What Are Symptoms of Dehydration in Adults? Topic Guide

Dehydration in Adults Dehydration in Adults: Dehydration occurs when the loss of body fluids (mostly water), exceeds the amount that is taken in. Causes of dehydration include
  • fever,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • diseases (diabetes),
  • impaired ability to drink,
  • lack of access to safe drinking water, and
  • injuries to the skin.
Common symptoms of dehydration include
  • dizziness,
  • dry skin,
  • headache,
  • low urine output,
  • tiredness,
  • sleepiness,
  • dry mouth, and
  • increased thirst.
Treatment of dehydration depends upon the severity of the condition.

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