Visit a doctor and find out:
(i) Under what conditions does a patient need to be on a drip of glucose?
(ii) Till when does a patient need to be given glucose?
(iii) How does glucose help the patient recover?
Writethe answers in your notebook.

AcademicBiologyNCERTClass 7

(i) Doctors keep a patient on glucose drip post-operation as, during the operation, anesthesia is administered to the patient under whose effect, the patient cannot consume solid food or liquid food.

Usually, operations are conducted on the patients who already stopped consuming food before 12 hours.

Doctors also kept the patient on glucose drip due to their hypoglycemic condition, either during operations or in normal weakness, diarrhea, excessive vomiting, and infections too.

(ii)  A patient is usually administered glucose through drip until their blood glucose level reaches normal level and maintain consistency. 

(iii) Glucose is the simplest form of carbohydrates that is directly poured into the blood and absorbed by the body\'s cells. It provides instant energy to all the organs of the body to perform their functions. Thus, it helps the patient to recover fast.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 12:46:24