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What is the best way to reduce dehydration?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Adequate fluids
But, need to understand the common reason for dehydration is not lack of fluid intake.
Long gone are the days when people are lost in the desert. In the era of the big gulp and a/c, water pills are the common cause when associated with vomiting or diarrhea. Hold water pills if have fluid loss or lost a/c in summer.Fluid overload is much more than dehydration.Don't overdrink if kidney diseaseor chf.

In brief: Adequate fluids
But, need to understand the common reason for dehydration is not lack of fluid intake.
Long gone are the days when people are lost in the desert. In the era of the big gulp and a/c, water pills are the common cause when associated with vomiting or diarrhea. Hold water pills if have fluid loss or lost a/c in summer.Fluid overload is much more than dehydration.Don't overdrink if kidney diseaseor chf.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Water
Surprisingly, water works very well for a dehydrated person.
You do need to take in electrolytes, but you can get much of that with your food that you eat. It is rare that you can not get enough salt (sodium chloride or potassium chloride) with an american diet, so adding salt to your drinks only makes sense if you are planning on not eating.

In brief: Water
Surprisingly, water works very well for a dehydrated person.
You do need to take in electrolytes, but you can get much of that with your food that you eat. It is rare that you can not get enough salt (sodium chloride or potassium chloride) with an american diet, so adding salt to your drinks only makes sense if you are planning on not eating.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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