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My mother is 71 and home from the hospital. She is weak. She was hospitalized for dehydration. Is it normal to remain weak for a few days or more?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Yes

Everyone loses strength when they are in bed for several days.
There is probably a home health care agency affiliated with your hospital. Contact them and see if your mother qualifies for some home health aids or physical therapy assistance to help with her rehabilitation. I am certain the case managers at the hospital can help you. It may take a few weeks to regain strength.

In brief: Yes

Everyone loses strength when they are in bed for several days.
There is probably a home health care agency affiliated with your hospital. Contact them and see if your mother qualifies for some home health aids or physical therapy assistance to help with her rehabilitation. I am certain the case managers at the hospital can help you. It may take a few weeks to regain strength.
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