- Inability to hold down fluids
- Excess vomiting and diarrhea
- Low blood pressure
- Fast, weak pulse
- Spasms in the legs or arms
If left untreated
Dehydration can be deadly if left untreated. Extended periods of dehydration can lead to seizures, urinary and kidney problems, and hypovolemic shock (low blood volume). Your body relies on water to function at every level, so if you can’t drink fluids on your own, it might be time to seek medical intervention. Get in touch with DispatchHealth to treat dehydration before it escalates into something worse.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 24th, 2019
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