The Elderly's Dehydration Symptoms

The most common signs and symptoms of dehydration in an elderly include:

  • persistent fatigue
  • lethargy
  • muscle weakness or cramps
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • forgetfulness
  • confusion
  • deep rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate


Other less common signs and symptoms:

  • excessive loss of fluid
  • poor intake of fluids
  • sunken eyes
  • dry or sticky mucous membranes in the mouth
  • skin that lacks its normal elasticity
  • decreased tears


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