When your body is dehydrated, you can suffer from blood clots and even seizures. Mild dehydration can also set back your energy levels. It is, therefore, important to catch on the early detection of dehydration. We got Dr Manish Kakde of Seawoods Hospital to share the symptoms of dehydration.
Increased thirst: Excessive thirst is one of the most visible symptoms of dehydration. It is your body’s way of telling you that it is running low in water.
Dry skin: When you are dehydrated, you do not have enough blood volume so your skin tends to become scorched. So check with your doctor if you suffer from dry and itchy skin.
Bad breath: Dehydration can prevent your body from making enough saliva. When saliva is not produced in the mouth, there can be a bacterial overgrowth which can lead to bad breath.
Decreased urination: When your body is dehydrated you will not feel the urge of urinating frequently. Also, check for the colour of the urine as orange and yellow colour urine can indicate dehydration. When you are well-hydrated, your urine will be clear with a yellow tinge.
Dizziness: You may experience light-headedness when you are dehydrated. Your energy levels go down because of the low fluid levels in the body because of which you tend to become dizzy.
Constipation: One of the most common signs of dehydration is constipation. Lack of fluid in your body can hinder the bowel regulation and thus lead to constipation.