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When is it important to seek professional help for dehydration?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

If a person notices a decrease in urine output—even for just one day—he or she should seek help for dehydration. Confusion, sluggishness and unresponsiveness are also reasons to seek professional help. Inability to keep down fluids is a reason to go to a hospital emergency department (ER).

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