Heavy Sweating

Prolonged Physical Work & Dehydration

Can Sweating Cause Dehydration After Prolonged Physical Work?

Prolonged physical work (usually related to occupations such as laborers or tradespeople) can lead to an increase in the body’s core temperature.

This usually results in a higher sweat rate, leading to the loss of bodily fluids and electrolytes, which can cause mild to moderate dehydration.

Management of Dehydration Due to Prolonged Physical Work

When preventing and relieving dehydration related to prolonged physical work, it is important to replace both the lost fluid and electrolytes. You need electrolytes for two key reasons:

  • To retain the fluid you consume
  • To help with nerve and muscle function

Benefits of Hydralyte

  • Hydralyte is an electrolyte solution clinically formulated for rapid rehydration.
  • Hydralyte is low in sugar and high in the electrolytes lost in sweat, which your body needs to perform at its best.

When using Hydralyte for dehydration related to prolonged physical work (with tailored guidance), it is best to implement a fluid regime in consultation with your physician/occupational health physician.  


Use under Medical Supervision.
Consult your sports physician/occupational health physician for the most appropriate use of this product.


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