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Dehydration (Overview)

Dehydration is a condition in which a person has lost enough of the water in his body to cause serious complications such as poor circulation, overall weakness, rapid heart rate, chemical imbalances, etc


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What is the definition or description of: dehydration?

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What is the definition or description of: dehydration?

Dehydration: In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Overview)

Dehydration is a condition in which a person has lost enough of the water in his body to cause serious complications such as poor circulation, overall weakness, rapid heart rate, chemical imbalances, etc


Dr. Jason Adler
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How does dehydration in a child look like?

Dr. Jason Adler
Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care
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Dehydration: Some features may vary with age, because some children can voice what they are feeling and others cannot. Symptoms also vary with severity of dehydration. Basic symptoms of dehydration include thirst, decreased urine production, dark or strong smelling urine, fatigue, weakness, cramps, headache or lightheadedness, to name some. If concerned about this, discuss with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Tip)

Treating the Stomach Flu

Bowel rest and dehydration is the key. ...See more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

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What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

No but it can cause: Diarrhea is not a symptom of dehydration but if left untrated can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Torrente
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Symptoms of dehydration?

Dr. Jason Torrente
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Many: There are several symptoms to look out for and depends on the severity of dehydration. Thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dark urine, and muscle cramps may suggest mild dehydration. Worsening hydration status may be associated with dry, warm skin, little or no urination, delirium, syncope or low blood pressure. You should seek immediate medical attention if dehydration worsens. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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What are the signs dehydration?

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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See below: Low bp, weak, dry mouth and skin, dizziness on standing up. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Adler
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Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Dr. Jason Adler
Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care
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Yes: Sometimes patients may have more than one problem. If those symptoms did not resolve completely with rehydration, then medical care should be sought immediately. Even if they did resolve, follow up with a primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately shes been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

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Is GERD  a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately shes been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

Maybe,maybe not: We generally describe gerd as the return of stomach contents into the esophagus to the degree that heartburn, fussiness or weight loss develops. Since a dry burp has the same mechanics, it is not much of a stretch to say all kids have some reflux, but only some of them symptoms. It can be transient as part of a gut virus, or longer term.I find mild disease common but significant disease rare. ...Read more

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Diagnostic diagnosis of isotonic dehydration? Is this condition seen anywhere in the bloodwork? Obv sodium levels look normal so its not shownthere

Dr. James Ferguson
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Simple diagnosis: If a person has dropped their body weight by x number of pounds in a short interval, (hours, days) it is water weight or dehydration.Blood work that shown a normal ion balance confirms that dehydration as isotonic.High sodium (or glucose) levels would mean hypertonic, while low sodium levels would correlate with hypotonic. ...Read more

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