A 34-year-old male asked:
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is there a medical yes for elderly to detect dehydration ? thank you

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Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Simply lack of urine, dry mouth are good signs of dehydration. This is a short and simple answer.
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple works too: If any adult is not peeing at least every 12 hours they are likely dry & will respond to hydration . This applies to any situation that would deplete fluid volume. Simple blood tests may not reflect the degree of h
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is correct. If your armpits aren't a little bit moist, you're probably dehydrated. If your neck veins are flat when you're lying down, dehydration is likely.
Sep 22, 2017

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