Top 5 Signs of Dehydration

Dr. Amar Amale    09-09-2020 Consult

The human body is made up of approximately 70-percent water. So it makes sense that fluids are vital for the majority of our bodily functions-protecting our joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen to cells, and sustaining body temperature. It also makes sense that the body can become dehydrated fairly quickly due to excess perspiration, hot weather, sun exposure, and lack of fluids throughout the day.

1. Fatigue Sets In
When the body suffers from chronic dehydration, blood flow and blood pressure drop due to a lack of water and oxygen in the blood. Basically, dehydration results when the body loses more water than it takes in. This naturally causes the muscles and nerve function to literally burn out due to profuse sweating after exertion.

2. Frequent Rashes on Your Skin
The effects of dehydration normally appear on the outside of our bodies, because water detoxifies and hydrates every part of the body, including the skin. Without adequate water, toxins build up on our skin, resulting in many different skin disorders. Acne, psoriasis, eczema, and discoloration can all occur as a result of dehydration.

3. Sudden Lightheadedness
When your blood pressure drops due to dehydration, dizziness often follows if you stand up too quickly. This type of dehydration-related condition is referred to as orthostatic hypotension by medical professionals. Many people wouldn't consider a lack of water as potentially dangerous.

4. Fast heartbeat

Being properly hydrated influences your heart rate and performance. Specifically, the absence of water in the body prompts thicker blood and reduces the volume of the plasma, which causes fast heart rate.

If you encounter these indications, you have to drink some water, to check if your condition moves forward. If not, you have to consult your specialist.

5. Food cravings
In various cases, we can think we are hungry, when in fact we are thirsty. Therefore, you should first drink a glass of water before you decide to eat something.
Moreover, on account of water loss and loss of electrolytes, the body requires salty nourishments. In these cases, you should consume a sports drink which has sodium, or you can drink a blend of some lemon juice, water, and salt.