Beware of chronic dehydration symptoms

Symptoms of chronic dehydration can cause dry skin, wrinkles and can harm the liver, joints and muscles.

Did you know that dehydration occurs when as many as 1% or more of the weight of our body loses fluids? When viewed from the reduced amount of fluid from your body, dehydration can be categorized into mild dehydration, moderate and severe.

Mild dehydration

Dehydration of the initial level is not difficult to overcome. Although fluid loss occurs relatively mild, (usually characterized by reduced 1-2% of body weight). However, this level of dehydration can cause the body work less efficiently. Although mild, early stages of dehydration has some risk to the health of our bodies. But it does not need are concerned, because mild dehydration can usually be overcome by replacing the lost fluid.

Moderate dehydration

This level of dehydration occurs when the body loses fluid as much as 3-5% by weight. If this occurs, the strength and endurance can decline significantly, even the main effect is the body will experience a high level of fatigue. If the dehydration of this kind occur constantly, it will result in chronic dehydration can affect kidney function and lead to kidney stone formation. In addition, chronic dehydration can also cause dry skin, wrinkles and can harm the liver, joints and muscles. Not only that, other effects of dehydration is that it can lead to cholesterol problems, headaches, high blood pressure (hypertension), fatigue and constipation.

Severe dehydration 

Occurs when the fluid level in the body lost more than 5% of body weight. Dehydration is very serious will happen when the body loses fluid as much as 10% or even more than the weight of the body. If not treated quickly, the level of dehydration can be very dangerous. To overcome this type of dehydration, required hospitalization or intake of fluid injection into a blood vessel to restore body fluids that have a lot missing.

Keep in mind that thirst is not a good indicator for the symptoms of dehydration. If you're thirsty, it is likely that dehydration effects that you experience. To know the symptoms of dehydration in adults, the following indications:

Dry mouth (xerostomia),
Chapped lips or dry,
Dry eyes,
Decreased elasticity of the skin,
Sweaty hands and feet,
Severe headache,
Confused and sensitive,
Loss of appetite,
&Burning sensation in the stomach,
Feeling "empty stomach" or pain in the abdomen,
Limited urine and dark with a strong aroma.

Not only occurs in adults, dehydration can also occur in infants. Infants who are dehydrated usually looks pale and his eyes glazed. Other symptoms can also be seen from at least urine is released by your baby. Check also the crown of the baby or so-called Fontanelle. Be careful, if the fontanelle looked sunken, then your baby is dehydrated! This examination can be seen in infants aged 12-18 months, because at that age the baby crown will usually be close.
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