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Dehydration is a condition that happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in. This means that your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to function normally.
The symptoms of mild dehydration are:
dry, sticky mouth
decreased urine output
few or no tears when crying
Severe dehydration, which is considered a medical emergency can cause:
irritability or confusion
lack of sweating
low blood pressure
Staying hydrated is very important while you're receiving breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can cause dehydration. But other treatment side effects, such as vomiting and diarrhea, can cause you to become dehydrated, too.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you have any of the symptoms of severe dehydration. Together you can deal with the underlying cause of your dehydration.
Experts say that drinking 64-96 ounces of water a day will keep you hydrated....
Of all of the changes we have discussed during the past few months, one of the most important is hydration .
Water helps to flush toxins from the body, regulate body temperature, cushion joints and protect your tissues. When your body does not have adequate hydration it can not work in the most efficient manner. Water is the best way to meet these hydration requirements. The easiest way to determine how much water you need is to divide your weight in half . That will be the total number of ounces of water you should be consuming in one day. For example, someone weighing 120 pounds would need about 60oz of water per day. You can also use a Hydration Calculator that will take into account added variables, like diarrhea. For some people with IBD, keeping hydrated can be difficult. Diarrhea from IBD side effects can exacerbate dehydration. When you aren't feeling well, it can also be hard to down enough liquids to meet the requirements fo...
The human body is 65% water. Simply put, dehydration occurs as the result of excessive loss of water from the body — when we lose more water than we take in. It's a bit more complicated than that since the body loses valuable electrolytes as well. That's why sports drinks have become so popular; they replenish electrolytes as well as just fluid. Dehydration can be a major issue, both in and of itself and as a Migraine or headache trigger. Many people mistakenly think dehydration occurs only in hot weather, and that you're not dehydrated if you're not thirsty. Both of these misconceptions lead to many cases of dehydration every year, some of them quite serious. Let's take a look at dehydration, what it does to the body, how to treat it, and — perhaps most importantly — how to prevent it. Dehydration basics: It takes an average of 64 to 80 ounces to replace the water our bodies lose in 24 hours. Under normal circumstances, how much...
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