Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration becomes quite evident. You may begin to feel the following,
Dry tongue & mouth
Flushing of skin
Fatigue, extreme tiredness
Loss of appetite
Intolerance towards heat
Light-headedness
Excessive thirst
Urine turning dark
Dry cough



How to Avoid Dehydration

The ideal way to avoid dehydration is to drink fluids before getting thirsty. Thirst is usually a late sign dehydrated and should not be waited for.
To avoid dehydration in summer, people who are planning for heavy physical activity outdoors should drink minimum 1.5 litres of water 2 hours before the activity. After the activity, they should again consume enough fluids.
If diarrhoea and vomiting are observed, immediate check is needed. Fluid replacement may be needed, oral or through IV line.

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