“An unexpected fact, but the risk of dehydration is also relevant in cold weather. At this time, thirst is not felt so clearly, but the body’s need for fluid does not decrease,” said Natalya Sharashkina. The doctor explained that dry air in the room due to heating devices can aggravate the situation, and the elderly have another reason – frequent urination.
Therefore, it is also very important to consume enough fluids in winter. On average, it is recommended to drink 1500-2000 liters, or 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight per day. If you have urinary incontinence, be sure to consult a geriatrician, he will help you cope with this problem,” the doctor advised.