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Can Dehydration Cause Stroke
Stay hydrated: Take in plenty of fluids, cover the head and get out of the heat before problems occur. ...Read more
Going on camp in central Australia in September, I'm scared of heat stroke, I always feel dizzy in the hot weather and I'm always dehydrated?
More water: You need to make an active effort to increase your water intake. Dehydration is preventable. A good tip is keeping a large water bottle with you at all times and making sure that you finish it every day, even multiple times. When you feel symptoms, check to make sure you are on target for water drinking, and rest until symptoms improve. ...Read more
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 fail. Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid. If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry. Either produces dehydration. ...Read more
It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more
Head aches: The blood flow that normally is sent to your brain may be decreased as it is also being used to supply the vital organs as you become dehydrated. When the brain does not get it required nutrients through an adequate, well hydrated host, it will suffer and tell you by causing a head ache at times. Stay well hydrated, eat well, feel well, best wishes. ...Read more
Insensitive loses: The humidity of your exhaled air approaches 100%, which is why it frosts in the cold or you can fog up a mirror. This expelled humidity will eventually deplete your body fluids if they are nor replaced. It is considered an insensitive loss, as you don't recognise it as you would urine losses. ...Read more
Possibly: Invokana causes your kidneys to put out more sugar in the urine. This is used to improve high blood sugars in diabetics. With more sugar in the urine, your body makes more urine. If you don't drink more fluids, there is the possibility that you could become dehydrated. Therefore, you should drink more fluids (without sugar) while on the drug. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the age, if the patient has an underlying disease and also the weather. Small babies can become dehydrated and die in a day. Older children and healthy teenagers, if they do not or drink anything can last for a couple of days (can last as much as 7days). Same thing as healthy young adults. Senior patients and patients with liver or kidney disease might last less than that. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Talking a long time leads the dryness of oral mucosa, in turn, leading to water drinking to moist the mouth but would not enough to cause systemic dehydration. Hard to speak may reflect the tiredness of mental status, which may result from drug use or some inherent disorders of CNS. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely so to define its cause for timely care. ...Read more
Dehydration?: Exercise, per se, does not cause dehydration (d). D occurs when one either does not drink enough fluid or when one loses too much fluid. If you exercise in the sun for 2 hours on a hot day, you should be prepared to drink enough fluid to avoid d. If you don't you may get dehydrated. Most athletes practice for several hours in the sun and avoid dehydration by adequate fluid intake. Good luck. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Dehydration could cause dry skin and lack of sweat, which could make the skin feel hot, but it should not cause a true fever (38 C or 100.4 F). It is usually the other way around, an illness (which could produce fever) can cause people to become dehydrated due a person not feeling well, not having appetite and not eating and drinking. ...Read more
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