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Timea Krauszová
August 7, 2022, 11:00am
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Health Professionals Warn: Dehydration Is The Most Dangerous For Children And Seniors, Let's Not Forget About Them

Experts advise to drink regularly and evenly throughout the day. People who forget this should be reminded and offered drinks.

Timea Krauszová
August 7, 2022, 11:00am
Reading time: 0:57
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Although dehydration threatens everyone, the most at-risk groups are children and the elderly.

When was the last time you had some water?

The bodies of seniors contain less fluid, some also have health problems or take medications that can cause higher water losses through urination. "They also don't feel thirsty and often, due to impaired mobility or health, they are unable to take liquids on their own or they don't drink because they don't want to go to the toilet. That is why it is often necessary to encourage them to drink liquids," says Dr.Šranková from the health advisory office.

It is not recommended that they drink large amounts of fluids at once, but rather often and evenly throughout the day.

 

Although the water content is higher in children, they have a faster metabolism and smaller reserves. Public Health Office reminds that children forget to drink during play and sports, and therefore it is necessary to check on them and make sure to maintain the habit of regular drinking.

 

Signs of dehydration:
– dry lips
– darker urine
– dizziness
– headaches
– lowered production of saliva
– shock
 

If symptoms persist, it is necessary to call for medical help

According to experts, for mild dehydration, it is sufficient to replenish the body's fluid level with clean water or rehydration solutions. You can also support the drinking regime with vegetables and fruits. Be mindful, as extreme heat also increases the risk of overheating or heat stroke.

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