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Can dysphagia lead dehydration?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If one has enough difficulty in swallowing, then one may not drink enough fluids to stay hydrated.
This dehydration needs to be treated immediately and then the underlying disorder must also be found and treated.

In brief: Yes

If one has enough difficulty in swallowing, then one may not drink enough fluids to stay hydrated.
This dehydration needs to be treated immediately and then the underlying disorder must also be found and treated.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, only if........

If it is enough to decrease oral intake making input less than obligatory output ( sweat and urine).
Usually the minimum losses are about 600-1000 ml i.e. 20-35 ounces. The warmer the weather, the more the loss is. If, for whatever reason, you intake is consistently less than losses, you will become dehydrated. This could decrease kidney function.

In brief: Yes, only if........

If it is enough to decrease oral intake making input less than obligatory output ( sweat and urine).
Usually the minimum losses are about 600-1000 ml i.e. 20-35 ounces. The warmer the weather, the more the loss is. If, for whatever reason, you intake is consistently less than losses, you will become dehydrated. This could decrease kidney function.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Thank
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