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How Long After Severe Dehydration Can I Die
What does high Blood Albumin indicate? What would you think of a 5.8 blood albumin? Severe dehydration? Long-term consequences for weeks at this #?
Likely dehydration: There are few pathological conditions that result in high serum albumin, except dehydration. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear, colorless and odorless, i.e., watery before repeating the test. If you had injection of contrast medium before the test, that may result in a spurious high reading of albumin. ...Read more
Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more
If someone had a bout of severe dehydration that did not get treated medically in october 2102, is it too late now to reverse the consquences?
Can't say. : Not sure what consequences you refer to. Electrolyte disorders and kidney injury can be reversible, but your doctor would need blood tests to figure this out. Other consequences such as a stroke or heart attack may not be entirely reversible. Best if the patient be seen by a physician to answer your question completely. Best of luck. ...Read more
Will there be serious organ damage if medical help cannot be accessed for hypovolemia due to severe dehydration?
Possibly: Severe dehydration can lead to hypovolemic shock, a problem which can lead to organ damage or death. Seek immediate medical attention in this case. In most cases severe dehydration can be avoided by using oral rehydration solution, such as pedialyte. However, if you are worried you or your child may be seriously dehydrated, don't delay. That is a medical emergency. ...Read more
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