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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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my dehydration until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my dehydration until I can see a doctor?

Yes: I agree with dr fialkow. Important to determine and fix cause of dehydration. Oral hydration is as effective and safer than IV if you can keep fluids down. ...Read more

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Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

See below: Not likely by themselves, look if there are diuretics such as Furosemide included in your other medications, or combined hydrochlorothiazide combined with your medications. ...Read more

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Why is my body trembling I'm 35 yrs old I'm healthy I don't drink smoke or do drugs could dehydration make you tremble or lack of vitamin? What is it

Why is my body trembling I'm 35 yrs old I'm healthy I don't drink smoke or do drugs could dehydration make you tremble or lack of vitamin? What is it

Consider these: Some patients have tremors in older family members and may inherit "familial essential tremors". Hyperthyroidism could cause this, and some medications cause tremors. Unlikely, that dehydration can cause, but some b vitamin deficiencies could do this, and sometimes, other central nervous problems exist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Possible: Both Prozac (fluoxetine) and Trazodone can cause decreased libido as side effects. You are taking two antidepressants. Not clear why this is necessary. Suggest you discuss with prescribing doctor to review these meds and consider lower dose (s). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Day 4 heart skipping and palpitation stress test came back good and im not dehydrated what could be wrong? No alcohol, caffeine or drugs. On monitor

Day 4 heart skipping and palpitation stress test came back good and im not dehydrated what could be wrong? No alcohol, caffeine or drugs. On monitor

Hard to say: You say you're on a monitor. I am assuming the results are not back yet. If the skip beats and palpitations occur while you are on the monitor then a record is made and your cardiologist should be able to get a better idea of what is going on. Many have ways for you to mark when you have symptoms, too. An electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) should be able to help. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry that my daughter could be dehydrated and shoul I seek treatment? 14 yr old has been throwing up for 2 days. We've tried nausea relief medicine and cola syrup. She had diarrhea yesterday and the immodium seem to help that. She hasn't

Do I need to worry that my daughter could be dehydrated and shoul I seek treatment? 14 yr old has been throwing up for 2 days. We've tried nausea relief medicine and cola syrup. She had diarrhea yesterday and the immodium seem to help that. She hasn't

Hello.: Hello. If she feels dizzy or lightheaded when going from lying to sitting or sitting to standing this is a possible sign of dehydration. Also consider taking her pulse rate when going from lying to sitting to standing. If it increases by 20 or more she is likely to be significantly dehydrated. Make sure she doesn't change her position rapidly. Additionally if her lips are dry that is not good. If she hasn't been able to keep up with the fluid losses from diarrhea and vomiting then she might need to go to an acute care clinic or an emergency room for intravenous hydration. ...Read more

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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

Dehydration: Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration?

Symptoms of dehydration?

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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Symptoms of dehydration?

Dehydration: Headache, lightheadedness, thirst, dry wrinkled skin, dry lips, decreased urine output, constipation. ...Read more

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What can cause dehydration?

Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to fail.Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid. If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry. Either produces dehydration. ...Read more

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Can dehydration stop growth?

Can dehydration stop growth?

Odd question: The body has the ability to tolerate environments with poor access to water by changing the way their kidneys deal with water excretion. Over days and weeks this will come into some balance. If so, the effect on life is likely to trump any effect on growth. In those states where lake off food accompanies lack of fluids, lack of calories stop growth before low level of fluids. ...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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What are signs of dehydration?

See below: Feeling weak, lightheaded, fatigue, thirsty, dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are the signs dehydration?

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

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What would cause 90% dehydration?

What would cause 90% dehydration?

Wouldn't happen: No living thing would have this degree of dehydration. Most will begin to have significant system failure when the dehydration percentage begins to exceed 10-15%. 90% dehydration is how you describe beef jerky. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause shaky vision?

Can dehydration cause shaky vision?

DEHYDRATION: Yes it can cause shaky vision, weakness, syncope, inability to think, etc. ...Read more

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How is dehydration treated at home?

How is dehydration treated at home?

See below: If the patient is not vomiting, and if able to tolerate oral liquids, any solution like soup, or electrolyte containing liquids can be given. ...Read more

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What factors increase dehydration?

What factors increase dehydration?

Lack of water: The risk of dehydration goes up with exposure to hot and dry conditions which enhance perspiration to keep the body cool. This leads to water loss. Exercise does the same thing. Any set of circumstances with sweat increases the risk of dehydration. The general rule is that if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! So supply your children with free access to water. ...Read more

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Which are the signs of dehydration?

Which are the signs of dehydration?

Thirst most common: Depending on the degree of dehydration, the first signs are generally feeling thirsty. If dehydration progresses, then signs of dizziness and abdominal cramping can occur. Severe dehydration can cause shock which would call arms and legs to get cool and look blue in color
Urination stops during moderate and severe dehydration and mouth becomes dry and the body cannot make tears ...Read more

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How can dehydration affect illness?

How can dehydration affect illness?

Hydration: Adequate hydration (especially during an illness) would result in a urine output of 2000"+" mls/ day. If an individual cannot maintain adequate oral hydration while infirmed, then he/she should consider hospitalization for parenteral ("iv") fluid replenishment. ...Read more

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What are the effects of dehydration?

Manny: Depending on the degree of dehydration effects can be multiple. Fatigue, dizziness, low energy, passing out, loss of urine output are among them. ...Read more

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What are the smptoms of dehydration?

Weakness: Dehydration in medical terminology means volume depletion. This is usually characterized by low blood pressure, weakness, possible passing out. The urine output will be decreased, and dark in in color. The patient may have altered mental status and delirium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dehydration?

What are the symptoms of dehydration?

Dehydration: Dehydration can manifest as thirst, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, decrease in urine production, dark or foul smelling urine, nausea, vomiting, and even loss of consciousness. Severe cases of dehydration can present with low blood pressure requiring emergency care and even hospitalization. ...Read more

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How is dehydration generally treated?

Dehydration: Mild dehydration would be treated by just having the individual drink fluids. Moderate to severe dehydration would be treated with IV fluids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die by dehydration?

Dehydration death: Yes, it is possible to die of dehydration. That is what happens to people who are denied water, or fluids, for an extended period of time. ...Read more