Dehydration and Celiac Disease

There are more than 300 symptoms associated with celiac disease. Unfortunately, two of the most common, vomiting and chronic diarrhea, can quickly lead to dehydration because they cause a rapid loss of fluid and electrolytes.

Why Chronic Diarrhea and Vomiting Lead to Dehydration

We become dehydrated when the body loses fluids and electrolytes faster than they can be replaced. Usually, we’re able replace the fluids and electrolytes we lose by drinking water and absorbing electrolytes from the foods we eat.

Diarrhea and vomiting, though, speed up the loss of fluids and electrolytes, and both symptoms make it more challenging for patients to rehydrate normally.  Patients who experience persistent or chronic diarrhea or vomiting are at a heightened risk of developing dehydration and may need to supplement their fluid and electrolyte intake.


DripDrop: Medical-Grade Hydration for People Living with Celiac Disease

DripDrop is a great tasting, medical grade hydration solution developed by a pediatrician. Built on decades of proven science, it contains a precise ratio of salts, sugars and potassium to optimize fluid and electrolyte absorption and speed recovery.

DripDrop contains 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks and pediatric solutions and was shown to rehydrate 34% better than water alone. Available in natural lemon and berry flavors, DripDrop does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and is gluten free.