What is Dehydration?

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Signs and Symptoms of dehydration

There are many different signs and symptoms that can occur when you are dehydrated. In fact, your body only needs to lose as little as 2% of its total body weight (through fluid) before the signs and symptoms of dehydration start to appear.

Some of The Signs & Symptoms of Dehydration Include:

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Increased thirst

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Dark or decreased
urine output

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Sticky or
dry mouth

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Loss of
skin elasticity

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As soon as any of these symptoms occur, you should start consuming an oral re hydration solution, like Hydralyte, to ensure you are replacing the fluid and electrolytes rapidly and effectively – this will help manage the signs and symptoms of dehydration.

Note: a feeling of thirst is not always the first symptom of dehydration to occur. Thirst can sometimes occur when you are moderately dehydrated. Be alert for other signs and symptoms of dehydration (such as a dry mouth, dizziness and tiredness) as these may happen before you become thirsty.

How to Avoid Dehydration

To properly understand how to avoid dehydration, you have to first understand some of the causes of dehydration. Dehydration commonly occurs when the body has lost at least 2% of its body weight in fluid loss. Some of those causes can be vomiting or diarrhea, prolonged physical activity, fever, or clinical conditions.

There are many different signs and symptoms of moderate dehydration. These include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Fatigue / Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Dark or decreased urine output
  • Sticky or dry mouth
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Irritability

Try to recognize the common signs and symptoms of dehydration. If and when they occur, start using an oral rehydration solution, as soon as possible.

Always aim to drink between 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, and try to avoid drinking excessively sugary drinks which can interfere with the re hydration process. An oral rehydration solution, like Hydralyte, is the most effective way to replace fluid and electrolytes when you are dehydrated. These are some really good ways to avoid dehydration.




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