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Back from the hospital for dehydration and I'm on a clear diet. What should I eat?

Back from the hospital for dehydration and I'm on a clear diet. What should I eat?

Clear liquid diet: A clear liquid diet is one where the liquids you ingest are transparent, such as apple juice, beef or chicken broth and tea among others. The doctors in the hospita who took care of you there should have provided you with a list of these liquids and when you can advance your diet to solid food. Good luck.

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What can my diet consist of after being released from the hospital for appendicitis?

What can my diet consist of after being released from the hospital for appendicitis?

Usually diet: Is limited only by your ability to take in the food. But avoid heavy or spicy meals and stick to easy to digest foods. Your surgeon must have given you instructions, so follow them.

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I'm in the hospital with a pancreatitis flare up. Brought in by ems this morning. I'm on regular diet, no IV fluids and being discharged tomorrow so I'm on oral meds. Threw them up. Can't keep anything down. Feel I'm being mistreated. Drwontlistenhelp?

I'm in the hospital with a pancreatitis flare up. Brought in by ems this morning. I'm on regular diet, no IV fluids and being discharged tomorrow so I'm on oral meds. Threw them up. Can't keep anything down. Feel I'm being mistreated. Drwontlistenhelp?

Get 2nd opinion: You should ask for another opinion. The most serious immediate issue is dehydration and if you can't tolerate oral hydration, your doctor should provide IV fluid or something to stop the vomting.

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My mom is diabetic under control by diet and pills. Just tested her blood sugar over 300. Should she go to the hospital?

My mom is diabetic under control by diet and pills. Just tested her blood sugar over 300. Should she go to the hospital?

If pills only, yes: Unless she has a regular Insulin sliding scale to use to bring down climbing sugars, then yes. Sounds as though she should have tighter diabetic control and may need Insulin in addition to meds.

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I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

Normal or Healthy?: Very different issues. Normal = common; many common behaviors = quite unhealthy: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Humans are water based creatures (generally >50 to <62% water), yet to much/too little unhealthy & can become fatal. Water retention from pancreatitis not likely unless lots of damaged pancreas tissue. Pancreatitis typically from? Triglycerides & LFHC foods http://goo. Gl/H7mItd; Avoid for LCHF.

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How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet

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What are the most common reasons that psychiatric patients are admitted to the psychiatric hospital?

Several: Probably the phrase 'danger to self or others' describes the most common reasons--suicidal behavior, threats to harm others, in people with varying diagnoses.

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A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

Hepatitis: No it's not common. There are several causes of hepatitis, and infectious hepatitis in the hospital environment can be due to many different strains, including a, b, c, ebv, cmv, and others. There are vaccines against a and b but not against c. Hep a is acquired through infected food so it is unlikely in the hospital, hep b and c through blood and sexual contact and needle sticks.

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Why are staphylococcal infections common among hospital patients?

Why are staphylococcal infections common among hospital patients?

Equally common but..: Staph is not necessarily more common in hospitals. It is one of the most common causes of bacterial infection, in or out of hospitals. But it can be more severe in hospitals because some patients are at inreased risk of serious complications. Also more likely to be antibiotic resistant. Finally, staph is easily passed between patients, sometimes unwittingly by doctors and nurses.

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If a routine ua was performed in the hospital would they be able to see if you had chlymidia have no signs or symptoms neither does partner

If a routine ua was performed in the hospital would they be able to see if you had chlymidia have no signs or symptoms neither does partner

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, no. There is a special test for chlymidia, commonly done with gonorrhea that is different than a routine ua. Chlymidia is commonly asymptomatic in men, and can sometimes cause irritation on a woman's cervix.

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How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

Emergency department: See it often enough to not be surprised...One department I know sees such events every couple months.

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Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Infiltrated IV: Yes, this can happen. If an IV becomes dislodged from a vein and fluid runs in, it builds up in the tissue and causes the swelling. As long as it is just IV fluid, it typically is not a problem. Many medications however if they are injected into the subcutaneous space can cause skin problems.

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Is staph infections common with hip surgeries iwent into the hospital with no infections in September came out with with three ten dr. Marvin Royster?

Is staph infections common with hip surgeries iwent into the hospital with no infections in September came out with with three ten dr. Marvin Royster?

Staph aureus: Anytime you undergo a procedure which disrupts the skin or mucous membranes you are at risk of having this organism introduced into your body from the surface of your skin or other areas and can become infected. This is a predictable complication of any surgery and would be very surprised if you were not told of this risk before your hip surgery.