Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the signs of severe dehydration?

Recognizing Signs of Severe Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the most severe complications of diarrhea, and it can be hazardous for young children and older adults. Signs of severe dehydration include:

  • Extreme thirst

  • Dry mouth and lips

  • Sunken eyes

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Dark-colored urine or infrequent urination

  • Rapid heartbeat

If you or someone you care for experiences these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Severe dehydration can lead to serious complications like high blood pressure, kidney damage, and even death if left untreated.

Last updated: Jun 20, 2024 14:38 PM