydration?

What would cause 90% dehydration?

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 exceed 10-15%. 90% dehydration is how you describe beef jerky. ...Read more

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How is dehydration treated at home?

How is dehydration treated at home?

See below: If the patient is not vomiting, and if able to tolerate oral liquids, any solution like soup, or electrolyte containing liquids can be given. ...Read more

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What factors increase dehydration?

What factors increase dehydration?

Lack of water: The risk of dehydration goes up with exposure to hot and dry conditions which enhance perspiration to keep the body cool. This leads to water loss. Exercise does the same thing. Any set of circumstances with sweat increases the risk of dehydration. The general rule is that if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! So supply your children with free access to water. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dehydration?

What are the symptoms of dehydration?

Dehydration: Dehydration can manifest as thirst, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, decrease in urine production, dark or foul smelling urine, nausea, vomiting, and even loss of consciousness. Severe cases of dehydration can present with low blood pressure requiring emergency care and even hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die by dehydration?

Dehydration death: Yes, it is possible to die of dehydration. That is what happens to people who are denied water, or fluids, for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dehydration?

The symptoms of Dehydration include:: Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood pressure, Fatigue, Black stool, Bowel obstruction, Burns, Chest pain, Confusion, Decreased urination, Diarrhea, Increased thirst, Low blood pressure on standing, Muscle cramps, Increased urination, Poor feeding, Rapid heart beat, Vertigo, Vomiting, Vomiting blood, Sunken eyes, Unintentional weight loss, Legs cramping. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dehydration?

What are the symptoms of dehydration?

Dehydration: In adults dehydration symptoms can include: thirst, dry skin & mucus membranes, decreased urination, fatigue, feeling light-headed or dizzy, increased heart rate, more rapid breathing & confusion. For more information check out: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/symptoms-causes/dxc-20261072 ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of dehydration?

What are the first symptoms of dehydration?

Thirst: The symptom (a patient reported feeling) that most people notice is thirst, other common symptoms are weakness, and dizzyness, especially after standing. Signs (a measured finding) of dehydration are tachycardia, low blood pressure and a drop in blood pressure upon standing. There are many physical exam and lab findings that accompany these. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having dehydration?

Depends on cause: Dehydration (a misnomer) can be caused by many conditions, including diseases, medications, and environmental factors. It is usually a loss of salt and water from the body. Mild to moderate depletion is usually easily corrected and may not require medical attention, while severe, recurrent, or persistent dehydration needs medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My son has dehydration. Should I be concerned?

Context important: Dehydration isn't good, but the context of your question determines how concerned you need to be: son's age?, level of activity?, medical impairments (concurrent heart or kidney disease)?, hospitalized/institutionalized/independent living?, ability to self-rehydrate or need iv?, preventable factors?, other problems (fever, vomiting, pain)?, ongoing medications (is he on diuretics, diet pills)? ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the stages of dehydration?

See below: No definite divisions, many causes, vomiting diarrhoe, sweating, commonly
mild dehydration, can be countered by oral rehydration if possible, does not cause much disturbance in blood pressure, pulse is higher, and you feel thirsty

severe dehydration, where blood pressure is low, sometimes very low, a shock like state, may require intravenous fluids for correction. ...Read more

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What are the chances of death from dehydration in desert?

Substantial: The odds are very high in the absence of adequate fluid replacement, due to fluid loss and heat stroke. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs of dehydration?

Need expert help here. What are the signs of dehydration?

Dehydration signs: Signs of dehydration (d) are less urination, dark urine and thirst. Symptoms of d are weakness and fatigue, among others. ...Read more

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What's dehydration and overdehydration? How are they treated?

Plenty of fluids: Dehydration occurs when someone does not drink enough fluids to keep up with the body losses and or needs. For exemple, as we breathe, urinate and pass stools, we are loosing liquids. Our body is smart and stimulate thirst, so we drink. Sometimes sickness overcomes our abilities, exemple if someone has severe diarrhea and vomiting and cannot drink enough. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dehydration?

Dehydration: You can only prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids, being in shape and avoiding extremely hot temperatures. If you feel light headed or that your body has become extremely hot, get inside, drink plenty of fluids and either get into a cold shower or bath. ...Read more

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Can dysphagia lead dehydration?

Can dysphagia lead dehydration?

Yes: If one has enough difficulty in swallowing, then one may not drink enough fluids to stay hydrated. This dehydration needs to be treated immediately and then the underlying disorder must also be found and treated. ...Read more

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How do you prevent dehydration?

Drink water: Drink plenty of liquids, more if you are sweating excessively or it is hot outside. ...Read more