Can Blood Get Rid Of Dehydration?

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Excuse me doctor, I want to know if blood really can eliminate dehydration? I have not and have never seen anyone collect blood, it’s just that I sometimes like to encounter this incident in fictional stories, specifically stories about medieval warfare, where military forces are losing logistics and supplies, forced to drink urine or blood from their war horses to eliminate dehydration, because it’s a fictional story, will in real life also apply?

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Dehydration is a condition where the body uses or loses more fluid than its intake. This fluid is an important function to maintain bodily functions. If you lack fluids, then you can feel thirsty, rarely urinate, weak, easily tired, dizzy, and experiencing mental confusion. Dehydration often occurs associated with excessive diarrhea or vomiting, fever, sweating or excessive urination. If not handled properly, dehydration can cause disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract, convulsions, to shock (shock) which can be deadly.


In general, dehydration is treated by replacing lost body fluids and electrolytes. Not only by drinking a lot or taking ORS, heavier dehydration often also requires the sufferer to get fluid therapy parenterally (infusion). In addition, the cause of dehydration must be dealt with thoroughly, so that the condition does not recur.


Drinking blood in the medical realm is classified as a psychiatric disorder, more commonly known as vampirism or Renfield's syndrome. This action is not recommended, because it can trigger digestive disorders, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and so on. Not only that, even normal human blood is rich in iron which, if consumed in excess can cause hemochromatosis. Furthermore, hemochromatosis can cause an increased risk of heart, liver and diabetes problems. Unhygienic blood consumption can also make you experience an infection.


Blood contains water in it, so thirst may be overcome when you consume blood. However, the loss of thirst will only be temporary and can appear again considering the blood also contains a variety of other compositions. Referring to this, and weighing the risk of possible dangers, blood consumption is strongly recommended to be avoided.


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