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Why Do Dialysis Patients Need To Watch Their Fluid Intake
What's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?
Individualize: For 'late stage' of any disease that might be approaching end-stage i advise letting your loved one (or patient with dementia) guide how much they need based on thirst (i.e. Offer fluids on demand but and don't force). By letting them guide you it maximizes their comfort towards the end of their life. For sudden declines be evaluated by a doctor for easily reversible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
None: Diuretics account for NO fluid intake. They induce urinary output only. ...Read more
A Couple of Things: Thirst is controlled by a center in the brainstem. That center is sensitive (exquisitely so) to the concentration of sodium in the blood. So, from that, you can gather the two simple answers. If the sodium level is too low for any reason, it would require more than usual dehydration to raise it to the level triggering thirst. If the center is less responsive (old age) the thirst signal is weaker. ...Read more
Will increasing fluid intake help increase gestational sac size? Is there anything else i can do to help?
No: Good hydration is important throughout and before pregnancy. A healthy person manages fluid intake by controlling fluid output through the kidneys. Though there are conditions that can interfere with this, most people can do with a wide range of fluid inputs. Dehydration, in general, is bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid intake : A 3 year old should be taking in 40-50 ounces of fluid daily. The vast majority of this should be as water. About 12-16 ounces should be as milk. Needs go up with exercise, hot weather or increased losses such as when child has diarrhea. Try to stay away from soda, sugary fluids such as kool-aid or juices, and energy drinks in that age group are absolute NO. ...Read more
I heard that if we take lot of fluid intake we are actually making our kidney oveework...Is.This true? How much litres of fluid should we take?
Takes a lot: Your question is fun. Healthy kidneys are capable of managing large swings in fluid intake to keep you balanced. If you eat a healthy diet, have normal kidney function, and are purposefully forcing yourself to hold urine....(drinking/peeing contest) then you can drink many liters a day if you really wanted too. 2-3liters should prevent kidney stones but not overwhelm you if your currently helathy. ...Read more
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