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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the 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

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What can cause dehydration?

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

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Help please! could dehydration cause dizzyness?

Yes: Very known. As severe dehydration can cause low BP as well as several electrolyte disturbances like increase sodium. ...Read more

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Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Not likely: Most probable explanation is dry mouth secondary to decreased saliva. This can make the person desperate for water, however it is not typically associated with true dehydration. ...Read more

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Are male utis caused by dehydration?

Are male utis caused by dehydration?

No: Utis are caused by bacteri gaining entry into the urinary tract and multiplying. Symptoms of UTI and UTI itself may be worse if subject is dehydrated. Dehydration, by and large, should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can caffeine pills cause dehydration?

Can caffeine pills cause dehydration?

Caffeine: Drinking caffeinated beverages / caffeine pills can cause mild diuresis but caffeine in moderation does not cause dehydration. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

Not really: It even raises the hemoglobin and hematocrit only a few percent. The most common cause of thrombocytosis is iron deficiency; no one knows why. Very high counts should prompt a workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Maybe : Dehydration may decrease your salivary flow, which is a natural protector of oral tissue. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause you to feel nauseous?

Can dehydration cause you to feel nauseous?

Yes: It can. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, stomach aches nausea, weakness, if getting hydrated resolves it then that is the answer. If not, consult with your doc if it is ongoing and a problem for you. ...Read more

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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