Dehydration is a pathological condition that manifests itself in case of excessive loss of water and liquids that are a part of the human organism (which can originate from different causes) and is not compensated by an adequate re-entry of the same.

There may be different causes at the origin of the dehydration, ranging from excessive sweating, inadequate intake (or excessive loss) of liquids, dysfunction in the parts and mineral water. Vomiting and/or prolonged diarrhea or profuse sweating often cause it, and can trigger severe disturbances in the fluid and electrolyte balance of the body.


What kind of diseases can be associated with dehydration?

Diseases that can be associated with dehydration are the following:

  • Acetonemia
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Proctitis
  • Salmonella
  • Burns

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for dehydration?

In order to solve dehydration it is important to find out the underlying cause of dehydration. Two well-known remedies can help the body to recover. Those are: rest and intake of saline rehydration solutions, so the body can replace the fluids and minerals lost. In case of dehydration it is always good to contact ones doctor.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of dehydration?

A doctor should be contacted in case of burns or if at risk of developing the associated diseases mentioned above (see list of associated diseases).