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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Dehydration
Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.
Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body's fluid is lost or not replenished.
Dehydration in sick children is often a combination of both -- refusing to eat or drink anything while also losing fluid from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000982.htm   (945 words)

  
 Dehydration
Dehydration is a condition that occurs when a person loses more fluids than he or she takes in.
Dehydration isn't as serious a problem for teens as it can be for babies or young children.
One common cause of dehydration in teens is gastrointestinal illness.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/safety/first_aid/dehydration.html   (813 words)

  
 Dehydration Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, Signs and Effects on MedicineNet.com
The symptoms of hyponatremia may also mimic those of dehydration, so athletes experiencing these symptoms may be given more water to drink, further worsening the condition.
Dehydration can be defined as "the excessive loss of water from the body." Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to dehydration in various ways.
Symptoms may be difficult to distinguish from those of the original illness, but in general, the following signs are suggestive of dehydration; increasing thirst, dry mouth, weakness or lightheadedness (particularly if worsening on standing), darkening of the urine, or a decrease in urination.
www.medicinenet.com /dehydration/article.htm   (747 words)

  
 Dehydration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration and heat-related illness has long been a common cause of mortality in outdoor situations.
Dehydration is defined as sweat, urine or respiratory water loss.
There can also be a cumulative effect of dehydration and heat exhaustion which can occur over days, and is not recognized, especially in athletics.
www.surviveoutdoors.com /reference/dehydration.asp   (896 words)

  
  Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Dehydration
Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.
Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body's fluid is lost or not replenished.
Dehydration in sick children is often a combination of both -- refusing to eat or drink anything while also losing fluid from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/000982.html   (901 words)

  
  Dehydration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dehydration (hypohydration) is the removal of water (hydor in ancient Greek) from an object.
Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, decreased urine volume, urine that is darker than usual, unexplained tiredness, lack of tears when crying, headache, dry mouth, and dizziness when standing due to orthostatic hypotension.
Correction of a dehydrated state is accomplished by the replenishment of necessary water and electrolytes (rehydration, through oral rehydration therapy or intravenous therapy).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dehydration   (1310 words)

  
 Dehydration Summary
Dehydration (hypohydration) is the removal of water (hydor in ancient Greek) from an object.
Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, decreased urine volume, urine that is darker than usual, unexplained tiredness, lack of tears when crying, headache, dry mouth, and dizziness when standing due to orthostatic hypotension.
Correction of a dehydrated state is accomplished by the replenishment of necessary water and electrolytes (rehydration, through oral rehydration therapy or intravenous therapy).
www.bookrags.com /Dehydration   (2909 words)

  
 Dehydration
Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or a combination of both.
Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on the percentage of body weight lost.
Dehydration in sick children is often a combination of both -- refusing to eat or drink anything while also losing fluid from vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
www.stv.org /adam/encyclopedia/ency/article/000982.htm   (273 words)

  
 Dehydration: Why It Is So Dangerous - Diarrhoea, Diarrhea, Rehydration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration from diarrhoea can be prevented by giving extra fluids at home, or it can be treated simply, effectively, and cheaply in all age-groups and in all but the most severe cases by giving patients by mouth an adequate glucose-electrolyte solution called Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) solution.
Dehydration caused by diarrhoea is one of the biggest single killers of children in the modern world and diarrhoea itself is one of the major causes of nutritional loss and poor growth.
Correction of a dehydrated state is accomplished by the replenishment of necessary water and electrolytes (rehydration).
www.rehydrate.org /dehydration   (1538 words)

  
 Dehydration and Heat Stroke
Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated.
Dehydration can be a serious heat-related disease, as well as being a dangerous side-effect of diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
Cases of serious dehydration should be treated as a medical emergency, and hospitalization, along with intravenous fluids, is necessary.
www.umm.edu /non_trauma/dehyrat.htm   (855 words)

  
 OHSU Health - Dehydration and Heat Stroke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.
Dehydration can be a serious heat-related disease, as well as being a dangerous side effect of diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.
Cases of serious dehydration should be treated as a medical emergency, and hospitalization, along with intravenous fluids, is necessary.
www.ohsuhealth.com /htaz/ntrauma/condhub/dehydration_and_heat_stroke.cfm   (833 words)

  
 Dehydration
Dehydration is also cumulative over a period of days, which means you can become dehydrated with even a moderate exercise routine if you don't drink enough to replace what you lose on a daily basis.
One is dehydration, which commonly occurs when your body tries to adjust to high elevations through increased urination and more rapid breathing — the faster you breathe to maintain adequate oxygen levels in your blood, the more water vapor you exhale.
You can help prevent dehydration from becoming severe by carefully monitoring someone who is sick and giving fluids at the first sign of diarrhea, vomiting or fever and by encouraging children to drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise.
www.yogaawayoflife.net /dehydration.htm   (3524 words)

  
 Dehydration and Aging
Dehydration in the elderly nursing home residents occurs when a person does not have the necessary fluid content in their body to perform normal and crucial bodily functions.
While dehydration is common in elderly nursing home residents, dehydration can be caused by lack of care, neglect, or negligence of nursing home staff.
If you feel a loved one has suffered from dehydration due to the neglect or negligence of their nursing home staff, contact an experienced nursing home lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeff Rasansky.
www.nursinghomelawyer.com /nursing_home_law_firm/nursing_home_research/aging_disease/dehydration.htm   (1318 words)

  
 Dehydration
Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it is takes in, usually through sweating and open mouth breathing.
Thirst is an annoyance; dehydration is a serious problem that may lead to leg cramps, upset stomach, severe headaches, and death.
Dehydration is not a single event; it is a combination of events over time.
tkdtutor.com /11Training/Dehydration.htm   (1689 words)

  
 DEHYDRATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration is the loss of water and essential body salts.
The signs and symptoms of dehydration are: dry mouth and tongue; decreased or absent urination; sunken eyes; wrinkled skin; dizziness; confusion; coma; low blood pressure; severe thirst; and increase in heart rate and breathing.
The major causes of dehydration are persistent vomiting or diarrhea from any cause; persistent high fever, heaving sweating use of diuretics; or overexposure to sun or heat.
www.uh.edu /admin/hc/dehydration.htm   (266 words)

  
 SIA2 Dehydration Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration as an art is very old, the origins of which are lost in time.
The drying phase is the point at which an otherwise satisfactory crop may be ruined or its economic value considerably reduced and yet it is the one process which is most often botched with some quite appalling materials appearing in the market place.
Good dehydration practice is as much an art as it is a science and because of the considerable number of variables involved it has not been possible to reduce the practice to a series of tidy mathematical equations.
www.herbdatanz.com /sia2_dehydration_education.htm   (1300 words)

  
 Dehyadration and Heat Injury
This case indicates that dehydration and heat injury are potentially very serious consequences of competing in triathlons.
Heatstroke is a life threatening condition and represents severe dehydration, high body temperature, and a shut-down of the cooling mechanisms.
It is very difficult to avoid dehydration during a long race in the heat because the rate of sweat loss usually exceeds the rate of absorption of ingested fluids.
www.rice.edu /~jenky/sports/dehydration.html   (1666 words)

  
 The Sun: Man's Friend & Foe - Dehydration
Dehydration is one of the most common heat diseases.
Dehydration can be defined as "Loss of water content and essential body salts (electrolytes) needed for normal body functioning." it is the lack of adequate body fluids for the body to carry on normal functions at an optimum level.
Mild dehydration, which is said to set in when there is a fluid loss of 5% from the body.
library.thinkquest.org /15215/Foe/Dehydration/index.html   (250 words)

  
 eMedicine - Dehydration : Article Excerpt by: Dan L Ellsbury, MD, FAAP
Background: Dehydration describes a state of negative fluid balance that may be caused by a number of disease entities.
Worldwide, dehydration secondary to diarrheal illness is the leading cause of infant and child mortality.
Isonatremic (isotonic) dehydration occurs when the lost fluid is similar in sodium concentration to the blood.
www.emedicine.com /ped/byname/dehydration.htm   (508 words)

  
 dehydration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dehydration in children almost always happens as a complication of diarrhea and vomiting, especially if combined with fever - most commonly a viral gastroenteritis.
Diarrheal water loss from the child's system can be very rapid, because the infecting germs (bacteria) may either secrete a toxin that irritates the bowel and stimulates fluid loss into the stool or it may directly disrupt the machinery of the cell and cause active secretion of body fluids into the stool that way (viruses).
Start with oral electrolyte solution when the illness first begins, and check with your doctor or the office nurse for specific instructions for fluid use and resumption of solids early on in the illness so that they know what is going on and you have a plan of action.
www.drhull.com /EncyMaster/D/dehydration.html   (232 words)

  
 Dehydration
Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both.
Infants and children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults because of their smaller body weights and higher turnover of water and electrolytes.
Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body's fluid is lost or not replenished.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/000982.html   (278 words)

  
 The Analyst - Internet Health Report: Condition: Dehydration
Chronic dehydration may contribute to a reduction in lymph flow, which in turn may contribute to or cause varied problems.
Once dehydration starts in the body, the back is one of the first places to be affected, with the fifth lumbar disk being involved in 95 percent of the cases of LBP.
Dehydration occurs in patients with severe diarrhea as seen in ulcerative colitis.
www.digitalnaturopath.com /cond/C5217.html   (3269 words)

  
 Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Dehydration
Dehydration is a serious condition in infants and young children.
Dehydration is the result of the body losing too much water.
Dehydration is often caused by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or exercise.
www.virtualpediatrichospital.org /patients/cqqa/dehydration.shtml   (706 words)

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