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Morning Sickness - Why Dextrose Therapy Should Not be Used?

Diploma In Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery, ATSM (Urogynaecology), MRCOG, DRCOG, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Morning Sickness - Why Dextrose Therapy Should Not be Used?

Although, morning sickness is a common phenomenon in pregnant women, severe symptoms along with loss of weight and electrolyte disturbance may indicate hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition cannot be prevented from occurring. However, you can use several steps to manage the condition, but if you are thinking of dextrose for treating hyperemesis gravidarum, you should avoid using the remedy.

Causes behind it

Hyperemesis gravidarum commonly occurs when there is a rise in your hormone levels during pregnancy. The affected hormone is hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin. It is produced during pregnancy from the placenta and in early pregnancy stages, it is produced at a rapid rate. This hormone triggers severe nausea.

The symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum are as follows:

  1. Intense nausea and vomiting
  2. Aversion towards food
  3. Loss of appetite and weight loss
  4. A reduced urge for urination
  5. Possible dehydration
  6. Headaches and confusion
  7. Extreme tiredness or fatigue that can cause fainting
  8. Jaundice
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Losing skin elasticity

Treatment
There are different modes of treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. Dextrose is one of the methods which should be abstained from unless the need is urgent.

  1. Intravenous fluids or IV is used for restoring the hydration of vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes.
  2. Tube feeding is another treatment method.
  3. Nasogastric treatment incorporates nutrient restoration through a tube, which goes into the stomach via your nose.
  4. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is also applied where a tube passing through the abdomen goes into the stomach.
  5. Several medications are used for treatment.

Dextrose and Hyperemesis gravidarum

Dextrose is a simple sugar made from corn. Chemically, it is identical to glucose or blood sugar. It is used for several medical purposes. It is dissolved in many solutions which are given intravenously, combined with other medicines. Solutions which contain dextrose should not be given to patients suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. This is because dextrose increases your body’s need for thiamine. Hence, the chances of precipitating Wernicke encephalopathy gets higher in women who already suffer from thiamine deficiency.

However, dextrose infusion can be used when the patient is very hypoglycemic and oral toleration becomes difficult. In such cases, the dextrose needs to be supplemented with thiamine. IV thiamine may be used before the dextrose infusion. Dextrose is a carbohydrate and solutions which contain dextrose  provide calories. They are often given in combination with fat and amino acids.

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BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
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My one and a half month old lab puppy is suffering from loose motions, is vomiting and not eating anything since yesterday. He is not vaccinated yet. Local vet has given dextrose saline and polybion injection. There is no improvement in his condition. Please help.

Dr. Deepak 92% (3988 ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
Kindly give Ipecac 30 six pills crushed and mix with 1 tsf of water to make a dose and give three times every hourly and then stop again after 3 hr give one more dose and give a follow-up thereafter.
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I have suffering from fever since 3 days ,i didn't take any food till now I am only taking milk and some biscuits daily ,idly, but when I take I can not digest it ,i had vomiting when I take any thing ,till now 9-10 times vomiting where happen ,I'm very sick, due to fever i'm become very sick, I can not eat anything, I have tested my BLOOD AND URINE and the result is -RBC count 3.8,monocyte-2%, eosinophilic-5%,platelet count-adequate on smear, BLOOD FOR WIDAL TEST-s.typhi"o" 1:320 Dilution, Typhi"h"-1: 160, OPINION:- widal is POSITIVE (+VE) URINE ANALYSIS REPORT:- PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL EXAM Albumin-trace MICROSCOPE examination PER HPE:- 1.Pus cells 10 To 15 2.epithelial cells 6 To 8 3.R B C cells OCC. Remaining all have no problem ,the above are the defects found after blood test doctor told for 5 days glucose bottles (dextrose bottles) should be given to my body daily one is it necessary ,doctor told that it is VIRAL FEVER ,i think I should use proper tablets for proper treatment ,but daily 1 dextrose bottle is very hard I think but due to this it is cured are we should use tablets for better cure ,please help me for proper treatment. THANKING YOU SIR.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have suffering from fever since 3 days ,i didn't take any food till now I am only taking milk and some biscuits dai...
Please note that you are having typhoid and urine infection and hence the fever. You need to take proper treatment for the same saline is not going to help much. Take rhus tox 200 - thrice daily for now you need to continue treatment for at least 1 month or more for your typhoid. Continue treatment.
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I am a gym lover, my diet is up to mark i.e I eat meat, fish, eggs, oats, bananas, etc. But my muscle is not gaining, it gained but at a point it stop developing I search it on google that why I am taking good protien in a accurate diet then why my body is not developing their I found that because of low testosterone level so, I started taking patanjali shilajeet and Ashwagandha with milk before bed. And now I have ordered carbohydrates blend (supplement) as I view it on google that carbohydrates help increase muscle and weight. I ordered carb blend of muscle blaze it contains :- dextrose, fructose (fruit sugar) andMaltodextrin, my question is that my protien is good my protien timings are good I don't smoke and drink, I do not have any habit of masturbation, I take small meals 4 to 6 times a day with 3: 2:1 ratio i.e more protien, less carb, low fat i.e 3: 2:1 now, this carb blend help me to weight gain and bulk me up?

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MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am a gym lover, my diet is up to mark i.e I eat meat, fish, eggs, oats, bananas, etc.
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Lost almost 4 kgs in nearly 6 months. It is undesired. No any specific changes in diet. Bt hav irregular sleeping pattern. Nothing new. doctor said its normal. Bt I am worried. Shud I relax or?

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 91% (5964 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Lost almost 4 kgs in nearly 6 months. It is undesired. No any specific changes in diet. Bt hav irregular sleeping pat...
Hello, Get blood screening done if you are in doubt. Dextrose yourself. Sleep also affects metabolism majorly. Please try and correct it.
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I am 31 years old .but my weight is only 38 kg. Can I use dextros glucose for weight gain.

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 91% (5964 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 31 years old .but my weight is only 38 kg. Can I use dextros glucose for weight gain.
Hello, Dextrose loaded sugar is not advisable. Try shakes, smoothies, custards, fruit juices, milk based desserts are better choices. Sugar loaded or sugar itself is not not a good idea, to consume even on weight gain.
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I am 43 years old Please help me out what kind of fruits I should take as I am diabetic 2.

Dr. Rohini Bv 89% (728 ratings)
BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi all kind of fruits are rich in sucrose are dextrose so small quantity that is a piece of apple are a piece of pappya etc you can have still it depends on you r hba1c read ing from my side you can have jamun fruit in early morning in empty stomach it will reduce the sugar levels.
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Hello, Is it ok to take whey protein isolate after workout? Is excess protein consumption damage kidney? thanks.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (15773 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello, Is it ok to take whey protein isolate after workout? Is excess protein consumption damage kidney? thanks.
The best time to consume whey protein is before and after training. This way, your body will use the extra protein to build and repair muscle fibers. For optimal results, add dextrose, raw honey, fruits or other carb sources to your post-workout shake.
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Will ORS increase sugar levels in a diabetic person? Is it ok for a diabetic person to take ORS? And if yes, how many 200 ml tetra packs can be taken in a day for a diabetic patient?

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 90% (19578 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Will ORS increase sugar levels in a diabetic person? Is it ok for a diabetic person to take ORS? And if yes, how many...
ORS need not have to be taken regularly. It is to be taken when there is extreme dehydration only. Taking ORS once in a while wiil not make much difference in the blood sugar level of a diabetes patient
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