HEALTH FACT ARCHIVE

Water the Elderly!

Dehydration (the physiologic condition that results from inadequate fluid intake) is reportedly one of the top 10 causes of hospital stays among Medicare patients! Body fluids are lost not only in urine output, but also throughout the day in sweat and in the air we exhale with respiration.

So, especially during the summer months, be certain that you, your friends, and relatives drink plenty of fluids.

For more information, please visit the MedicineNet.com Dehydration Center.


Last Editorial Review: 7/7/2004