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Dr. Austina Cho
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Rehydration (Overview)

1. The restoration of fluid to a dehydrated substance. 2. The replenishment of bodily fluids.


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What is the definition or description of: rehydration?

See below: 1. The restoration of fluid to a dehydrated substance. 2. The replenishment of bodily fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
11 doctors shared insights

Rehydration (Overview)

1. The restoration of fluid to a dehydrated substance. 2. The replenishment of bodily fluids.


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What is oral rehydration fluid?

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What is oral rehydration fluid?

Well balanced drink: Diarrheal stool contains signicant amount of salt, approximately 1/3 of blood level. Any child with diarrhea loses salt as well as water, resulting in shrinkage of circulating blood volume, namely dehydration. The fluid formulated to prevent or to correct dehydration by ingestion is called oral rehydration solution, which contain adequate amount of salt and glucose. Pedialyte is one of ors. ...Read more

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What are oral rehydration salts?

What are oral rehydration salts?

Oral rehydration sal: Oral rehydration salts are simple formula to to counter water loss in conditions as gastroenteritis, heat exhaustion, cholera etc. There are several variations. A simple home made one table spoon ful of salt with two table spoonfuls of sugar. Mix in 500 cc of water. ...Read more

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What are oral rehydration tablets?

What are oral rehydration tablets?

Yes it helps: Oral hydration salts especially in summer do help to replenish your electrolytes. Water also is needed. ...Read more

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Is there any drink that is best for rehydration?

Is there any drink that is best for rehydration?

Water: Typically water is your best bet. Drinks that provide a balance of some of the chemicals that you can lose through sweating or urination (such as some sport drinks) may do a better job of replacing not only the water but also lost minerals. Just avoid drinks containing too much sugar or salt as this can worsen the dehydration. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in drinking rehydration salts every day?

Is there any danger in drinking rehydration salts every day?

Can be...: In general, it's not good for that much sodium and potassium intake. Can lead to things like high blood pressure, etc. However, if you have healthy kidneys, so metabolic disorders and also insure you get plenty of water as well, the salts are not likely going to do any immediate damage. The clue to your body's intake is "in moderation" - for everything! ...Read more

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How can alcohol and caffiene hurt the body for rehydration?

How can alcohol and caffiene hurt the body for rehydration?

Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol poisoning symptoms include: confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute), irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths), blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness ("passing out"), and can't be roused. A person who is unconscious or can't be roused is at risk of dying. ...Read more

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Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion ?

Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion ?

Normal saline: In most cases for rehydration there is no evidence that any fluid therapy is superior to normal saline, so because it is inexpensive, most of the time it would be the cboice. ...Read more