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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes.


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What is the definition or description of: dehydration?

What is the definition or description of: dehydration?

Dehydration: In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes.


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How does dehydration in a child look like?

Dehydration: Some features may vary with age, because some children can voice what they are feeling and others cannot. Symptoms also vary with severity of dehydration. Basic symptoms of dehydration include thirst, decreased urine production, dark or strong smelling urine, fatigue, weakness, cramps, headache or lightheadedness, to name some. If concerned about this, discuss with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Tip)

Avoiding Dehydration

It's easy to avoid dehydration if you follow the rule of drinking half of weight in ounces per day. ...See more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

No but it can cause: Diarrhea is not a symptom of dehydration but if left untrated can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration?

Many: There are several symptoms to look out for and depends on the severity of dehydration. Thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dark urine, and muscle cramps may suggest mild dehydration. Worsening hydration status may be associated with dry, warm skin, little or no urination, delirium, syncope or low blood pressure. You should seek immediate medical attention if dehydration worsens. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Tip)

Avoiding Dehydration

If going out into the hot sun, it's advisable to wear a hat or protection, to reduce sun exposure and dehydration. ...See more

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Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Yes: Sometimes patients may have more than one problem. If those symptoms did not resolve completely with rehydration, then medical care should be sought immediately. Even if they did resolve, follow up with a primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Tip)

Avoiding Dehydration

When exercising drink even more water than you normally would to prevent against dehydration from sweating. ...See more

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