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what are the effects of dehydration?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Manny: Depending on the degree of dehydration effects can be multiple. Fatigue, dizziness, low energy, passing out, loss of urine output are among them.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Kidney failure: Acute kidney failure, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, sodium problems and others.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HYDRATION : Effects of hydration are: a feeling of well-being. Circulation restored, absence of dry mouth, headache, dizzy spells, weakness and faintness, etc.

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Please help! what is the effects of dehydration and how long does it take for it to occur?

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