Dehydration in adults and old people

  • Ivo Casagranda | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org ASO Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, .
  • Elena Vitale ASO Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, .
  • Eliana Giuffré ASO Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, .
  • Dalio Cecconi ASO Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, .

Abstract

Dehydration is a decrease in total body water, reflected in altered serum sodium, osmolality and BUN elevation. There are three types of dehydration: hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic. The common signs and symtoms of dehydration are: thirst, dry mucous membranes and skin, poor skin turgor, dry tongue with longitudinal furrows, decreased saliva, muscle weakness, weight loss of 3-5% and oliguria. The therapy is based first on fluid replacement in hypovolemic states and after on balancing the hydro-electrolyte disorders with crystalloid solutions according to the Adrogué and Madias formula.

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2007-06-19
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Casagranda, I., Vitale, E., Giuffré, E., & Cecconi, D. (2007). Dehydration in adults and old people. Emergency Care Journal, 3(3), 12-20. https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2007.3.12

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