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Signs of dehydration

Healthy You News / June 30, 2016

Its summer time, which means quite hot weather in Dubai. Your body needs more water or other liquids at higher temperatures because it loses it to sweats. If you are not proving your body enough amount of water, it will cause dehydration. Dehydration is a scary and serious health issue. You should fix your drinking habits if you see such symptoms before it turns a severe issue. An average person needs to drink 8 glasses of water on average over the course of the day.

One of the first symptoms of dehydration is that your mouth feels dry and sticky. You don’t have saliva to keep your mouth moist. You must drink a bit of water to fix it. But you will need much more amount of water to fully rehydrate. Feeling thirsty logically shows that you are dehydrated. It is your body’s way of telling you that it is dehydrated. If you are well hydrated and still you feel thirsty it can be a sign of diabetes. It is definitely time to refill yourself. If you feel like crying but no tears come out, you are there. Or if you are not sweating enough, you need water to rehydrate yourself.

Dry skin also shows dehydration. Although there can be various reasons for dryness of skin but dehydration is one them. It can happen even if you have been taking small drinks. It depends on your need of water intake over the day. You can help treat your dry skin by drinking lots of water. You may experience a rapid heartbeat if dehydration becomes too severe. Your cardiac system needs water to function properly. Or you may feel that you are breathing harder than usual routine, it means your respiratory system is not working properly because of lack of water. If you are always suffering from a slight headache, it shows that your body requires more water. Dizziness can also be caused by medication or sleepiness, but if your body also feels other symptoms along with dizziness. It means you are dehydrated. Being lethargic and sleepy is another sign that you are not drinking enough amount of water. Your mental health may start declining. If you are confused and tired often. People around you can’t make sense of what you are saying or doing. You could be in a serious state of dehydration.

It will help you maintain a healthy body weight and bones. It eliminates toxins. It provides you healthy fresh looking skin. It is good for your brain to function properly. Drinking water helps effective digestion. You can avoid health issues like heartburn, or serious issues like ulcers by healthy drinking habits. If you are observing more than two of these signs in yourself, it shows that you do not drink enough amount of water. You could be seriously dehydrated. So grab a glass or a bottle of water and get hydrated. If it does not gets well with drinking water. You must see your doctor to avoid any serious consequences.


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