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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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I have acute kidney failure and dehydration . They only give me iv fluid . What do I do ?

I have acute kidney failure and dehydration . They only give me iv fluid . What do I do ?

Correct treatment.: That is the treatment for acute kidney failure due to dehydration. Talk to your doc in the hospital to explain what is going on and all your treatment options. Don't be afraid to ask questions, politely. It is also okay if you are feeling doubtful, to ask for a second opinion. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration?

How can I avoid dehydration?

Lots of Fluids : Drink lots of fluids especially clear liquids in small amounts frequently. Most doctors recommend 8-12 glasses (each glass is of about 8 ounces or 250 ml) per day. U may need more if u r very active with lots of exercise or running. Also if outside temperature is over 100F fluid requirement increases because of insensible losses. Water is the best fitness drink but you have so many choices. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration during marathon?

How can I avoid dehydration during marathon?

Training: You must hydrate days before the event. Then keep fluid intake consistent with conditions and with how you trained. You must train drinking fluids throughout your runs. You will find the right combination for your needs. If your urine is not clear or light transluscent then you are at least partially dehydrated. Much written about this -- do some research to help with this. Good luck, have fun. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dehydration or "behind in fluids"?

What kind of condition is dehydration or "behind in fluids"?

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 more

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How can migrant farmworkers avoid dehydration if they work in the sun all day?

How can migrant farmworkers avoid dehydration if they work in the sun all day?

Fluid, fluid, fluid: It is important to replace all the sweat that is lost being out in the heat/sun. Also to make sure that you are peeing regularly Should keep a bottle of pedialyte or oral rehydration fluid with you all day and drink all day long If you are thirsty then you are starting to be dehydrated ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid dehydration in drought?

Whether conditions..: ...Are drought or you are in the middle of a lake, the way to avoid dehydration is to drink lots of water, regularly. Drink clean water, not flavored or sweetened for best result. If you're exercising or outside when it's hot, drink more. ...Read more

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My son is 2 months and I was told to give him pedialyte for dehydration but don't know how many ounces to give him? Do I dilute it?

Here are some...: For a precise answer, this Q should be referred to a pediatrician or closely follow the recommendation and instruction from product label, and see how he may drink or respond if he is indeed dehydrated. To sort things out properly for possible dehydration and possible need for giving pedialyte, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Started on Wed., weak and drop in BP and HR on Thurs, drinking lots of fluids thinking dehydration. BP still 90's/60's, HR 65, weak,should I see a dr?

Low bp: Recommend checking BP seated 3 X after testing 5 min. Then stand and recheck after 1 and 2 min. Keep arm with BP HELD SO YOur FOREarm IS parallel with heart when ny stand i.e. Do not let arm hang down to side. Then step up and down on toes 10 times and recheck BP while standing. If you get dizzy at any stage of BP DROPS BY by 20 check with dr, ...Read more

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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read more

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Should one take electrolytes during preperation and on the day of colonoscopy to avoid dehydration?

Should one take electrolytes during preperation and on the day of colonoscopy to avoid dehydration?

Not necessarily...: In a healthy person without any electrolyte abnormalities prior to the colonoscopy preparation, which is usually only the day prior to the procedure, drinking adequate water should be enough to prevent dehydration and adding electrolytes is usually unnecessary... again assuming the pre-procedure electrolytes are normal. ...Read more

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Can fluid retetnion ,headache,in the morn. be because i sweat a lot at nite an actually be dehydration.

Can fluid retetnion ,headache,in the morn. be because i sweat a lot at nite  an actually be dehydration.

Not likely, but: Depends what you mean by fluid retention. If you are having swelling of your feet(edema) than it's very unlikely you are dehydrated. Don't try to diagnose yourself. You won't find the answers to your symptoms in this chat format. I suggest you see your physician who knows you best...or at least call him/her. ...Read more

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For colnscopy prep I am to take Nulytely that is a combntion of osmotic lexative & electrolyts.Should I take addtnl electrolytes to avoid dehydration

For colnscopy prep I am to take Nulytely that is a combntion of osmotic lexative & electrolyts.Should I take addtnl electrolytes to avoid dehydration

NO: These preparations USE the minerals IN THEM to affect the stool/bowel they do not take them from YOU! Follow the PREPARATION directions exactly and if any questions call the Colonoscopist ! Hope this is helpful! DrZ ...Read more

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Is there any way to avoid dehydration other than from drinking water?

Is there any way to avoid dehydration other than from drinking water?

Avoid losses: In addition to adequate volume intake of both water and salt, you also need to avoid losses so avoid places where one may sweat a lot, diarrhea, fever et cetera. ...Read more

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Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

No: Dehydration will lead to a change in laboratory values on blood tests but they are still accurate. Once the dehydration is treated, the other values will change accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I give my a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

Can I give my  a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

Yes. Add sugar: Your baby must be well enough to suck and swallow. Sugar water is highly recommended for infant dehydration. Starch requires digestion. Simple sugar is faster. A pinch of salt or baking soda is also helpful. You may place drops of sugar water on the tongue or under the tongue. Then help your baby suck from a bottle that you have made. If this seems ineffective, take your baby to a clinic ...Read more