5 signs of dehydration. How to deal with them?

Fluid is lost when we go to the toilet, sweat, speak, and even if we breathe through our mouths at night. Some medications can also exacerbate dehydration, so it’s worth paying attention to this in any prescriptions you may be taking,» explains public health scientist and dietitian Dr. Federica Amati in Vogue.

Regular routine activities in your daily schedule can also cause dehydration. Sitting down for your favorite Armenian coffee «served surj,» meeting friends for cocktails with a high alcohol content, or engaging in sports. All the lost fluid from the aforementioned activities must be replenished afterward.

Dehydration is most dangerous for the elderly or very young. While for some it is an obvious feeling, others, especially the elderly and newborns, may not notice it as much.

Key signs of dehydration


Feeling thirsty is a key sign of dehydration.

Changes in urine color

A healthy color is light yellow. Otherwise, if it is dark yellow, orange, or even light brown, it could be a sign of dehydration. Infrequent trips to the bathroom are another signal.


According to Dr. Maruthappu, for our brains to function properly, they require proper hydration. Even a slight decrease in fluid levels can reduce productivity and mental sharpness. Difficulties with concentration, dizziness, fatigue, and lethargy may occur.

Dull skin

Dull skin with possible flakiness is another sign of dehydration.

According to experts, dehydration in the long term can seriously affect overall health. This includes skin quality, immunity, and mental clarity, as well as the body’s ability to maintain normal blood pressure.

How to effectively combat the problem?

Respond to your thirst

Contrary to popular belief, there is no strict rule about how much water we all should drink. «It’s individual and depends on who you are, what you do, and how hot or dry your home is,» adds Dr. Amati.

Consume water in different forms

«Watermelons, cucumbers, and oranges are great examples of foods that help prevent dehydration,» explains Dr. Maruthappu. They contain high levels of water.

Replenish after sweating

Electrolytes help regulate water levels in the body. Try incorporating these foods into your daily diet. For example, natural coconut water is rich in electrolytes. It will help address the issue. However, you need to be slightly vigilant as some manufacturers add sugar to this product. It is the sugar that should be avoided.

Avoid alcohol

Alcohol is a diuretic. Thus, it increases the rate of fluid excretion through the body.

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