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Dehydration occurs when your body does not obtain as much water as it needs.
Typically you will dehydrate after being in the sun too long or working out and not drinking enough,
In this article we are going to help you recognize the signs of dehydration and give you some ways to avoid it.
General Dehydration Signs
You may think that you have become dehydrated when your mouth becomes dry and and you feel thirsty, but that is often not the case.
Thirst isn't always the most reliable indicator of dehydration.
Many people do not feel thirsty until they are already dehydrated.
Here are some signs you might be dehydrated:
● Signs of fatigue, anger, or confusion
There have been studies that have found that mild levels of dehydration is linked to cognitive functions and moods.
According to a study from the University of Connecticut's Human Performance Laboratory, mild dehydration can modify a person's energy, mood, and ability to think clearly. The researcher interpreted mild dehydration as a roughly 1.5% loss in the average volume of water in the body.
● Blurred vision or dry eyes
When you are dehydrated, it may cause you to overly strain your eyes. You may notice that it causes discomfort to move your eyes around.
When your body is losing more water than it is provided with, your body will try to regulate the remaining amounts of water in your body and transfer it to the most important organs. This may cause your natural tear production to reduce, resulting in dry and uncomfortable eyes.
● Lack of sweat
When your body is not provided with an adequate amount of water, you may notice that you aren't sweating like you normally would, or you have stopped producing sweat at all.
● Muscle cramps
When you are dehydrated, you may begin to feel cramping in your muscles from electrolyte loss or vitamin B or D deficiency.
● Dry or sticky mouth
Dry mouth most commonly occurs when the salivary glands in your mouth fail to produce an adequate amount of saliva. Although dry mouths can also be the result of underlying problems or medical conditions, it is often because you are not providing your body with enough water.
The progression of dehydration
The first sign of dehydration occurs mentally, including a decrease in the ability to concentrate and alertness.
Those who suffer from mild dehydration may also experience headaches and exhaustion.
As your body continues to lose more water, the blood becomes thicker as blood volume reduces, which leads to an increase in heart rate.
This domino effect causes the body to increase its inability to lose heat, which can cause heatstroke .
Mild to Moderate Dehydration
Symptoms for mild to moderate dehydration include:
- dry mouth
- increased thirst
- fatigue or tiredness
- decreased urination
- less tear production
- dry skin
- headaches or migraines
When mild to moderate dehydration is not taken care of it could lead to severe dehydration. Along with the symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration, the symptoms of severe dehydration is likely to include:
- excessive thirst
- rapid heart rate
- lack of sweat production
- shriveled skin
- low blood pressure
- rapid breathing
- sunken eyes
- dark urine
Rehydrating with Reset IV
When it comes to rehydrating your body IV therapy is the best option out there.
IV therapy works better for dehydration than regular drinking as the fluids that you need bypass the stomach and are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Reset IV offers IV therapy from the comfort of your own home. Our products are administered by a friendly nurse who will explain the entire process to you and put you at ease.
Reset IV Locations
Currently Reset IV offers IV therapy in the following locations:
If you have not been drinking enough you may experience sign of dehydration.
However, IV therapy can quickly help you recover your lost water and vitamin levels.
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