Dehydration is a state arising from various causes in which there is too little water in the body. Lack of fluids can be so severe that intensive care is required.
Dehydration is a high loss of fluids and can be can be the result of other pathological situations (vomiting, diarrhea, increased sweating, frequent urination, burns, inflammation of the pancreas or the abdominal membrane). It can also be caused by diuretics intake or from drinking too few water.
In patients who suffer from dehydration, mucous membranes are dry, folds in the skin remain (by pulling a bit of skin on the back of the hand with two fingers, the skin will flatten only after a period of time), and low blood pressure with accompanying increased heart rate develops. Production of urine may be reduced (very dark, concentrated urine) or completely stop. Besides that, fever, confusion, and drowsiness may occur.
Depending on the extent of dehydration, various diagnostic measures and therapies are necessary. In the case of mild dehydration, a visit to your doctor and drinking lots of fluids is sufficient. In serious cases, circumstances call for intensive medical observation and treatment via infusion.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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