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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is 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?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...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 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 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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What is the best way to reduce dehydration?

Adequate fluids: But, need to understand the common reason for dehydration is not lack of fluid intake. Long gone are the days when people are lost in the desert. In the era of the big gulp and a/c, water pills are the common cause when associated with vomiting or diarrhea. Hold water pills if have fluid loss or lost a/c in summer.Fluid overload is much more than dehydration.Don't overdrink if kidney diseaseor chf. ...Read more

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What are the effects of dehydration?

What are the effects of dehydration?

Manny: Depending on the degree of dehydration effects can be multiple. Fatigue, dizziness, low energy, passing out, loss of urine output are among them. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having dehydration?

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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