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Dehydration in Adults (cont.)

Dehydration in Adults Prognosis

When dehydration is treated and the underlying cause identified, most people will recover normally. Dehydration caused by heat exposure, too much exercise, or decreased water intake is generally easy to manage, and the outcome is usually excellent. However, the prognosis worsens as the severity of dehydration increases and also depends on how well the underlying cause responds to appropriate treatment.

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Clemson University. Fluid Needs.

Medscape. Dehydration.

PubMedHealth.gov. Dehydration.

USDA.gov. Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2014

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