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Dehydration Is Dangerous For Senior Health - Part 4

Health risks of dehydration

For seniors, being well hydrated is necessary for many medications to work properly.

Dehydration can also cause serious health problems, including:

  • Heat stroke

  • Fainting or passing out

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Kidney stones and kidney failure

  • Seizures

  • Blood clot complications

  • Hypovolemic shock – when low blood volume causes a drop in blood pressure and a drop in the amount of oxygen in the body

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