Dehydration Hypertonic

Dehydration Hypertonic

Dehydration hypertonic occurs when a person has a deficiency of water and salt due to excess water losses or reduced water intake. It is a potentially serious condition and requires prompt medical attention.

Symptoms of Dehydration Hypertonic

The symptoms of dehydration hypertonic include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Weakness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Headache
  • Low urine output
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation

Causes of Dehydration Hypertonic

Dehydration hypertonic is usually caused by one of the following:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Lack of access to clean water
  • Illness

Treatment of Dehydration Hypertonic

To treat dehydration hypertonic, isotonic drink solutions such as sports drinks should be used. These drinks contain balanced electrolyte levels that help to restore the proper balance of salt, water and minerals in the body. Drinking plenty of fluids is also important to help the body rehydrate. If a person has severe dehydration, he or she may require IV fluids.

Prevention of Dehydration Hypertonic

Dehydration hypertonic can be prevented with lifelong lifestyle changes. Try to drink more water and other fluids such as sports drinks. Avoid caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea as these can act as diuretics and cause further dehydration. Avoid strenuous exercise and if possible, stay in air conditioned rooms during hot days. Be mindful of the signs and symptoms of dehydration and seek medical help if necessary.