Dehydration in Adults (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Causes of Dehydration in Adults
Patient Comments Read 4 Comments
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2014
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Dehydration in Adults
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Dehydration (Adults):
Dehydration (Adults) - Causes and Treatment
What was the cause of your dehydration and how was it treated?
Dehydration (Adults) - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your dehydration?