What Is Dehydration?
It is the loss or removal of water. Without having enough water, your body has a hard time functioning. People can lose water by:
- Excessive sweating
- Peeing a lot due to medical issues or prescriptions
What Are the Signs and Symptoms Of Dehydration?
Signs of mild or moderate dehydration include:
- Dry or sticky mouth
- Not peeing very much
- Dark yellow pee
- Dry, cool skin
- Muscle cramps
Signs of severe dehydration include:
- Not peeing or having very dark yellow pee
- Very dry skin
- Feeling dizzy
- Rapid heartbeat
- Rapid breathing
- Sunken eyes
- Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion or irritability, hallucinations
Sometimes just drinking water or an electrolyte sports drink isn’t enough to rehydrate.
The quickest and most beneficial way to rehydrate would be with intravenous therapy. The sessions usually last about 20-30 minutes. Getting intravenous hydration done frequently is best.
The Benefits Of Rehydration Therapy Are:
- It rehydrates you faster than water
- It provides electrolytes
- Some helpful substances can be added to the IV for hydration
- It’s the best choice when you are nauseous