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80% of all adults suffer from mild dehydration. Learn what it is and if you are one of the 80%.
DEHYDRATION IS THE ROOT CAUSE
OF MANY SICKNESSES AND DISEASES!
WHAT IS DEHYDRATION?
Water is the single most important element of any health program and is vital to your body's cells and your good health. If your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions, you are dehydrated. Anyone can become dehydrated but older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk. If you don't keep your body fluids at their normal levels, you can quickly suffer some serious consequences.
HOW DO YOU GET DEHYDRATED?
Dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in. Becoming dehydrated is easier than you think. As little as a 2% water loss can cause it. This can easily happen when people are confined to bed with pneumonia, a cold, the flu or other serious illness, have fever, diarrhea or vomiting, sweat excessively from exercise or physical labor during hot weather, or simply don't drink enough water.
Also, eating too much protein will cause the kidneys to excrete too much water and you can become dehydrated.
LIQUIDS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DEHYDRATION.
When counting your daily water intake, don't include coffee, tea, sodas or alcohol. These liquids may be diuretic and do not replace water. They will ultimately dehydrate your body as they cause a net loss of your body's water reserves.
If you drink any of these liquids, it's important that you drink a few extra glasses of water to offset this net loss.
4 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION.
The signs and symptoms of mild dehydration are as follows:
1. You become very thirsty;
2. There is a decrease in your urine output;
3. You may have a dry, sticky mouth. As we grow older, this sign is gradually blunted and can disappear entirely; and
4. You have less energy and tire very easily.
5 DISTINCT CONDITIONS THAT MAY INDICATE DEHYDRATION.
There are also five distinct conditions that indicate states of dehydration. These include:
4. Constipation; and
5. Type II Diabetes.
These conditions help your body conserve water and/or protect vital areas of your body from the ravishing effects of dehydration.
If you don't drink sufficient water and you become dehydrated, your body will allocate water from less vital parts/functions to more critical areas such as your cardiovascular, nervous, and muscular systems.
Dehydration Is Stealing The Health Of Most Adults – Especially Senior Citizens.
Continued In Part 2.