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What do vital signs tell you about dehydration?

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Several vital signs can tell you if you or someone you're with is dehydrated. Fever, increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and faster breathing are possible signs of dehydration or other conditions. 

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MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

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