What Is It?
Dehydration is the medical term for what happens when the body loses more fluid than you take in. The human body loses water by sweating and producing urine, so you must replace the lost fluid by drinking water and other beverages. Frequent urination, persistent diarrhea and vomiting, excessive sweating, and burns are some of the most common causes of dehydration. People with diabetes also have an increased risk of dehydrated because high blood sugar can cause frequent urination.
If you have any of the symptoms of dehydration, visit our clinic for immediate treatment. Watch for the following symptoms:
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Low blood pressure
- Sunken eyes
- Reduced perspiration
- Dry shriveled skin
- Increase heart rate
Severe dehydration may cause additional symptoms. It is especially important to seek medical treatment if you experience any of the following:
- 75 Percent of Americans Are Chronically Dehydrated
- Dehydration Causes Fatigue
- Thirst Means You’re Dehydrated
- Dehydration Causes Foggy Memory, Irritability, and More
- Hydration Can Boost Your Metabolism
- Dehydration Is One of the Most Common Risk Factors for Kidney Stones
How We Help
There are different types of intravenous fluids used to treat dehydration. Normal saline contains sodium and chlorine, so it replaces lost fluid and prevents or corrects some types of electrolyte imbalances. A solution of dextrose and water may also be used to treat dehydration. One of our experienced medical professionals will determine the right fluid to treat your condition and help you feel better as soon as possible.