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Dehydration Is Dangerous For Senior Health - Part 3

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

  • Dry mouth

  • Dark-colored urine or very small amount of urine

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Muscle cramps in limbs

  • Headaches

  • Feeling weak or unwell

  • Being sleepy or irritable

Serious dehydration symptoms

  • Low blood pressure

  • Confusion

  • Difficulty walking

  • Fast, but weak pulse

  • Bloated stomach

  • 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

  • Convulsions

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