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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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What is the average fluid intake of a 27mo old male. 33lbs, 35in tall. How often should they urinate?

What is the average fluid intake of a 27mo old male. 33lbs, 35in tall. How often should they urinate?

About 2 liters: About two liters of water/day is sufficient, and some of it can be part of food. How often one urinates is not nearly as important as to see that the urine is not too concentrated, as indicated by dark color and smell. ...Read more

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What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

Pain on PD: This question is clearer - turbid fluid indicates infection. Infection will cause these symptoms. Call your doctor and PD nurse. ...Read more

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Does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

Does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

Yes: Beetroot juice is a type of vegetable juice. Occasional drinking of beetroot juice, other vegetable juices, or fruit juices is fine. Too much of any one kind of food or juice can cause problems. One should visit a primary care doctor before drinking too much of any one type of juice, just to be sure the ingredients (such as minerals, salts, sugars, etc...) won't end up harming the person. ...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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I am hardly urinating at all during the day and worried this could be serious? My diet is currently poor & fluid intake very low. Thanks.

I am hardly urinating at all during the day and worried this could be serious? My diet is currently poor & fluid intake very low. Thanks.

Here are some...: Low water intake naturally leads to low urine excretion. But why have you had poor intake, voluntary or involuntary? Just for these concerns alone, you should seek a timely evaluation to check out how your bladder works, how your kidney function is, and how your general health has been. All of these are something serious to be sorted out for correction; don't just wait out with a wishful thinking. ...Read more

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Fluid intake not decreased, urine output has. Usually urinate frequently & a lot, now a couple drops every few hrs. No symptoms. Be concerned?

Fluid intake not decreased, urine output has. Usually urinate frequently & a lot, now a couple drops every few hrs. No symptoms. Be concerned?

See a Dr.: You may be retaining urine in the bladder, You did not give an age, but prostate enlargement or inflammation of the prostate may cause these symptoms. Prostate enlargement is very common in men over 50. ...Read more

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24 hour urine over 3LT. I drink lots of fluids (probably over 3LT daily). Should I cut down on fluids? Is this normal urine output for fluid intake?

24 hour urine over 3LT. I drink lots of fluids (probably over 3LT daily). Should I cut down on fluids? Is this normal urine output for fluid intake?

More than needed: About two liters would be sufficient, unless you are engaged in activity than causes excessive sweating or are exposed to high ambient temperature. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256 ...Read more

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Increased frequency of urination, noting onset about a week ago, with no diet/lifestyle changes, and no other symptoms. Fluid intake has not changed.

Depends: Go to a doctor to get examined and get a simple urine test to rule out medical conditions that could be the reason of the increased frequency of urination. Conditions like diabete or infection or kidney stones or an electrolyte abnormality. ...Read more

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How much is considered normal urinary output in a 35 yearsold man, fluid intake of approx. 2, 5 l? I just urinate 400ml morning, 200ml afternoon, no more..

Highly variable...: Daily urinary output highly varies among individuals depending upon fluid intake, physical activity, age, weight, kidney function, and other medical diseases such as heart, liver, etc. On average, it's about 800-2000 cc or about 35-100 cc/hr. But in young age, nighttime urine is about 10-15 %of daily output; in older age, about 35-45%. Bottom line is renal function as reflected in blood test and.. ...Read more

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My husband doesn't need to urinate in the mornings regardless of how many hours slept. (slept nearly 15hrs one sat.) I don't think he drinks enough water, but does have a lot of fluid intake. 26yr old?

My husband doesn't need to urinate in the mornings regardless of how many hours slept. (slept nearly 15hrs one sat.) I don't think he drinks enough water, but does have a lot of fluid intake. 26yr old?

Bladder capacity!: When I was younger, it was over 2 qts. The lack of need to urinate may not be a reflection of fluid intake. Urine specific gravity and bun/creatinine ratios will define adequate of inadequate fluid intake! ...Read more

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What can cause excessive urination with minimal fluid intake?

What can cause excessive urination with minimal fluid intake?

Diabetes (2): Both mellitus and insipidus. Both are associated with hypernatremia. Have your chemistry checked to see if this is present. ...Read more

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