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Unformatted text preview: NS 1150 Sept 16 th , 09 Lecture 8: Glucose- Diarrhea o Diarrhea and Dehydration Symptoms (adult) • Thirst, (we lose a lot of water and electrolyte) • Less frequent urination o Urine is dark since it gets concentrated • Dry skin • Fatigue (muscles require fluid which causes build up of lactic acid which needs the blood to filter it.) • Light-headedness: poor circulation to the brain Symptoms (children) • Dry mouth and tongue • No tears when crying (glands are sensitive to water) • No wet diapers for 3 hours or more • Sunken abdomen, eyes, or cheeks (kids have a lot of fluid in their face) • High fever • Listlessness or irritability • Skin that does not flatten when pinched and released Treatment • Replenish water and electrolytes (the salts: potassium and sodium). • To maintain electrolyte levels, consume o Broth or soups, which contain sodium o Fruit juices, soft fruits, or vegetables, which contain potassium. o For children, rehydration supplements Pedialyte, ceralyte, and infalyte.- Diverticula (part of colon; little pouches; pushed out membranes from colon; comes with age and time, eventually will happen; if pushed hard enough will open, and will be enormously painful or lethal) o Polyp (comes in; a nodule) : good probability that it changes into cancer, but...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '05