Signs of Dehydration

Staying hydrated is vital for staying healthy and also helps prevent infections and keeps antibiotics working.  

  • If you are over 65 years of age, you're at greater risk of dehydration, which can have harmful effects including increasing your risk of infection.
  • Preventing infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) by keeping hydrated avoids the need to prescribe antibiotics and reduces the risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections.
  • Resistance to antibiotics is an increasing problem that affects our ability to treat infections effectively.

Please click on the link below to use the urine colour chart to check for signs of dehydration. 

Check for signs of dehydration

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