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When To Go To Hospital Dehydration
When a person goes to the hospital for dehydration, how do the nurses/ doctors determine how much fluids to give them in their iv?
Depends on: The amount of fluid to be infused IV depends upon the degree of dehyration. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
When lightheaded: Prolonged vomiting can lead to severe dehydration, which is typically manifested by severe fatigue and lightheadedness when getting standing. If you develop these symptoms and you still cannot keep fluids down, you probably need to the hospital for intraveous fluids and other therapy to treat the vomiting. High grade fevers should also prompt early vists to the er. ...Read more
If i go to the hospital for severe dehydration from vomiting, what is the estimated length of time i would need IV fluids?
My mother is 71 and home from the hospital. She is weak. She was hospitalized for dehydration. Is it normal to remain weak for a few days or more?
Yes: Everyone loses strength when they are in bed for several days. There is probably a home health care agency affiliated with your hospital. Contact them and see if your mother qualifies for some home health aids or physical therapy assistance to help with her rehabilitation. I am certain the case managers at the hospital can help you. It may take a few weeks to regain strength. ...Read more
What to expect of gastroparesis besides pain, constip, vomiting, dehydration, malnutrition? Also pleuritis? Home care sugg. Tired of hospitals.
Gastroparesis: First of all why do you have gastroparesis at this age ? Are you a diabetic? If so get sugar control, there are medicines you can try. Eat small frequent meals , keep food diary some type of food stays longer in the stomach. If have not seen a gastroenterologist. Get a GI consult ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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