Disease Information for Dehydration: Definition

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  • State of excessively reduced body water or water deficit Extreme thirst;

    Dry mouth with no saliva; Dry eyes; no tears;

    Decreased urination, or urinating 3 or fewer times in 24 hours; Urine is dark amber or brown; Arms and legs that may feel cool to the touch; Feeling very tired, restless, or irritable;Lightheadedness that is relieved by lying down;

    Whenever you have an illness that causes a high fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, your chance of dehydration increases because your body is losing water more quickly than you can replace it; This is especially true if you are vomiting and are unable to replace lost fluids; Babies, small children, and older adults cannot replace lost fluids as efficiently as older children and young adults; They should be watched closely for signs of dehydration when they become ill.

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