During the summer months, urgent care physicians often see a higher number of patients suffering from dehydration, a condition that occurs when the body loses more fluids than it gets. When your body lacks sufficient fluids, it can struggle to function properly, and severe dehydration can even lead to death. There are several signs to watch for that can indicate you may be dehydrated:
- Greater thirst
- Swollen tongue
- Dry mouth
- Lack of sweating
- Decreased urination or dark yellow urine
- Heart palpitations
If you think that you may be dehydrated, drink small amounts of water or electrolyte-containing beverages, and take measures to cool off if necessary. In some cases, however, you may need medical treatment. Call your doctor if you faint, have a seizure, struggle to breathe, are sluggish, are confused, have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or have a high fever.
Paramount Urgent Care provides compassionate treatment for many health issues and offers you a quicker and more affordable alternative to an emergency room. If you need medical care for dehydration, then contact one of our walk-in clinics in Orlando at 352-674-9218. We have 4 convenient locations in Clermont, Oviedo, Lady Lake, and Orlando.