What is dehydration?

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Dehydration means lack of water in body. Dehydration results when too much fluid is lost from the body or if fluid is not taken in sufficient amount. Common causes of dehydration include diarrhea and vomiting.

Dehydration in infants is common. Regarding baby dehydration, it is commonly believed that dehydration in infants occur because their body weight is smaller than adults so loss of electrolytes and water affects babies greatly. Elder people and people suffering from illness are also at risk of dehydration.

Dehydration can be moderate, mild or it can be severe as well in which body’s fluid is not replenished. Dehydration becomes life threatening in severe cases. Dehydration is a heat related condition in which body can be recovered by taking enough water or watery fruits. Dehydration can have serious side effects like vomiting, diarrhea and fever as well and need proper dehydration treatment.

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