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Dehydration In Adults In Children
Fluid/fluids in food: Water or other fluids are an obvious solution to poor hydration.Many foods also have fluid value and can provide a boost to hydration. Applesauce or similar foods are about 95% water, vegetables are around 60%.Just pushing up fluid value intake to the point they pee every 6 hours will do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Ability and desire: Decreased mobility (ability or desire to get fluids) and decreased thirst mechanism. Because of decreased physiologic reserves they are more easily injured by dehydration. That is, an elderly person may become mildly dehydrated then become more demented or wobbly or suffer kidney damage whereas a young person might have no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Dehydration: Many different diseases can produce dehydration. This can be related either to increased fluid losses or inadequate intake. A few examples of diseases that may produce dehydration are heat exhaustion or heat stroke, gastroenteritis, any viral or bacterial infection such as a pneumonia, and diabetes. ...Read more
Size matters: Kids are not small adults. They have a higher percentage of water to body mass. They have a higher baseline metabolism. They are more prone to gut viruses that adults have developed immunity to. When they get sick, they can shut down and refuse to drink while an adult knows s/he must.Dehydration is a common reason for hospitalization in kids for those reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of water: The risk of dehydration goes up with exposure to hot and dry conditions which enhance perspiration to keep the body cool. This leads to water loss. Exercise does the same thing. Any set of circumstances with sweat increases the risk of dehydration. The general rule is that if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! So supply your children with free access to water. ...Read more
I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?
70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. ...Read more
Pedialyte in adults: If you having acute vomiting and diarrhea, you drink as much Pedialyte as you can stand to drink. There is no limit on how much - this is a case where more is better if it is not making you vomit more and you can stand the bad flavor of it. It's also an expensive way to treat your GI illness - water and low sugar sports drinks are equally effective as adults and a bit more palatable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: With mild dehydration, like after an episode of diarrhea, your body will rehydrate quickly. However, if you continue to lose fluid (from vomiting or diarrhea, for example) it may be hard to get rehydrated quickly. You'll need to first replace the fluid and electrolytes you're losing and then add back the extra that you've lost. ...Read more
I read being dehydrated can be a cause of heart palpitations. So then how many ounces of water a day for adult female, lightly active, 130lb?
Marketing, Marketing: While dehydration may ↑ heart rate & palpitations, especially for those already demonstrating these behaviors, it is not a primary cause, only another variable. In comfortable environment, young people in good health can get by, indefinitely, on as little as 0.5 Liter/day up to as much as 25 Liters/day (a 50-fold range) of liquid intake (all liquids, most of which=water); thus no reliable amount. ...Read more
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
Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to fail.Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid. If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry. Either produces dehydration. ...Read more
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