Dehydration faced by people of any age, although this condition is most dangerous for children and the elderly. The reasons are different, for example, some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Viruses or bacteria are able to hit the intestine, resulting in diarrhea. It is worth remembering that a large loss of fluid is dangerous to the human body and even constitutes a threat to his life.
All internal organs require the necessary amount of liquid. The minimum power consumption when the day is one liter. The need for it depends on the age of the person to the activity. Healthy people consume two to three liters of fluid daily.
Dehydration can occur in severe diarrhea, upon receipt of certain drugs, with loss of appetite or nausea. The most serious is considered a sign of rapid weight loss. A person can lose a few pounds in just a few days. If you lost more than ten percent of the total weight, the degree of dehydration considered severe.
Signs of dehydration can be very difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of other diseases. Dehydration has the following symptoms: rapid weight loss; thirst; dry mouth; cloudy urine; weakness; dizziness; scanty urination.
The most important difference from the dehydration of other diseases can be considered that a person is constantly thirsty. Even if it is just very thirsty, then it is a sign of lung dehydration, as the body is not enough liquid. The surest indicator of this disease is the number and color of your urine. If the urine is small and it was dark yellow, it means that the body lack of fluid that needs to be addressed.
If you find yourself dehydrated, then drink plenty of fluids, take pharmaceutical drugs that contain electrolytes (salts). There are even special solutions that reduce the amount of fluid in the body. If dehydration occurred in the child, immediately call your doctor.