How can I tell if I'm dehydrated?

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asked Apr 24, 2022 in Other- Health by Ibeenlovingblind (2,780 points)
How can I tell if I'm dehydrated?

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answered Apr 25, 2022 by Blaesing (3,900 points)
The signs of dehydration include.

Feeling very thirsty.
Dry mouth.
Urinating and sweating less than usual.
Dark-colored urine.
Dry skin.
Feeling tired.

You should go to the ER or call 911 for dehydration if you experience any of the below symptoms.

Signs that you should go to the ER for dehydration include.

Urinating small amounts of dark-colored urine.
Not urinating.
Severe diarrhea or vomiting.
Muscle cramps.
Weakness and dizziness.
Sunken eyes.
Dry and shriveled skin with little elasticity.

If you start noticing that you're getting dehydrated then you should drink some water or other hydrating liquids to help overcome the dehydration.

Make sure you drink water or other liquids before you get thirsty to keep your body from becoming dehydrated and make sure that you drink more water during hot weather as you lose a lot of water through sweat.

If you notice severe dehydration or notice someone getting severely dehydrated you need medical attention right away so either get to the emergency room or call 911.

If the person becomes unresponsive and is dehydrated call 911 because being dehydrated can cause someone to not be responsive when you try to wake them up.

Other signs that someone is severely dehydrated are fainting, sunken eyes, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, dizzy feeling, very dry skin, pale skin, dark yellow pee or not peeing at all and Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion or irritability.

If you notice or experience any of those signs you should get to the ER to get treated because if you don't get hydrated properly again you or that person could die.

Dehydration is condition caused by the loss of too much fluid from the body.

It happens when you are losing more fluids than you are taking in, and your body does not have enough fluids to work properly.

The signs and symptoms of dehydration in adults, kids and babies and toddlers include.

Dry mouth and tongue.
No tears when crying.
No wet diapers in babies or toddlers for three hours.
Sunken eyes, cheeks.
Sunken soft spot on top of skull.
Listlessness or irritability.

Dehydration can also lead to a loss of strength and stamina.

It's a main cause of heat exhaustion.

You should be able to reverse dehydration at this stage by drinking more fluids.

If dehydration is ongoing (chronic), it can affect your kidney function and increase the risk of kidney stones.

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