All About Dehydration
Let’s talk all about dehydration. Did you know that the human body is made up of about 75 percent water? This is so important because without this water, the human body will not survive. It is also said that water is constantly lost throughout the day with anything that we do, even breathing. Because of this, it’s important to be able to understand when your body is in need of more water.
Medical News Today says that the human body has a water management system that keeps all of our water levels balanced. It even moves water to specific places that it feels need it the most. Eventually, there won’t be much water to go around, which is when dehydration begins. At that point you need to make sure that you are focused on nursing yourself back to hydration. We usually drink water whenever we feel thirsty. What a lot of people don’t know is that a lot of the time, dehydration happens way before we even feel it.
While a lot of the time the cause of dehydration can be because you’re not ingesting enough liquids. There can also be different causes like:
- Vomiting- one of the number one reasons that we experience loss of fluids. It also makes it harder to replace water solely by drinking it.
- Diarrhea – the most common cause of The large intestine usually absorbs water from food matter but when you have diarrhea, it prevents that from happening.
- Sweating- this is a way of cooling your body down but it also releases a large amount of water. If you don’t replace it, then you become dehydrated.
As you can see, there are some specific causes of dehydration. There are also specific groups of people that are at higher risk of becoming dehydrated like athletes, people with chronic illnesses, infants, and children. Dehydration in older adults is also common but their biggest reason for becoming dehydrated is simply because they aren’t drinking much water.
It’s always important to keep an eye out on the symptoms to see if you need to contact your physician:
- Dry Mouth
- Weakness in Muscles
Dehydration can be easily fixed but can become a serious problem if it goes unchecked.
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Crosta, Peter. “What You Should Know About Dehydration.” Medical News Today, 20 December 2017, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153363.