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Dehydration is caused when your body loses more water than what you consume, like in cases of vomiting and diarrhea. It causes thirst, dry skin, and burning sensation on urination. In case of severe dehydration, immediate treatment is needed in the form of fluid replacement.

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What are the risk factors of dehydration?

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.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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: Feeling thirsty. Dark yellow, strong-smelling pee. Peeing less often th...  Read Full »

I feel excessive thirst and have some weird taste of the water as if my mouth is salty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday, I had excessive thirst. I am drinking a lot of water and still feel it. The same happened today, I drank over 16.67 fl oz and again feel thirsty. When I drink, I think some weird taste of the water as if my mouth is salty. I have anxiety (panic disorder), so this made ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This condition called polydipsia, felling excessive thirsty. Tongue taste is due to dehydration. What about urination, passing more? Usually, this is a symptom of diabetes, are you are in a hot and humid place? For anxiety and panic disorder are you on any medication...  Read Full »

I have sickle cell anemia and get pain during dehydration. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Sickle cell anemia is my problem. My age is 30 years, while dehydration time, I am getting pain. Is this issue dangerous?  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, sickle cell anemia is a disease where RBC shape changes while dehydration and oxygen level goes down in body. Usually red blood cell will be round and plate shape. During dehydration and less oxygen time the shape of the red blood cell becomes sickle shape. ...  Read Full »

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