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Can floaters get worse if dehydrated?

Can floaters get worse if dehydrated?

No: Floaters represent the natural aging process of the vitreous gel. Dehydration will have no impact on floaters. The sudden onset of new floaters or floaters accompanied by flashing lights like july 4 sparklers could signal the beginning of a retinal detachment and should be immediately evaluated by your eye md. ...Read more

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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot ...Read more


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Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if I get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if I get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Many possibilities: It could be from muscle strain, electrolyte imbalance esp low potassium, circulation problem (arterial or venous) etc.
Quit smoking if you do.
Check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80)
go see your dr for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Sure: It just gives you another thing to worry about. Being weak and dizzy causes lots of people to worry. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Foamy in urine, 2 months. Looks like has white stuff floating around. Not rapid pee. Doc says I don't get enough water. Is dehydration/kidney prob?

Foamy in urine, 2 months. Looks like has white stuff floating around. Not rapid pee. Doc says I don't get enough water. Is dehydration/kidney prob?

Drink more fluids: If your urinalysis was normal on repeat testing, you don't have signs of protein, blood, infection or stones, you have no pain on urination, and kidney tests were fine, then likely you have no need to worry. Your physician may want to get imaging of the upper urinary tract if they suspect an issue there. Do drink more fluids as your physician recommended and see if that helps. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get IV fluids during first tri pregnancy? I'm suffering from migraine, pain making me vomit and dehydration making my migraine worse. Ok iv

Is it ok to get IV fluids during first tri pregnancy? I'm suffering from migraine, pain making me vomit and dehydration making my migraine worse. Ok iv

Yes, with caution: Ordinary IV fluids, such as normal saline, are often used in pregnancy when patients become dehydrated. Make sure that your health care providers know you're pregnant, though, so they don't give you anything with the fluid that can cause problems. ...Read more

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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Migraine and the: Other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do baby's get dehydrated?

Why do baby's get dehydrated?

Small volume: Babies get dehydrated because simply they are so small. Fever causes evaporation, and babies are all surface area comparatively. Thus a moderate fever causes decent water loss. Couple that with vomiting and some diarrhea and a lot of fluid loss happens quickly. Babies cannot be reasoned with that they need to "just drink more", so all that water loss leads to irritability, not thirst. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get rid of floaters?

Is there a natural way to get rid of floaters?

No: Sunglasses can help to relieve their presence on sunny days or at the beach. ...Read more

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If she went to the hospital because she was extremely dehydrated how would she get treated?

If she went to the hospital because she was extremely dehydrated how would she get treated?

Dehydration: You would expect an intravenous of an electrolyte solution to rehydrate the patient. Bloodwork would also be obtained in order to determine the level of dehydration and if other medical issues were occurring. ...Read more

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What can cause me to get floaters in my eyes?

What can cause me to get floaters in my eyes?

Visualizing small: Opaque or translucent objects in your vision can be indicative of vitreous floaters. This is a consolidation of the vitreous gel, composed of water & protein, that has detached itself from the retinal inner lining and now is floating above the retina. One can see the shadow of the floater cast upon the retina. If you are experiencing a new floater please see your retina specialist. ...Read more

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What can have caused me to get floaters in my eyes?

What can have caused me to get floaters in my eyes?

Just natural age: Related changes that occur naturally in the vitreous humor of the eye can result in floaters. It is true that floaters are themselves harmless and cast shadows on the retina. It is also true that a person who develops new floaters should be examined for the presence of retinal tears and possibly even a detachment. These can occur in the eye as a result of the same process that caused the floater. ...Read more

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Can rubbing the eyes white area make floaters worse?

Can rubbing the eyes white area make floaters worse?

Alteration position: Rubbing the eyes may shift the position of pre-existing floaters a bit although they will reposition themselves in between. Unless the rubbing is so vigorous that you induce further floaters, this will not change the basic pattern you are experiencing. If you see many new floaters, or flashing lights or the vision changes, see your ophthalmologist without delay. ...Read more

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Can rubbing the eyes or bumping into things make floaters worse?

Yes: If you rub hard enough or bump into something hard enough then it could be possible but gentile rubbing should not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to never get used to your blind spot from floaters?

Is it possible to never get used to your blind spot from floaters?

Yes: Most people do adapt to floaters that are blocking the vision, often with the brain "filtering out" the floater so that it is only bothersome in certain situations. Unfortunately, the only sure treatment would be surgical removal of the vitreous gel that fills the back of the eye (and this is generally not recommended unless floaters are persistantly and extremely unusually troublesome). ...Read more

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Has anyone had vitrectomy recommended to get rid of floaters? How bad were they?

Has anyone had vitrectomy recommended to get rid of floaters? How bad were they?

Yes: I have a handful of patients who have had surgery (vitrectomy) for their floaters. Usually they have to be bad enough to affect activities of daily living. For example one patient had them so bad that if they floated in the way of her central vision she could not see on coming vehicles while driving. ...Read more

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Cannot see what is on the screen. Was bombarded with "floaters". How do I get rid of them?

Cannot see what is on the screen. Was bombarded with "floaters". How do I get rid of them?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. A burst of new floaters may be a warning sign for retinal detachment. Get a dilated retinal exam. Discuss treatment options with a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Sick saturday night and have felt dehydrated since. Possible to get food poisoning from tuna?

Sick saturday night and have felt dehydrated since. Possible to get food poisoning from tuna?

From anything: Any spoiled or contaminated food can cause food poisoning and some times it may be from what is put on it. Mayo and sour cream are just a couple of examples. ...Read more

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My dad is 81 they keep tellin him he is dehydrated besides what what else can he do to get re hydrated?

My dad is 81 they keep tellin him he is dehydrated besides what what else can he do to get re hydrated?

Fluids: In general the best advice would be to continue to drink fluids. It is still important to get basic labs to look at the body salts (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium). If the salts are out of portion, certain serious abnormalities can take place. Generally oral fluid hydration is adequate, but sometimes IV fluids are needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to absorb water when dehydrated? I'm type 1 diabetic and get dry when my sugar gets high.

How long does it take to absorb water when dehydrated? I'm type 1 diabetic and get dry when my sugar gets high.

Water is: Absorbed within minutes of ingestion. It depends upon how dehydrated you are to know how long it will take to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get hydrated once you drink enough water? And how much water should one drink if dehydrated?

How long does it take to get hydrated once you drink enough water? And how much water should one drink if dehydrated?

A few minutes: Water alone is not the best way to hydrate when dehydrated. A sports drink is actually better as the sugar and electrolytes in it promote hydration at the cellular level. If one is participating in sports such as running or cycling, its best to consume a high quality sports drink such can be found at hammer nutrition, but gatorade works fine. In terms of how much to drink, your body can usually regulate water intake very well. A general guideline is to consume about 500ml of a sports drink for 1 hour of cycling for example. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

Floaters: Most floaters are caused by small flecks of protein called Collagen. Some causes can be injury to eye, high sugar in blood, aura of migraine headaches, but in your age & with no other symptoms or worsening of vision, you most likely have none of the above. If symptoms develop, consult eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can acupunture treat floaters and get rid of them? I have contacted several acupunturists and they have said they could. Should I believe them?

Can acupunture treat floaters and get rid of them? I have contacted several acupunturists and they have said they could. Should I believe them?

Not really: One should not believe an acupuncturist who says he can get rid of floaters in the eye, but he may be able to help a patient ignore the floaters (if a patient stops seeing floaters, then the floaters that are there are essentially "gone"). However, it may be impossible to actually tell which acupuncturist, or psychologist, or other counselor would truly be able to do that. ...Read more

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I'm always dehydrated, every day. Does this mean if I'm sick my body won't vomit bc if it vomits it would make things worse so it just doesn't?

I'm always dehydrated, every day. Does this mean if I'm sick my body won't vomit bc if it vomits it would make things worse so it just doesn't?

Vomit is vomit.: Vomiting is a mechanism whereby your body attempts to rid itself of a toxin or other infectious or noxious agent. Whether you're subjectively dehydrated or not, you'll vomit if your body feels it needs to vomit. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches often for the last 3-4 weeks. General start around the same time of day and hard to get rid of. Not dehydrated. Thoughts?

I've been having headaches often for the last 3-4 weeks. General start around the same time of day and hard to get rid of. Not dehydrated. Thoughts?

Chronic daily HA's: Your headache pattern is getting out of control, and could be of many causes. You ought to see your doctor and get this pattern broken up. Could be migraine, tension headaches, or problems with sinuses, jaw, or dentition. ...Read more

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Why do I still get floaters 6mths after RD vitrectomy? Go long time without, then new one crosses sight &vanishes. No new retinal tears found so far

Why do I still get floaters 6mths after RD vitrectomy? Go long time without, then new one crosses sight &vanishes. No new retinal tears found so far

Floaters: Floaters may continue for years after RD with Vitrectomy which is very frustrating. The most important this is that there is not a new hole, tear or RD. Keep in contact with your eyeMD if the floaters worsen, new flashing lights, or you see a black curtain coming over your vision. ...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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Eye Floaters (Definition)

Are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more