All About Dehydration

Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. Dehydration is a major cause of infant illness and death throughout the world and hospitalisation for the elderly. On an average, 10 cup of fluid a day is lost through sweating, exhaling, urinating and bowel movements. Adults require 2-3 L of fluids per day.

Here are a few causes of dehydration :

  • Blood loss or hypotension due to physical trauma.
  • Loss of fluid through weeping burns or other injury
  • Crying
  • Hyperthermia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Shock (hypovolemic)
  • Vomiting or nausea

Here are a few common signs and symptoms of dehydration that you should look out for :

  • Thirst
  • Headache
  • General discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry Skin
  • Decreased urine volume
  • Confusion
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Irritability

So what should we do about it? Well, drink some water..duh. Other than water, here is a list of some hydrating foods that you can include in your diet :

  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Celery
  • Grapefruit
  • Radish
  • Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli

Alternatively you can read my post on infused detox water recipes that you may find helpful.

Reference : http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/7-scary-things-that-dehydration-does-to-your-body-plus-10-super-hydrating-foods-for-rapid-recovery/

2 Comments Add yours

  1. gpavants says:

    Garima,

    I am thirsty now.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Drink Up Gary.

      Liked by 1 person

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