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Dehydration

Let’s know Dehydration

What is Dehydration?

  • Dehydration is a condition that can occur when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount of the fluid intake.

  • The fluid loss impairs bodily function and is more dangerous for young children and older adults.

What are some of the common causes of Dehydration?

Diarrhea and
vomiting

Excess sweating

Cold or sore throat

High fever

What are the common symptoms of Dehydration?

What are the common

symptoms of Dehydration?

Increased thirst & dry mouth

Fatigue & Tiredness

Dizziness

Less frequent urination

Dark-colored urine

Headache

How to manage mild Dehydration?

Dehydration can be effectively managed if the loss of body fluids is compensated with a proportionate intake of fluid and electrolytes. Drink fluids or Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS) at regular intervals. Reach out to your nearest Medical Professional for immediate assistance.

How can one prevent Dehydration?

Prevention

of Dehydration

If anyone is vomiting or has diarrhea, start giving extra water or an oral rehydration solution at the first signs of illness.

In general, it's best to start hydrating the day before strenuous exercise.

Drink additional water in hot or humid weather to help lower your body temperature.

Increase fluid & electrolyte intake in case of fever or illness.

If someone shows signs of heat exposure, try to cool the person down by loosening clothes, moving to an air conditioned room to break heat exposure.

What is Diarrhea?

  • If your stools are loose and watery for 2 to 3 days, you may have Diarrhea. It can lead to Dehydration.

What are some common symptoms of Diarrhea?

What are some common

symptoms of Diarrhea?

Loose stools

Stomach Pains

Bloating

Electrolyte Imbalance

& how can it be managed?

Electrolyte imbalance & how can it be managed?

Electrolyte imbalance is generally caused by loss of bodily fluids through conditions which cause prolonged nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

Electrolyte imbalance can be managed by restoring the levels of electrolytes. Oral Rehydration Solutions help in restoring electrolyte levels during imbalance.