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Dehydration.....

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  • Posted By: cuelguy
  • December 10, 2008
  • 03:52 AM

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Hi, for the past 3 weeks i have been having unusual symptoms, they include:

-Dehydration at night and usually after I have sugar. I become very dizzy and usually need lots of water, sometimes I also get dehydrated during the day.

-Diarrhea, for the past 3 weeks I have had extreme diarrhea, the food I eat does not digest well.

-I also have lost about 16 pounds in the past 3 weeks.

-Loss of appetite.

Any ideas?

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  • Diarhoea leads to dehydration, so there you have cause and effect but why you have diarhoea I dont know but some water borne organisms can cause this long term particularily something like Cryptosporidium.The sugar problem mentioned will bring up lots of diabetes postings so get that checked out.best wishes
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 02:45 PM
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  • Diarhoea leads to dehydration, so there you have cause and effect but why you have diarhoea I dont know but some water borne organisms can cause this long term particularily something like Cryptosporidium.The sugar problem mentioned will bring up lots of diabetes postings so get that checked out.best wishes Hey have you figured out whats goin on with you. Ive had the same thing on and off for 3 years and I was only 21 when it started. Anyway Id love to here an update
    chevyy1212 19 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
    • 03:02 AM
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  • Okay, some clarification needs to be drawn here. Dehydration is a condition wherein excessive fluid loss from the body has occurred. While this can cause thirst and can result from diarrhea, you need to be specific about your symptoms. I presume that you mean you are excessively thirsty, especially after comsuming products with high sugar content and experience excessive thirst throughout the day on occasion. The one very critical symptom that has not been mentioned is whether you are experiencing excessive urination, which produces the cyclic events associated with type II diabetes. With diabetes onset, the body's cells become resistant to insulin and produces a state of nonketonic hyperglycemia. Loss of body mass is also a symptom of type II diabetes. When you say that you become dizzy, you need to distinguish whether you become light-headed and feel faint, or whether things start spinning around such as in actual vertigo. If you have been experiencing chronic diarrhea, then it's more likely that you feel dizzy as a consequence of possible dehydration, but again this is a condition verified by laboratory analysis and not simply a sensation of thirst. I tell you to be specific because you need to have your symptoms promptly evaluated by your doctor or clinic and you need to be very specific about the symptoms you are experiencing. The diarrhea can be caused by a multitude of factors but you need to realize that the consumption of products high in sugar, ie high fructose corn syrup or similar additives, will prolong and aggrevate the diarrhea. The internet is absolutely no place to go in search of a diagnosis. Again, you need to be promptly evaluated by your primary care doctor or the nearest clinic to determine the underlying cause. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
    • 01:17 PM
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