The concept of geriatric dehydration
Geriatric dehydration is a serious condition that can lead to other health problems and even death. But it’s also a condition that’s very easily treated, which means the more you know about it, the better equipped you’ll be to help your loved ones avoid it.
What is geriatric dehydration?
Geriatric dehydration is when your body loses more fluid than it takes in. This can happen for a number of reasons:
You’re using more fluids than usual (for example, during exercise or if you’re ill)
You have a medical condition that affects how much fluid your body retains (like diabetes)
You aren’t drinking enough water (which happens for all kinds of reasons!)
The effects of geriatric dehydration are pretty serious—it can lead to everything from constipation and confusion to kidney failure and death—but luckily there are ways to prevent it from happening. So let’s take a look at the best ways to recognize geriatric dehydration, how to treat it if needed, and what steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing this condition in the first place!