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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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How to know if i need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

Go to ER: You should go to the ER for dehydration when you feel weak and dizzy when you stand up. Unless you are deprived of water, it is not all that common to get seriously dehydrated. However, if you do feel that way go to an ER and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If you vomit so much, when do you need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

If you vomit so much, when do you need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

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

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If i go to the hospital for severe dehydration from vomiting, what is the estimated length of time i would need IV fluids?

If i go to the hospital for severe dehydration from vomiting, what is the estimated length of time i would need IV fluids?

Depends: It depends how dehydrated you are. You might get couple liters off IV fluids and anti nausea medications. They will keep you typically until you are hydrated enough and you are able to keep down something orally without vomiting. ...Read more

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Heart rate goes up upon standing. Severely weak. Just got over dehydration in the hospital 3 days ago. Why am i still weak and dizzy? /my heart rate?

Dizzy: Given what you provided, you may still be somewhat 'dry'. Some of your meds can cause or make worse the dizzy symptoms of dehydration. Try aggressively increasing your fluid intake. Generally it takes several liters of fluid to decrease dizziness when you are dry. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What to expect of gastroparesis besides pain, constip, vomiting, dehydration, malnutrition? Also pleuritis? Home care sugg. Tired of hospitals.

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 more

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