|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Hello Michelle, This is a very good question. And the answer is a very simple no. For a healthy person, dextrose and sodium would be quite enough for some days but to stay healthy it would need calcium, potassium, proteins, some lipids and vitamins. A prolonged dextrose/sodium diet is definitely not recommended... and not very fun either! As for your lack of appetite, your IV sure helped a little but your hospitalization by itself could be the main cause... Keep observing the world! From observation come question, From question come knowledge... Ciao! Michel.
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