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Hospitalized for dehydration. Weight gain. Are these related?

Thank you for providing this kind of stuff. Anyway my concern is that two weeks ago I was hospitalized for dehydration and treated with dextrose and some medications where most of it through IV. The first complication rant struck me was tonsillitis. Now I'm good but I'm wondering after hospitalization I gained enough weight. I have exercised like jog for 30mins almost everyday, I eat moderately and most of it are fibrous as Iam a veggie devourer.. So my question is that... Is my weight gain related with my dehydration? If so what could be the est remedy. Please note that after having been declared dehydration I drink lots of water sometimes more than the required and I urinate well my urine is clear. Please shed light. thanks much
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dextrose is a form of glucose (sugar). Dextrose in water is injected into a vein through an IV to replace lost fluids and provide carbohydrates to the body. Dextrose is used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), insulin shock, or dehydration (fluid loss). Weight gain has never reported with the use of Dextrose. Neither any complication like Tonsillitis.
There could be some other reason for your weight gain. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. So its a good habit to drink plenty of water.

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Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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