Friday, May 13, 2011
The Danger of Dehydration or Fluid Deficiency
When the fluid balance in the body began to fail, such as thirst will appear. The body then produces an anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) to reduce the production of urine in the kidney. The goal to keep the liquid that comes out not much. Well, the water we drink is generally sufficient to replace fluids lost during normal activities such as breathing, sweating, urination, or defecation.
Dehydration is most commonly caused certain conditions. For example, diseases kinds of diarrhea, vomiting, and diabetes, or excessive sweating and did not immediately replace it with a drink.
How to treat it?
The main principle of treatment of dehydration is fluid replacement. Replacement fluid can be a lot of drinking. When you drink way to fail, then carried through intravenous fluid intake. The decision to use intravenous fluids are very dependent on the patient's condition based on medical examinations.