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Handling Dehydration Condition
Less fluid: Dehydration occurs when less fluid than necessary for the body are ingested and/or fluids are lost faster than a person can replace them. Examples include when a person has severe nausea and vomiting and is losing fluid via vomiting and cannot drink enough to replace these fluids due to nausea. Sometimes, fluids need to be replaced intravenously in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnostic diagnosis of isotonic dehydration? Is this condition seen anywhere in the bloodwork? Obv sodium levels look normal so its not shownthere
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
If I drink a lot of water or gorteraid I still feel dehydration and I don't know what to do my BP been running low can my condition effect this?
What condition?: If you are suffering extreme thirst, definitely check your blood sugar to rule out diabetes. A visit to your physician is in order. We certainly need more details about your past history of syncope to give more advice here. But in general, a low blood pressure and history of syncope would not cause extreme thirst! ...Read more
Dry scalp? Shampoos and conditioners don't help, even dry after salon visit? Possible cause: dehydration?
Doubt it!: I'm assuming your dry scalp is manifesting as dandruff. This is usually not due to any dehydration but is due to excess oil (sebum) production. You will need to use special medicated shampoo to control and avoid saturated or trans fats which can worsen things. Some people use tea tree oil which can help. It doesn't hurt to stay hydrated but that alone is unlikely to fix everything. ...Read more
Yes: Patients (mostly children) often die in third world countries from diarrheal diseases, not because of the infection but because of the dehydration caused by the diarrhea and poor access to clean drinking water. Without proper hydration, the organs shut down especially the kidneys and brain. With electrolyte abnormalities, it is possible to have abnormal heart rhythms which can lead to death. ...Read more
With a colostomy bag from Crohn's disease can dehydration cause green watery output? Should i be worried?
Opposite: Diarrhea is not a sign of dehydration. If you have been on antibiotics you may need to get the stool tested for bacteria that can cause diarrhea . Or if you have part of your colon removed then diarrhea in the beginning is normal and should improve. If your ostomy is from small bowel then the only stool is liquid so that is normal. ...Read more
It is a vasospasm...: Raynaud's disease causes low blood flow in periphery, e.g. Fingers, due to spasm in small peripheral arteries like in hands and feet. Accordingly, discoloration, tingling, numbness, and even pain develop. Due to the already decreased circulating blood volume in dehydration, a raynaud's condition could conceivably appear worse. ...Read more
Absolutely: Dehydration is a leading cause of abnormal lab work in an elderly patient. Dehydration can cause an elevation in a person's BUN and creatinine. These two lab values can determine if a person had renal failure. If the cause of the renal failure is truly dehydration, it can be easily corrected with drinking lot of water and re-testing. ...Read more
How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.
Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more
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