Why are you dehydrated?
Common causes and how you may feel.
Heavy sweating reduces fluid and electrolytes, which can cause mild to moderate dehydration. Did you know dehydration can impact your sports performance?
Travelers are at risk of dehydration from traveler's diarrhea and the potentially dehydrating effects of air travel. We should just write something.
Alcohol is a diuretic, stimulating your body to produce more urine. You’ll feel the effects when fluids and electrolytes leave your body without being replaced.
Hot weather can cause your body's core temperature to rise. This usually causes a higher sweat rate, resulting in lost fluid and electrolytes.
An elevated body temperature above 98° F is often accompanied by increased sweating which leads to fluid and electrolyte loss.
Vomiting & Diarrhea
A stomach flu or food poisoning can cause a large loss of fluid and electrolytes. The biggest risk associated with this is dehydration.
What signs should you look out for?
Loss of Skin Elasticity