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Dehydration

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Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in

The human body is made up largely of water, so you need the right balance of fluids in your system for good health. Along with the fluids, the body also needs electrolytes, which are salts normally found in blood, other fluids, and cells.

You may lose excessive body fluids in a variety of ways:

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Breathing
  • Urination

If the body loses a substantial amount of fluids and salts and they are not quickly restored, the body starts to "dry up" or get dehydrated.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Dehydration in Children

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Flushed face

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Cramping in the limbs

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Extreme thirst

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Few or no tears while crying

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Dry, warm skin

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Sleepiness

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Cannot pass urine or reduced amounts, dark yellow in color

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Dizziness made worse when you are standing

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Headaches

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Increased irritability

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Dry mouth, dry tongue, with thick saliva

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Increased thirst

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Dry skin

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Dry Mouth, Lips and Tongue

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Muscle weakness

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Headache

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Light-headedness

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Tired or sleepiness

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Decreased urine volume

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Dizziness

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Yellowish urine

Dehydration in Adults

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USE THIS URINE COLOUR CHART TO ASSESS YOUR HYDRATION LEVEL

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1 to 2

Hydrated

Pale, odorless and plentiful urine is often an indication that you are well hydrated.
Advice: Keep drinking at the same rate.

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3 to 4

Mildly Hydrated

Slightly darker yellow urine can indicate that you need to drink more water.
Advice: Drink a glass of water now.

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5 to 6

Dehydrated

Medium-dark yellow urine is often an indication that you are dehydrated.
Advice: Drink 2-3 glasses of water now.

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7 to 8

Very Dehydrated

Darker, strong-smelling urine in small amounts can be a sign of dehydration.
Advice: Drink a large bottle of water immediately.