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By Nancy Ludin
CEO Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Dehydration is a great risk for seniors


August 5, 2022

Dehydration is dangerous no matter what your age, but seniors are at a greater risk for dehydration than other age groups. Dehydration happens when you don’t drink enough water. When your body’s water content is too low, it causes damage quickly. Dehydration is especially prevalent on hot days or after vigorous exercise. Mild or moderate dehydration is easy to recover from, but severe dehydration requires immediate medical attention. 

Risks for senior dehydration include:

Diarrhea and vomiting — In addition to losing fluids, your body’s electrolytes and minerals are quickly deplete...

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