The human body is 70% water and for this reason, people are advised to drink plenty of water. But sometimes you feel parched even after drinking enough water. It shows that the water released through urine and sweat hasn’t been replenished and your body is dehydrated.
What Is Dehydration?
Reduction of water leads to salt-sugar imbalance. Here the body is unable to retain fluids and electrolytes that affect the functioning of the body. The following are the causes of dehydration.
Diarrhea Or Vomiting: It leads to excessive loss of water from the body leading to dehydration.
Fever: Constant high fever results in dehydration.
Sweating: The body keeps losing water due to sweating, especially after intense physical activities like workouts.
Age: Infants and older people are at higher risk of dehydration.
Chronic Illness: People suffering from chronic problems like diabetes and kidney problems are at a higher risk of dehydration.
Weather: Extremely hot weather increases the chances of dehydration.
Signs And Symptoms Of Dehydration
Everybody faces dehydration but it could mild to severe. In mild cases, drinking water is sufficient. But in severe cases, you could need hospitalization.
• The tongue becomes dry and sticky
• Excessive thirst
• Less frequent urination
• Dark urine
Dehydration signs in children are different from those of grown-up kids and adults. And parents need to be careful about dehydration in kids.
• Dry mouth
• Sunken eyes and cheeks
• Lack of energy and increased … Read more