Signs and symptoms of dehydration.
You know you’re at risk for dehydration after playing sports on a hot day or when you’ve been sick with a stomach virus, but dehydration can happen to anyone in any health condition, in any weather who’s not careful to drink enough. Even mild dehydration has negative effects on your health and if not treated, severe dehydration can lead to heart palpitations, seizures, blood clots, and eventually death.
An overwhelming two-thirds of your body is made up of water. Don’t get enough H20 in your system, and dehydration sets in, causing your body to no longer function properly. Mild dehydration is easily treated by drinking water, but don’t let it get beyond this point or you’ll be in a world of trouble.
Here are a few obvious and not so obvious signs of dehydration.