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Can Dehydration Cause Stroke
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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