HOW TO PREVENT DEHYDRATION

The easiest way to avoid dehydration is to drink large amounts of liquid throughout the day, especially on hotter days, since the body is unable to produce the liquid it needs for its proper functioning. Adequate amounts of fluids are to be consumed, where water is usually the best choice, but it is also possible ensuring suficient hydration by consuming foods rich in water (milk, yogurt, chard, tomato, watermelon, broccoli, spinach, carrots, etc). If the loss of fluids is not replenished properly, a person may suffer from dehydration. In any case, the quantity of water for each individual varies according to the needs of the body, physical condition, age, sex, physical activity level or environmental conditions.

WHICH GROUPS OF PEOPLE ARE AT GREATER RISK OF DEHYDRATION?

The most commonly groups affected by dehydration are:

  • Babies and Children
  • Elderly
  • People with fever
  • People exposed to hot climates
  • Diabetics

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT DEHYDRATION ONCE IT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED?

Oral Rehydration Solutions are the best and most effective products for the treatment and prevention of dehydration. They are widely available in pharmacies and should be administered as soon as possible to anyone with frequent episodes of vomiting and diarrhea, or with an effective diagnosis of dehydration.