One of the biggest health risks you will face during the summer will be dehydration, but because many people tend to think that dehydration only occurs in extreme temperatures, they fail to take the steps to prevent dehydration, and they fail to make sure they are aware of the signs that indicate dehydration might be occurring.
Regardless of whether you tend to spend a lot of time outside during the summer or not, it is still important for you to understand the signs of dehydration so that you can watch for these signs in your own body, as well as in your children’s bodies.
There are all sorts of different headaches that are caused by all sorts of different things, but if you have a headache that feels as if it is starting behind the eyes, there is a very good chance that it is being caused by dehydration; when you have a headache (or when one of your children has a headache), make sure you know where the pain is located, as this will help you determine the cause.
Of course, simply failing to get enough sleep or simply overexerting oneself are a couple of the things that can cause fatigue, but if you have been getting the normal amount of sleep and have not been doing any intense physical exertion, you are probably suffering from dehydration!
A late sign of dehydration is a mouth that feels as if it is made of cotton; if you have not been getting enough water, your mouth will become dry and uncomfortable in an effort to implore you to drink some water!
These signs usually do not begin to pop up until the dehydration has already set in, at which point it will take quite a bit of water to make the symptoms go away, which is one of the things that makes dehydration so tricky; the best bet, then, is for you to always make sure you are drinking enough water (at least a gallon a day!) on a regular basis – especially during the summer – in order to prevent dehydration from occurring!
- Why does dehydration cause headaches? (zocdoc.com)
- Beyond Moderation: The Hangover (fitsugar.com)
- Can lack of sleep cause dehydration (wiki.answers.com)
- Is There Such Thing as Drinking Too Much Water? (fitsugar.com)
- Preventing Dehydration and Overhydration With Meningitis (everydayhealth.com)
- Tips on Staying Hydrated (rcsfoodbank.wordpress.com)
- What is Dehydration – Everything about it (biblehealth.com)
Category: Healthy Body