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Why Do Infants Become Dehydrated Very Quickly
Blood flow, chemical: Exercise moves blood out of organs & into muscles, sometimes so much so that the organ doesn't work as well. This is why you shouldn't eat a lot before exercise. Hard exercise also releases a lot of chemicals in your body and dehydrates you. Best way around this is to stay hydrated & not work harder than you are trained for at the moment. Always warm up & add intensity gradually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some people eat more than they should but stay thin even when they are not quite active&why r they always hungry?
The answer to: that question has been a MYSTERY FOR-EVER and it will continue puzzle people since there is NO ANSWER except to say that METABOLIC RATES differ and are affected by MANY factors (In healthy and unhealthy people) Some people just have higher rates....what else can I say? ...Read more
Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more
Thirsty: There are too many reasons for a child to be extremely thirsty and your child's doctor needs to pursue this well with history, physical exam, and labs. There may be a medical problem and/or an emotional problem. This is the right time to find out. ...Read more
Apparently...: ...They seem to be born with fewer cells, including fat cells, and while growing at a similar rate, do not achieve the same size milestones at the same time. ...Read more
Infection: Infants and toddlers usually get fevers due to their bodies response to an infection (usually viral or bacterial). Substances are secreted by your body when fighting an infection that changes the thermostat in your brain (hypothalamus) to increase the temperature of the body. The fever is helpful for the body to fight infection. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do bulimic people feel ill the day after they vomit, like most people would, or do they become immune to it after a while?
Carts and horses: Vomiting doesn't make you feel ill all by itself. The reason most people feel ill when they vomit is because they're sick and they vomit as a result. Because a bulimic isn't sick, it's likely that they don't feel sick in the sense your suggesting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?
Think got heat rash because dehydrated? Dry mouth? Reason why always feel dehydrated? Do psych meds create dehydration long after leaving body
Yes: These drugs can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can cause serious dental problems, your teeth are much more at risk for decay. So drink water to hydrated, avoid sodas and juice, too much sugar and acid, chew xylitol or sugar free gums. Biotene dry mouth products are great. If you use mouthwash you need one without alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thirsty for alcohol: Social drinking may occur because people are "thirsty, " but alcoholics drink for the alcohol, not for any sense of thirst in the usual sense. Alcohol dulls underlying pain, anxiety and depression, which returns (with a vengeance) when the alcohol wears off, and requires even more alcohol to push it down again. It is also addicting, and people get shakes, anxiety, sweats when they dont have alcohol. ...Read more
Do diuretics have lasting effect? I would think they would cause someone to become thirsty, drink more, and regain the water weight almost immediately
Diuretic: A brilliant observation! it depends on the reason for prescription. In hypertension management the effectiveness is dependent on changes in cellular electromechanics rather than via a hydraulic action of water removal, which as you have observed would be rapidly restored due to thirst. In volume overloaded states removal of the water excess and does not stimulate thirst to a similar extent. ...Read more
It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). ...Read more
ABC: If baby is unconcious conduct quick evaluation: check the airway , check for breathing by looking at chest and abdominal wall movements and listenning with your ear to baby's nostrills and mouth and possibly feeling flow of the air on your ear/cheek also skin would turn pale or cyanotic if not breathing, and finaly check heart rate. Recomend to take basic life support training with such concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person be dehydrated even if they don't feel thirsty, not sure how much water I should drink, I don't get thirsty often?
Define "sick": The average newborn has more immunity/pound than its mother and is designed to last a lifetime. That said, as many as 10% of newborns may have a transient need for close observation and or treatment in the hospital nursery or an NICU.Many of the reasons for these extra needs are not identified until the mother is in labor or the baby runs into some issues in the 1st 24hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?
Thicker skin: Those with thinner skin below the eyes, tend to show dark circles easily, those with thicker skin , mask the blood vessels that lie underneath. ...Read more
Is it normal to be very thirsty so much so your throat hurts terribly when u swallow and with some water it gets better. ?
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