Am I Dehydrated?

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, on June 24 I traveled by plane for 5 hours, maybe this was jet-lagged or something, the story was I had dinner, after that I vomited. after that I slept in the hotel for 3 nights using a blanket, without air conditioning, and without air windows, there I sweat a lot, to the point of changing clothes twice (every night). the next day I was limp, dizzy u0026amp; unwell. until 27 June I was still weak, dizzy, sometimes nauseous, u0026amp; unwell. Oh yes, I also had an appendectomy on June 6. is this dehydration? because today I rarely get skinned, from usual u0026amp; defecating is rather difficult, and urination is also yellow. please answer, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Oni,

Thank you for asking

Dehydration is a condition in which fluid intake that enters the body is unable to compensate for the fluid lost from the body. In adults, this condition more often occurs due to hot environmental conditions, high physical activity, and lack of drinking. In addition, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive sweat production can also lead to dehydration. Dehydration is more commonly characterized by excessive thirst, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, weakness, fatigue, decreased urination frequency, less urine, concentrated, and also has a stronger smell.

If your vomiting and sweat production are very massive, and are not matched by adequate drinking intake, it is possible that the complaints you are currently experiencing indicate dehydration. However, if vomiting only occurs occasionally, and you are still able to drink as usual, it is necessary to think about other possible causes of your complaints, for example:

Infections, such as:

Typhoid fever
Urinary tract infection
Dengue fever

Dyspepsia (increased stomach acid)
Drug side effects
Recovery after illness, post surgery
Somatoform disorders, and so on

Given that complaints have been around for quite a while, we suggest that you don't let them drag on. Check with your doctor directly so that the right treatment can be done immediately. If deemed necessary, your doctor may direct you to undergo blood tests, ultrasound, or other supporting tests. If it is true that you are showing symptoms of dehydration, the doctor can provide fluid replacement therapy (infusion) if needed.

At this point, what you should do is:

Drink more water 2 to 3 liters per day
Limit activities that are too tiring first
Exercise 1 to 2 days
Calm your mind, stay away from stress
Eat more regularly
Eat a nutritionally balanced diet
Don't hold back urination

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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