Altern und Wassermetabolismus bei Gesundheit und Krankheit.

Translated title of the contribution: Aging and water metabolism in health and illness

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Normal aging is associated with changes in body composition, thirst perception, renal function, and the hormonal regulatory systems involved in the maintenance of water and sodium balance. The presence of many diseases and drugs common in the elderly can interact with the impaired homeostatic systems to result in clinically significant disturbances of water and sodium with accompanying symptoms, morbidity, and mortality. These disorders, which include dehydration, hypernatremia, hyponatremia, urinary frequency, and urinary incontinence can either be prevented or promptly recognized and appropriately treated by understanding the physiological changes and clinical circumstances which put the elderly person at increased risk for deranged water and sodium balance.

Translated title of the contributionAging and water metabolism in health and illness
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)I20-26
JournalZeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Volume32 Suppl 1
StatePublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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