1. the substances, or quantities thereof, taken in and used by the body; this refers to all routes by which fluids enter the body, including by mouth, rectum, irrigation tube, and parenteral administration. The record of fluid intake and output is called a fluid balance record.
2. the process of admission of an individual to a health facility, during which data regarding the health history and other pertinent personal information is gathered.
Patient discussion about intake
Q. What is the recommended intake for iron? I had a blood test recently which detected I have iron deficiency. I wanted to know what is the recommended intake for iron and which foods are rich with iron?
A. Adult males need to consume about 8 mg of iron per day and females (not pregnant) need to consume about 18 mg of iron per day. There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells. Heme iron is found in animal foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry. Iron in plant foods such as lentils and beans is arranged in a chemical structure called nonheme.
Q. I worry as I don’t know what worse may happen with high alcohol intake? my brother is an alcoholic and he is on medication now ……. I feel he will be ok ……..and I worry as I don’t know what worse may happen with high alcohol intake?
A. THERE are alot of thngs that can happen..but.. the good thing about it is he has you as a brother,your brother is sick with the disease of addiction,he is going to need help..if he is to stop....i can tell you now that it is not going to be easy...this is only a suggestion..but..you can try to get him to go on line at INTHEROOMS.com and talk to other addicted people..or you can call the AA help line,it is a 800#....or you can get me email@example.com......good luck...mrfoot56
Q. Can someone give me some information on over intake of Vitamin A and its complications in future? I am having short sightedness. I am wearing specks for the past 3 years. Last week my eye sight had doubled. I never thought to control my eye sight by having a good diet, which is rich in vitamin A. Now I am willing to have vitamin A in tablets and I doubt the adverse effects if taken in excess. Can someone give me some information on over intake of Vitamin A and its complications in future?
A. Having tablets will fortify you with vitamin A but long term intake will lead to show the side effects of over intake. You can have these vitamin tablets as per your doctor’s prescription. But you must have them as a diet intake which will keep your vitamin intake balanced and will not lead to any complications. But the over intake of vitamins can lead to vitamin A toxicity. This can show symptoms as fatigue, muscle pain, depression, Fever and liver anemia. More discussions about intake