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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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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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Will dehydration put you in the hospital overnight?

Will dehydration put you in the hospital overnight?

Depends: Many people with minor degrees of dehydration can be re-hydrated as an outpatient. This include those who are alert enough & capable of taking fluids by mouth. If/when lab values reveal relative stable metabolic balance, this would be reasonable. If the patient has significant metabolic imbalance or impaired ability to take fluids, hospital based care may be needed. ...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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If she went to the hospital because she was extremely dehydrated how would she get treated?

If she went to the hospital because she was extremely dehydrated how would she get treated?

Dehydration: You would expect an intravenous of an electrolyte solution to rehydrate the patient. Bloodwork would also be obtained in order to determine the level of dehydration and if other medical issues were occurring. ...Read more

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I had a stomach bug yesterday. .. And I ended up having to go in to the hospital cuz I was really dehydrated now I took anti diariah is it normal to?

I had a stomach bug yesterday. .. And I ended up having to go in to the hospital cuz I was really dehydrated now I took anti diariah is it normal to?

Gastroenteritis: Stomach viruses often go through phases with different sets of symptoms. Yesterday you may have been vomiting and today have diarrhea. Tomorrow you might have some constipation or the whole thing might be gone and you start to feel normal again.
It's good that you went to the hospital for IV fluids. Dehydration is no joke. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I often get severely dehydrated and feel dizzy/faint but I haven't died or fainted or been hospital, how do I survive so well? I even exercise in heat

I often get severely dehydrated and feel dizzy/faint but I haven't died or fainted or been hospital, how do I survive so well? I even exercise in heat

Survival of Fittest: You have survived on luck or perhaps a contributing factor of genetics. But Hey! Take care of yourself and don't push it to the limits like this! Heatstroke is a real phenomena which can take your life! Listen to your body! Drink lots of water and remember this... Dizziness and faintness while exercising in the heat is a first sign of heat exhaustion, so sit down, cool down drink water! ...Read more

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Please help my nan is in hospital she refuses to eat and drink and talking weird things she is dehydrated do be honest is she dying?

Please help my nan is in hospital she refuses to eat and drink and talking weird things she is dehydrated do be honest is she dying?

Delirium?: Many older people experience something called delirium when they are in the hospital. They can get very confused and come in and out of consciousness. It does not mean that she is dying. Usually once the underlying condition or conditions that put the patient in the hospital are treated, the delirium will clear. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more

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My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.

Outcome may be ok: Transplanted kidneys are particularly vulnerable to injury from dehydration and acute infection, which is the situation you have described. The best chance of a good outcome is definitive management in a hospital (which is being done), intravenous fluids, frequent measurement of the immunosuppressant drug levels, and treatment of any infection. Recovery of baseline kidney function often occurs. ...Read more

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What happens if someone comes to the hospital dehydrated w/ bad vomiting from food poisoning & antiemetics don't work to stop it? What do they do then?

What happens if someone comes to the hospital dehydrated w/ bad vomiting from food poisoning & antiemetics don't work to stop it? What do they do then?

Vomiting.: Typically they’d start with an examination supported by blood testing and a CT scan to confirm the mechanism of illness and potentially entertain other diagnoses. They’d likely administer IV fluids and IV antiemetic if appropriate based on their potential diagnoses. They’d then to from there to try to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Having watery diarhhea/vomiting /pain before and during period. Got dehydrated and went to hospital. Periods getting worse. Could it be endometriosis?

Having watery diarhhea/vomiting /pain before and during period. Got dehydrated and went to hospital. Periods getting worse. Could it be endometriosis?

Period pain: There are many causes of painful periods, but endometriosis is a common one - and it can be accompanied by changes in bowel movements, painful urination, pain with sex, and excessive bleeding with periods. Talk with your gynecologist about your diagnosis and the best ways to manage your symptoms. ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant. Had palpitations+sweating over 6 hrs. Came to hospital. Ecg normal. Possibly dehydrated but heartrate 110-119bpm. Can it harm my bub?

26 wks pregnant. Had palpitations+sweating over 6 hrs. Came to hospital. Ecg normal. Possibly dehydrated but heartrate 110-119bpm. Can it harm my bub?

Orthostasis: Pregnancy - hydrate, hydrate, hydrate....Agreed, dehydration is most likely the culprit. The treatment is hydration and meds for vomiting if present. That should be the cause of your fast heart rate. Which is not as detrimental to the baby as much as the dehydration. ...Read more

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Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?

Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?

Complicated question: Wow, that is a tremendously complicated question for a brief text reply!! I would need to review the full history and studies performed so far to even begin to venture an answer. If you care to obtain copies of all studies to date, hospital records etc you can write to me and upload the records into your chart. This would best be done by an IN BOX Text consultation: http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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Went to hospital for dehydation sat, now having panic/anxiety attacks every evening, . Feel faint, . Disoriented...Sweaty palms. Arms feel heavy from forearms to finger tips...No pain anywhere...Very scary...Head feels funny can't focus. All I recieved a

Went to hospital for dehydation sat, now having panic/anxiety attacks every evening, . Feel faint, . Disoriented...Sweaty palms. Arms feel heavy from forearms to finger tips...No pain anywhere...Very scary...Head feels funny can't focus. All I recieved a

I: I am not sure what the actual question is here. Have you talked to your regular doctor since your were evaluated in the emergency room? If not, I recommend that you do. Your doctor can follow up with the symptoms that continue to arise. He or she can determine if you need any further medical testing.
I can not diagnose you, but the symptoms you are experiencing can happen during a panic attack, such as feeling really nervous or anxious; feeling frightened; shaking; sweating, feeling faint as well as your head feeling funny. Pounding or rapid heartbeat and chest pain or tightness can be accompanied by difficulty breathing or rapid breathing. People can experience numbness or tingling in their fingers. You may feel very odd, like you are outside of yourself or the world around you might seem unreal. The average panic attack usually lasts ten minutes or less.
The problem that can occur once you start getting panic attacks is that you start focusing on the fear of getting another one. You might start to avoid people, places or things that you think triggered a panic attack. Please see your doctor to determine if any further medical evaluation is warranted. Your doctor may suggest that you see a psychologist or a psychiatrist, so that you can get help to nip your symptoms in the bud early on. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to help with my sodium, potassium count to keep from getting dehydrated? What is the count suppose to be? I was in hospital 2 weeks ago for these problems, I am still weak unable to get back on my feet and do normal things. I went to my

What can be done to help with my sodium, potassium count to keep from getting dehydrated? What is the count suppose to be? I was in hospital 2 weeks ago for these problems, I am still weak unable to get back on my feet and do normal things. I went to my

Try: Try to find out why you had these problems. Did a medicine cause it or was it related to vomiting, diarrhea? Get a copy of your lab tests to review with your doctor. It shows your levels and the normals. If your levels are normal now and you still have symptoms something else may be causing those symptoms other than the sodium and potassium. Ask your doctor for answers.
I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Hey I was in the hospital on sunday for muscle inflammation and severe dehydration, now im having stomach pains, throwing up and everytime I use the bathroom it's black and loose. Can u please help me?

Hey I was in the hospital on sunday for muscle inflammation and severe dehydration, now im having stomach pains, throwing up and everytime I use the bathroom it's black and loose. Can u please help me?

Get to ER NOW!: Call an ambulance or have a friend drive you to the nearest ER. Black stools suggest upper gastrointestinal
bleeding. Your condition sounds serious and delay in getting help could be fatal. Don't waste another minute on the internet. Time is of the essence! ...Read more

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Hospital 4 dehydration. Since, nausea, gas, bloating, floating stools, .5 white.5 brown stools, pain in back under right ribs, prone2 bruise, tired. What isit?

Hospital 4 dehydration. Since, nausea, gas, bloating, floating stools, .5 white.5 brown stools, pain in back under right ribs, prone2 bruise, tired. What isit?

Gastroenterologist: Your may have gluten sensitivity or intolerance. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order the appropriate tests and treatment including dietary instructions. ...Read more

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2weeks prior dehydration in hospital. Now nausea, fatigue, pain in back under right rib cage, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, floating stools. AnyAnswer?

2weeks prior dehydration in hospital. Now nausea, fatigue, pain in back under right rib cage, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, floating stools. AnyAnswer?

Be seen again: You may have to be seen again to determine cause. Unfortunately, sometimes people can even pick up new things in the hospital while they are being treated such as pseudomembranous colitis which can produce symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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When do I need to go to hospital w/ rectal pain?

When do I need to go to hospital w/ rectal pain?

When you think: Basically, you should have rectal pain evaluated by a primary care doctor. They shoul help you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. If you are having uncontrolled bleed ing or are in overwhelming pain you should go to the hospital. ...Read more