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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences excessive loss of body water, which disrupts ...Read more


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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause water retention?

Can dehydration cause water retention?

Generally not: If by dehydration you mean volume depletion then water retention would occur only if you had a very severe dehydration that caused severe muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Does respiratory alkalosis cause hyponatremia?

Does respiratory alkalosis cause hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia: Many pulmonary illnesses may cause a low sodium level, via induction of inappropriate SIADH. But respiratory alkalosis, by itself, should not lower the sodium level below the normal range. Often, people with respiratory alkalosis may have a lower serum chloride level, to balance for additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

K and alkalosis acid: Blood K is sensitive to blood pH.( hydrogen ion concentration). When H gets too high (acidosis) it moves into cells to protect from death from too much acid.. As H+ moves into cells a + ion must move out. This is usually K+. Thus hyperK. When H+ gets too low (alkalosis) in blood H+ moves from cell to blood to prevent death from low H+.. As H+ moves out of cell K+ moves in. Thus blood K goes down. ...Read more

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Can low potassium levels cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can low potassium levels cause orthostatic hypotension?

It's possible.: Low potassium can cause the heart to have various rhythm changes. It's possible that those changes can result in ortho static hypotension. You should atleast get an ECG. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Dehydration effects: Dehydration can certainly cause the symptoms in your question. It depends on how severely dehydrated the person was whether or not the person will have those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can dehydration lead to metabolic acidosis?

Can dehydration lead to metabolic acidosis?

It usually does: The contraction of the fluid volume caused by dehydration routinely leads to a metabolic acidosis as the metabolism begins to shift to more fat breakdown & those byproducts add to the acidity of the blood.Fluid expansion through oral or IV re-hydration can correct this quickly by exposing the blood to buffer compounds in the tissues. ...Read more

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How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Insulin and fluid: Insulin and saline are administered intravenously and other medications added depending on the clinical findings and lab tests. ...Read more

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Can malnutrition cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can malnutrition cause orthostatic hypotension?

Yes: Protien and Albumin levels are markers of nutrition . If these are low pts are diagnosed with protien calorie malnutrition.Prtiens help hold the fliuds in the blood vessesls. When these are low the fliud escapes in to the tissues and cause orthostatic symtoms.Even tho the pt may be swollen the intra-vascular volume is low and water pills mays make things worse. ...Read more

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Is dehydration linked to kidney high creatinine?

Is dehydration linked to kidney high creatinine?

It can be. : Any situation that causes excessive loss of body fluids (vomiting, diarrhea, severe bleeding, fevers, heat exposure, certain medications, etc) can lead to reduction in the body's entire blood volume. When this happens, part of your body's natural response is to reduce blood flow to some of its organs including kidneys. This can lead to kidney injury which can be detected by a high creatinine. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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Dehydration trigger palpitations?

Dehydration trigger palpitations?

Yes: It's plausible. During states of dehydration the body ramps up the adrenaline levels somewhat which can trigger extra heartbeats from both the top and bottom chambers. ...Read more

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Can dehydration Cause POTS?Isn't POTS due to malfunctioning valves due to sustained elevated blood pressure in legs?Couldnt dehydration precipitate it

Not alone: Although dehydration can predispose you to orthostasis, which is a feature of POTS, that disease is present no matter what hydration status is present, so the two situations will appear to be the same thing, but are different on the whole ...Read more

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Dehydration + symptoms from inadequate fluid intake. Level of intake that resolves symptoms causes excessive urination, leading to dehydration. Ideas?

Dehydration: Please see your doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs. It is important to find out what is contained in a 24 hour urine collection as well as blood work. If there are problems they can be resolved. ...Read more

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Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Not likely: Most probable explanation is dry mouth secondary to decreased saliva. This can make the person desperate for water, however it is not typically associated with true dehydration. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause kidney failure?

Can dehydration cause kidney failure?

Absolutely!!!: Always stay well hydrated, especially during warm summer months... ...Read more

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Does drinking gatorade increased bun creatinine?

No: It's an alternative to soda pop that replenishes some of your electrolytes. If you're an athlete drinking this sports beverage, your BUN may be up from eating steak and your creatinine from putting on muscle. Labs mean nothing without a big picture. ...Read more