It's important to stay hydrated in winter even when you don't feel thirsty.
Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
- Sticky and dry mouth.
- Extreme fatigue.
- Flaky and dry skin.
- Dry eyes even while crying.
- Less urine.
- Muscular cramps.
Effects of Dehydration on Your Body
Chronic dehydration can
- Weaken your kidney function and cause renal failure.
- Cause formation of kidney stones.
- Lead to constipation.
- Damage your muscles.
- Heat stroke.
- Cerebral oedema.
- Hypovolemic shock.
How to Prevent Dehydration
- Drink sufficient water (at least 8 to 10 glasses every day).
- Increase intake of fruits and vegetables.
- Take more fluids when you are physically active.
- If you are dehydrated due to diarrhoea or vomiting, take oral rehydration solutions.