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Drinking More Water Can Improve Elderly Health

Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 17th, 2009

Dehydration is a critical issue for the elderly. Especially if they are being cared for in a nursing home, hospital or other care center. It is a regular experience that the symptoms for dehydration are overlooked by the care providers. Some symptoms to look for are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lethargy
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Weakness in muscles
  • Dizziness

    More severe symptoms may include:

  • Lack of sweating
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled and dry skin
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heart beat
  • Fever
  • Delirium

    Doctors can diagnose dehydration through blood analysis or urinalysis and it is treated by renewing the bodies fluid resources. Get more information on Dehydration prevention.