There are several symptoms of dehydration, more common in summer. Knowing what they are and identifying them is recommended when it comes to knowing when it is time to drink water, even if it is late.
One of the most recommended guidelines when it comes to enjoying good health goes through the recommended consumption of water every day, something that is essential for our body to function properly.
Not in vain, water is one of the most essential foods for life. For this reason, you should always try to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day (if you exercise, you should drink an extra supply of liquid: hydration during exercise).
Water, for example, helps us purify the kidneys, something fundamental when it comes to eliminating the different toxins that our body does not need, also helping us against fluid retention.
For all these reasons, there are several benefits of drinking water. But, sometimes, the amount of liquids necessary for the body is not drunk. And when the symptoms of dehydration appear, it is usually already too late.
There are several symptoms of dehydration. Knowing them helps to identify them and, above all, not to try to make them appear, always consuming plenty of fluids every day:
- Stomach burning sensation
- gastric acidity
- Dryness of the skin and mucous membranes
- excessive tiredness
These tend to be the most common symptoms of dehydration. But when dehydration increases and becomes severe, it is advisable to monitor the following symptoms:
- rapid pulse
- drop in blood pressure
- Fluid retention
- Hollow eyes
To avoid these symptoms, it is always best to try to consume 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day, although it also helps to drink other liquids such as teas, natural juices or infusions.
How to avoid thirst and dehydration in summer:
When we find ourselves in summer, especially because of the heat and because we are away from home (for example, in the place where we are enjoying those long-awaited vacations), it is common for us not to drink the amount of water that our body needs to function well.
Precisely for this reason, it is common for us to feelcertain dehydration in summer, especially if we do not know how many glasses of water to drink a day, and if we do not know what the symptoms of dehydration are. Although by the way, when they appear it is already “too late”.
But there are basic guidelines that allow us to avoid dehydration in summer. We explain which ones:
If you are in your vacation spot, the first thing you should do is always try to make sure that, wherever you go, you will always have a bottle of mineral water with you.
For example, if you are going to spend a day at the beach, it is vitally important that you get a beach cooler and carry one or two fresh bottles of water in it. You will have them at hand whenever you are thirsty, and especially when the heat is tight.
Although being away from home it is more or less difficult to know how many glasses of water we have drunk, calculating the size of the water bottle will be more useful.
Remember that the key is to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day. Do not wait for thirst to appear, and therefore the symptoms of dehydration.