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Reply to "Electrolytes"

Hi Scott

thanks for the quick reply.

1)Well I think j-pouch rehydration can be more targeted depending on your output, cause The St Marks document says:

"if your output is high and you are loosing more than 1500ml per day from your stoma, you are at a greater risk of becoming dehydrated.
To prevent dehydration you may be advised to drink 1 to 3 litres of ORS solution, sipped throughout the day.
You should drink _________L of St. 􀀰􀁄􀁕􀁎􀂶􀁖􀀃solution per day.

Obviously this refers to people with an ileostomy, where measuring stool output is easier, nevertheless this shows there can be specific guideline on hydration replacement depending on stool output, but I havent found anything online in regards to j-pouchers . And this is what got me into posting the question.

Its better to have a good idea what you need so that you dont have dehydration episodes or end up having too much of electrolytes, which might be my case. 

2)Yea, well it is not that I dont "trust" my endo, I only discussed this briefly with him and as other j-pouchers also have secondary AI, looking at people s similar experiences I consider it worthwhile. I will discuss it with my endo in more detail for sure.

thanks again for taking the time to discuss this.


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