What causes hyperthermia, nausea and vomiting in fluid volume deficit patient?

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    What causes a person with fluid volume deficit to have hyperthermia?

    What causes a person with fluid volume deficit to have nausea and vomiting?
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    We are happy to help with home work.....but we need to see what you think first. Our goal is to help you be the best nurse you can be...and that is letting you show us what you think first ....then we will be happy to jump right in and lead you to the answer.
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    Quote from Esme12
    We are happy to help with home work.....but we need to see what you think first. Our goal is to help you be the best nurse you can be...and that is letting you show us what you think first ....then we will be happy to jump right in and lead you to the answer.
    I unfortunately have no idea what causes these things.

    This is not my homework, I am just trying to understand for nclex.
    Last edit by swansonplace on Jul 25, '13 : Reason: .
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    What causes a person with fluid volume deficit to have hyperthermia?

    What causes a person with fluid volume deficit to have nausea and vomiting?
    Frequently it is related to hypernatremia
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    Are you sure that the fluid volume deficit is causing either the hyperthermia or nausea an vomiting?
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    Quote from chare
    Are you sure that the fluid volume deficit is causing either the hyperthermia or nausea an vomiting?
    I'm gonna have to agree with this. Why do you think that the fluid deficit is causing the nausea/vomiting and not vice versa?
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    Just reviewing, and it said that for fluid volume deficit that the nurse is to check for hyperthermia.

    I was to check for vital signs which included hyperthermia, tachycardia, thread pulse, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, etc. I understand how the tachycardia, thread pulse, hypotension, and orthostatic hypotension are related to hypovolemia, but not hyperthermia.

    Someone mentioned hyponatremia could be related to hyperthermia. I don't quite get the connection as to how hyponatremia could cause or be related to hyperthermia.
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    I don't know, my med surge book seems to be contradicting its self. At one point it lists increased temperature as a clinical manifestation, but then a few paragraphs later it says there is usually a decrease in body temperature unless the body is fighting an infection. Another book lists it as a cause, but not a sign.
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    Quote from swansonplace
    Just reviewing, and it said that for fluid volume deficit that the nurse is to check for hyperthermia.

    I was to check for vital signs which included hyperthermia, tachycardia, thread pulse, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, etc. I understand how the tachycardia, thread pulse, hypotension, and orthostatic hypotension are related to hypovolemia, but not hyperthermia.

    Someone mentioned hyponatremia could be related to hyperthermia. I don't quite get the connection as to how hyponatremia could cause or be related to hyperthermia.
    Hypernatremia, not hyponatremia. Hypernatremia can interfere with the thermoregulation of the body by limiting its ability to sweat.
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    I think what this is trying to point you to is a documented infection. Infection's usually lead to some fluid volume deficit from vomiting or diarrhea. So, with this infection, there is inflammation in the body leading to an increase in body temperature (hyperthermia) and fluid volume deficit for the above reasons. And for the second point, usually fluid volume deficit can lead to feelings of nausea and sickness, but for majority of the time, vomiting is the reason for the fluid volume deficit, not the other way around. Infection could also have side effects of nausea and vomiting, which could lead to fluid volume deficit and hyperthermia. It's hard to say with out more information and physiological findings to go on. In the end it sounds like both are pointing towards some kind of infection for the reason of both the side effects.
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