Signs of dehydration

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids than it takes in.

Recognizing its signs is crucial for staying healthy.

Thirst: Feeling thirsty means your body needs fluids.

It’s a primary early sign of dehydration.

Dark Urine: If your urine is dark yellow or amber, you might be dehydrated.

Lighter-colored urine indicates proper hydration.

Dry Mouth and Skin: A dry mouth and skin signal dehydration.

Lips and skin might feel dry or sticky.

Fatigue: Dehydration can lead to tiredness and low energy levels.

Stay hydrated to maintain vitality.

Dizziness and Headaches: Lack of fluids can cause dizziness and headaches.

Drinking water helps alleviate them.

Infrequent Urination: Reduced urination frequency and volume can indicate dehydration.

Muscle Cramps: Dehydration might result in muscle cramps and discomfort.

Confusion and Irritability: Inadequate hydration can affect cognitive function and mood, leading to confusion or irritability.

Rapid Heartbeat: Dehydration may cause an increased heart rate.

Sunken Eyes: Eyes appearing sunken or darker circles forming can be a sign of dehydration.

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