Watch Out for Dehydration

Posted on November 9, 2010


Dehydration is a big source of medical problems in our senior citizens. They have less water content in the body than younger people and, because of poor side effects of diuretics and other medications, as well as complications from pneumonia, heat exhaustion, constipation, dizziness or fever, they are at risk for dehydration more than other populations.

It is imperative to encourage the elderly person to drink fluids, and eat and drink substances with sodium and potassium. It’s just something to look out for in our elderly friends.