Dehydration in Adults (cont.)
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Causes of Dehydration in Adults
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Many conditions may cause rapid and continued fluid losses and lead to dehydration.
In addition to drinking water, the body also needs replacement of electrolytes (for example, potassium and sodium) lost with the above mentioned conditions, so drinking water without electrolyte replacement may not complete the balance of water and electrolytes the body has lost. Some symptoms (see below) may remain if this balance is not restored.
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