Summer is here. During the summer, especially during scorching days, many people are taken to the hospital because of fainting due to dehydration. Dehydration occurs when more fluids leave the body than enters it. The human body consists of 75% water. Water can be found inside cells, in between the cells, within blood vessels, and is responsible for many bodily functions.
There are many different causes of dehydration.
Symptoms can vary based on the severity of the situation. If someone is suffering from minor dehydration, then their symptoms might include:
In more extreme cases, one might experience the following symptoms:
The apparent treatment for dehydration is to hydrate and increase your water intake. Your fluid intake needs to be:
It is important to note that drinking water isn’t enough to hydrate someone properly. Electrolytes are essential. Electrolytes are tiny particles that carry electrical charges throughout the body. They help the body maintain proper function. For example, electrolytes play a key role in maintaining water around inside and outside cells when you sweat. Therefore, it is essential to drink fluids with electrolytes. You can buy electrolytes in a pharmacy and add them to water, or you can drink soda or juice.
During the summer, it is easy to forget to drink the proper amount of water. However, it can be very harmful to your body. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a water bottle with you everywhere you go!
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