Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “DEHYDRATE to remember about the Risk Factors For Dehydration

DDiuretics: Medications like furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide increase urine output and can lead to dehydration.

EExercise: Vigorous physical activity can cause excessive sweating and fluid loss.

HHeat: Hot weather and high temperatures can result in increased perspiration and fluid loss.

YYouth: Children and infants have a higher risk of dehydration due to their smaller body size and higher water turnover.

DDiarrhea: Frequent loose stools lead to significant fluid and electrolyte losses.

RRespiratory Illness: Conditions like fever and vomiting associated with respiratory infections can contribute to dehydration.

AAlcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption is a diuretic and can lead to dehydration.

TTea/Caffeine: Caffeinated beverages, such as tea and coffee, can increase urine output.

EElderly: Older adults are at higher risk due to decreased thirst sensation and kidney function.

⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Dehydration

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department