Symptoms of dehydration in seniors
Early dehydration symptoms in older adults often go unrecognized because many of the signs of mild dehydration could easily be caused by other health conditions or medication side effects.
But it’s far easier to correct mild dehydration than deal with the complications of serious dehydration symptoms.
Being familiar with the signs helps you take action sooner rather than later.
Mild dehydration symptoms
Dark-colored urine or very small amount of urine
Muscle cramps in limbs
Feeling weak or unwell
Being sleepy or irritable
Serious dehydration symptoms
Low blood pressure
Fast, but weak pulse
Wrinkled skin with no elasticity – try the “pinch test”
Dry and sunken eyes
Breathing faster than normal
Severe cramping and muscle contractions in the body
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