DEHYDRATION

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DEHYDRATION
Dehydration.

It is the loss of body water and electrolytes (salts essential for the body)

Water constitutes approximately 55% of the weight of a person and the loss of water from their cells is the result of dehydration.

Causes.

Persistent vomiting or diarrhea from any cause, without a corresponding recovery of liquids.

Persistent high fever.

Sweating plenty.

Excessive exposure to sun or heat.

Use of medicinal fluids and electrolytes depleted, as are diuretics.

Signs and symptoms.

Dry mouth and tongue.

Reduction or absence of urination.

Wrinkled skin: loss of the pinch - smooth skin is wrinkled.

Dark circles.

Low blood pressure.

Severe thirst.

Increase in heart beats and breathing.

Dizziness, confusion, coma.

Risk Factors.

Newborns and children with diarrhea and / or vomiting.

Adults older than 60 years, mostly dementia or disabled.

Patients with high fever who have recently suffered from illnesses.

Diabetics.

Patients with chronic kidney disease.

Prevention.

Obtaining medical treatment in case of underlying causes of dehydration.

If you vomit or have diarrhea, take small amounts of liquid electrolyte supplements.

If you are using diuretics, Weigh yourself daily. Tell your doctor if weight loss of more than 1 kilo a day or 2 pounds a week or so.

Diagnosis and Treatment.

DIAGNOSIS:

The diagnosis is based on exploration, which reveals the signs and commented.

They should be conducted blood tests, including amounts of blood and electrolytes (minerals that are dissolved in the blood and other body fluids) to assess the depth of disorders and the possibility of an underlying disease.

TREATMENT:

General measures.

The diagnosis is based on exploration, which reveals the signs and commented.

They should be conducted blood tests, including amounts of blood and electrolytes (minerals that are dissolved in the blood and other body fluids) to assess the depth of disorders and the possibility of an underlying disease.

Medication.

Medication to treat underlying causes.

May become necessary to provide intravenous fluids to replace water loss.

Complications.

Decreased blood pressure, shock and death after a prolonged and severe dehydration.

Forecast.

Curable with control of the underlying causes and recovery of the fluids needed.


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