What is Dehydration?

Know How To Deal With It

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Dehydration is caused by excess loss of body fluids. Not drinking water, sweating, vomiting and diarrhoea are common causes.

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Staying thirsty, less frequent urination, not sweating, headache, dizziness and dry skin are symptoms of dehydration.

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Chronic dehydration

Chronic dehydration can cause nausea, headaches and dizziness. These may worsen as dehydration progresses.

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Kidney disease, hypertension, UTI and impaired brain function are a few risks associated with chronic dehydration.

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Limit intake of caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, and avoid soft drinks and alcohol. Consume at least 3 litres of water every day.

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Replenish fluid levels in the body. Clear fluids like water and broth can help. Intravenous fluids are required in severe cases.

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Rehydration solution

Add ½ tsp salt, 6 tsp sugar in 1L water to make a rehydrating solution. Use the right measurement, avoid excess salt or sugar.

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Hydrating drinks

Coconut water, lemon water, cucumber juice, herbal teas, aloe vera juice and fruit infused water can keep you hydrated.

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 Hydrating foods

Cucumber, watermelon, strawberry, peaches, oranges and lettuce are foods which can prevent dehydration.

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 Prevention for kids

Kids lose fluids and electrolytes. They must have access to water, especially if they're physically active or if it's a warm day.

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