There are many reason why some gets dehydrated. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea is a common event that may require intravenous hydration. If you’re dehydrated, you don’t simply need pure water – you need an electrolyte solution. It’s vital that you replace not only water, but also minerals like calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium. Since you’re probably too queasy to eat or even down a sports drink, the best way to get necessary electrolytes fast is through IV therapy.
Dehydration is a term used to describe an excessive loss of water which disrupts the body’s normal functions. Dehydration takes place when an individual loses more fluids than they take in.
Dehydration can be a problem for people of all ages, but is especially worrying for older adults. However, it can also be fairly easily prevented. Look for the signs of dehydration and make sure you or your loved one is able to keep fluid intake. If you are simply too nauseated DO NOT wait for your symptoms worsen. We are here to help you.
Sometimes, dehydration can get more severe. If your loved one has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, has black or bloody stool, or has trouble keeping fluids down, it may be a good time to call 911.
FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE LEAN LARGELY UPON EACH OTHER IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE ~ PETER MERE LATHAM (1789–1875)