Dehydration

What You Should Know 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.This causes a lot of dehydration. Because of this, it’s important to be able to understand when your body is in need of more water.

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 needs it the most. Eventually there wont 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 but a lot of the times, dehydration happens way before we have that feeling. 

While a lot of the times the cause of dehydration can be because you’re not ingesting enough liquids. According to WebMD there can also be different causes like:

  • Vomiting- one of the leads to loss of fluids and also makes it harder to replace water solely by drinking it.
  • Diarrhea – the most common of dehydration. The large intestine usually absorbs water form 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. 

As you can see, there are some specific causes of dehydration but there are also specific groups of people that are at higher risk of becoming dehydrated like athletes, people with chronic illnesses, infants, children. Dehydration is 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
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness in Muscles
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Dehydration can be easily fixed but can become a serious problem if it goes unchecked.

Here at the IV Lounge we offer many different drips to rehydrate you and help you feel better like the Immune Support Cocktail. Call us to hear more information and make an appointment today.