Dangers Of Dehydration

In our blog earlier this month we discussed the many benefits of water for your body and your overall health. With this information in mind, some may wonder what exactly happens when we don’t drink enough water and we become dehydrated? Well, given that our body so heavily relies on water for many of its functions, being dehydrated can be quite dangerous.

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than it takes in. Common ways to become dehydrated include excessive sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea. When too much water is lost from the body, its organs, cells and tissues fail to function as they should, which can lead to dangerous complications including…

  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased thirst
  • Decreased urination
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache

In addition, severe dehydration can cause…

  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled skin
  • Dark urine

Luckily, there are many remedies available for dehydration including rehydrating methods, electrolyte replacement, and treatment for symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. If you are dehydrated, avoid drinks including soda, sweetened beverages, caffeine, and alcohol as they can worsen your dehydration.

Avoid becoming dehydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day, especially as temperatures rise or if you are exercising. It doesn’t hurt to keep a couple of packets of Moxifit’s electrolytes in your purse or your car to ensure your body is getting what it needs to beat the summer heat!