Dehydration can be a particularly nasty experience and can result in a number of serious side-effects. The minor side effects of dehydration range from the irritating such as nausea and vomiting to serious and potentially life-threatening consequences such as organ failure.
By educating yourself in treating and avoiding dehydration, you minimise the risk of sustaining such an ailment, and harbour the capability to help others, too.
Treating and avoiding dehydration
Here are five tips on treating and avoiding dehydration:
- Drink plenty of water: Prevention is better than the cure and the first and most obvious way to avoid dehydration is to consume plenty of water. Ensure that you take sips and not gulps of water.
- Factor in exercise: Depending on the activity you are doing, you may need to increase your water intake accordingly. For example, you will need to drink more water in order to prevent dehydration when undertaking strenuous physical activity such as sport.
- Avoid diuretics: A diuretic is a substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes beverages such as coffee. An increased production of urine means that more water is lost by the body, accelerating the effects of dehydration.
- Get out of sunlight: If you’re feeling dehydrated, it is important to get out of direct sunlight and find a cool, shaded spot in which to rest.
- Get plenty of rest: Place your feet up and get plenty of rest and remember to drink plenty of fluids in order to rehydrate your body.
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