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How to prevent dehydration?


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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Are there factors that can increase the risk of dehydration, such as certain medical conditions or physical activities? What are some preventive measures I can take to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially during hot weather or exercise? Kindly suggest.


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Medical conditions that can cause dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting, hyperglycemia or diabetes, hot weather, and physical activities like running or heavy work.

Dehydration symptoms include:

  1. Feeling thirsty.

  2. Dark yellow, strong-smelling pee.

  3. Peeing less often than usual.

  4. Feeling dizzy or lightheaded.

  5. Feeling tired.

  6. A dry mouth, lips, and tongue.

  7. Sunken eyes.

  8. Some ways to rehydrate quickly are:

  9. Drinking lots of water.

  10. Sports drinks.

  11. Milk.

  12. Fruits and vegetables.

  13. Rehydration solutions.

  14. Coffee and tea.

If severe dehydration, go to the ER (emergency room) and take IV (intravenous) fluids. I hope you find this helpful.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. C. Elanchezhian
Dr. C. Elanchezhian

General Medicine

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