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What's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?

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 more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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How to reduce blood urea and creatinine in patients with limited fluid intake and diuretics?

How to reduce blood urea and creatinine in patients with limited fluid intake and diuretics?

Depends: If it is irreversible chronic kidney disease you cannot. If it is reversible then you can decrease diuretic dose and increase fluids- this should be done with the help of a doctor otherwise you will become fluid overloaded. ...Read more

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What causes decreased thirst/fluid intake?

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

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Will increasing fluid intake help increase gestational sac size? Is there anything else i can do to help?

Sorry, no: Drinking fluid will not help, I am sorry. The gestational sac grows as the amniotic cavity fills with fluid, and then expands to squeeze out the chorionic cavity. This is determined by the pregnancy, not the mom. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I limit my fluid intake before delivery?

Should I limit my fluid intake before delivery?

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 more

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Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Hydration: Is very important during any acute event your body is experiencing, this would include an acute infection. Also if you have a fever, you need to make sure that you stay well-hydrated as perspiration causes fluid loss. ...Read more

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How much fluid intake does the average 3 year old need per day?

How much fluid intake does the average 3 year old need per day?

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

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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?

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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How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

As long as needed: If the only reason u have frequency is drinking too much then the change will need to be permanent. If its while u are making other changes- stopping caffeine and water pills, bladder training kegels then u may be able to resume fluids at 80-100 ounces per day. ...Read more

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