Do not ignore the symptoms of severe dehydration

Severe dehydration occurs when the body loses a lot of fluid compared to the incoming fluid. This condition is generally recognizable from feeling very thirsty and the body feels weak. Never underestimate severe dehydration, because it can trigger conditions that harm your body.

In general, water has a very important role for the body, among others, to facilitate digestion, remove waste substances and toxins, moisturize the eyes and joints, and maintain healthy skin. If your body lacks lots of fluids and gets severely dehydrated, your organs will not function properly.

Recognizing Dehydration Symptoms Weight

Dehydration and severe dehydration can be experienced by anyone. Especially people who consume less drinking water than the fluid needed by the body. Each person's fluid needs vary, depending on age, environment, and activities performed.

In addition to rarely drinking, severe dehydration can be caused by several things, among others, because diarrhea, diabetes, consume lots of alcohol, spend a lot of sweat because of fever, working out , or work in hot weather.

Severe dehydration is generally characterized by a very thirsty feeling. However, thirst can not always be a benchmark. For example, elderly (elderly) usually do not feel thirsty even though her body has been dehydrated. It is therefore important to notice other severe dehydration symptoms, such as:

    Feeling dizzy and confused.
    Feeling weak, tired, and wanting to faint.
    The frequency of urination is very rare and urine is dark.

Dehydration in infants and children, may have different symptoms. Notice the symptoms of dehydration, such as dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, baby diapers not wet by urine more than three hours, lethargic or fussy. In addition, in the eyes and cheeks, and the crown of a child who is dehydrated, can appear concave.

Risks Threatening Due to Dehydration Weight

When dehydrated lightly, you simply consume drinking water so that the fluid needs in the body can be met. However, if you have severe dehydration, you may need to get medical treatment at the hospital. The medical team will provide intravenous fluid intake.

If left untreated, severe dehydration may trigger a number of conditions and health problems, including:

    When electrolyte levels in the body are unbalanced, muscle contraction can occur and a person will experience convulsions and sometimes loss of consciousness.
    Hot weather injury
    This condition occurs because sweating a lot due to heavy activity but not accompanied by sufficient fluid intake. Symptoms vary from mild spasms from hot air to heat stings.
    Kidney disorders
    Repeated and prolonged dehydration can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract infections, to kidney failure.
    Hypovolemic shock
    This condition occurs when the blood pressure and oxygen levels in the body decreases due to insufficient blood volume. This condition is very dangerous because it can be life threatening.

Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water before, during and after activities. If necessary, add the consumption of drinking water while doing a lot of heavy activity in the open space.