Diarrhea is a common problem for the elderly or the "geriatric"
population. Diarrhea causes more deaths in the elderly than any other age
Although most cases of dehydration from diarrhea are from gastrointestinal infections,
laxatives, medications and enteral feedings also cause some diarrhea. Many
elderly have a lowered caloric intake and are prone to malabsorption.
It is very important that proper hydration for diarrhea, as well as for
fever, be ensured with a solution that replaces electrolyte and fluid balance
properly. CeraLyte is safe, easy to mix and drink, and can be made in a
comforting, warm solution, and at a very low cost.