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When the summer season is in full swing, temperatures can rise to dangerous levels. Without the proper knowledge, one can easily become dehydrated. Dehydration happens when there is not enough water stored in the body. In these cases, you should immediately drink water or replenish with other fluids and apply basic first aid for dehydration.
Learn more about how’s and the why’s of dehydration, and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Dehydration is when the body loses more fluid than it takes in. The human body loses a lot of fluid by carrying out normal body functions like sweating or urinating. Whatever fluid we lose, we replenish it by eating or drinking.
Mild cases of dehydration can usually be reversed by simply drinking more liquids. However, dehydration, if left untreated can become severe and may require medical attention.
One common culprit of dehydration is simply not drinking enough water. Nothing beats an ice-cold soda on a hot summer day, but you would be better off drinking cold water to replenish the fluid balance in your body.
If you are a fan of coffee, you may want to limit how much coffee you drink especially if it is a particularly hot day or if you have been engaging in a lot of physical activity. Coffee is a diuretic, which means that it can cause you to pee more. Although the link between dehydration and coffee is still being debated, it is better to avoid this drink if you are trying to stay hydrated.
Dehydration can happen to anyone, but some conditions and factors make some people more prone to dehydration. The following are those who are most at risk:
Mild dehydration might not cause symptoms initially. However, as dehydration gets worse, a person could experience some of the symptoms below.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is best to drink water as soon as possible:
If you are experiencing the following symptoms together with those previously mentioned, call a doctor immediately:
These may be warning signs of severe dehydration and may require immediate dehydration treatment.
Mild dehydration can easily be treated at home by replenishing all the lost fluids and electrolytes. First aid for dehydration entails using an oral rehydration solution to alleviate symptoms caused by dehydration in children. It is recommended that this solution is first given in small amounts to gauge whether or not the child can tolerate it. It is also advised that the solution be diluted with water.
For older children and adults, drinking water with oral rehydration salts can help with mild dehydration. It is important that only clear liquids like water or clear broth be given to a person suffering from dehydration because juice or soda may worsen their condition.
If a person is experiencing dehydration from heat exhaustion, make sure to bring them to a cooler environment. First aid for heat exhaustion also involves immediate replenishing of fluids through water or other beverages that do not contain caffeine or alcohol.
If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from heat exhaustion, you should:
The prevention of dehydration is much easier than treating it. Here are a few easy ways to stay hydrated:
Dehydration can have severe consequences on a person’s health. This is why it is important to remember to stay hydrated if you are located in hot climates, or if you have existing medical conditions that make you more at risk of getting dehydrated. Learn and apply basic first aid for dehydration if the symptoms are mild.
If you or someone you know is feeling faint, or experiencing seizures along with the symptoms of dehydration, call emergency services or see a doctor immediately.
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