5 signs of dehydration apart from feeling thirsty that you might miss

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To maintain overall health, regular hydration is crucial. Since your cells require water to function, humans can only go without liquids for a short period of time. 

Sadly, many adults and children don't drink enough water, which can result in chronic dehydration.

Here are some potential symptoms of dehydration that you should be aware of, apart from feeling thirsty.

Remember that these signs may also point to an underlying medical issue that is unrelated to dehydration. It's necessary to see a health professional for the right treatment if you're exhibiting one or more of these symptoms.

Heart palpitations

Dehydration can result in palpitations, a hammering, fluttering, or irregular heartbeat as well as other cardiac symptoms. 

Lack of fluid intake can harm one's entire health, especially their heart. Dehydration may influence heart function in various ways, including by negatively affecting blood vessel function and changing blood pressure regulation. In addition, dehydration can impair heart function in adults who are engaged in strenuous physical activity in the extreme heat.

Dark-colored urine and low urine output

Your urine will be a darker colour and you won't urinate very frequently if you aren't getting enough fluids. When your body is holding onto more water and not excreting it in urine, your urine may appear darker in colour. As a result, the concentration of bodily wastes like salt and urea in the urine increases. Remember that there are additional factors that might change the colour of your urine, such as the usage of drugs and B vitamins, which can cause urine to turn bright yellow.


You may experience regular headaches if you are not drinking enough fluids. Although dehydration and headaches are closely related, the exact mechanism through which dehydration causes headaches is unknown. According to one idea, the body losing fluid causes the blood vessels in the brain to stretch, which causes headaches. However, researchers admit that dehydration-related headaches likely have various underlying processes and that some people may be more vulnerable to them than others. 

According to several studies, those who suffer from migraines may experience fewer headache symptoms if they drink more water.

Dry skin, decreased skin elasticity, and cracked lips

Dry skin, chapped lips, and diminished skin suppleness are some of the most typical symptoms of dehydration. 
Dehydration may be a factor in the development of dry skin, a dry mouth, and chapped or cracked lips. 

It's crucial to get the proper diagnosis if you have dry skin or cracked lips even though you're drinking the recommended amounts of water. This is especially true if you experience these symptoms even when you're not dehydrated.

Light-headedness and dizziness

You can experience lightheadedness and dizziness from dehydration, especially when you stand up. 

The medical name for a drop in blood pressure when you stand up or sit up is orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension can result from dehydration. Older persons, who are more susceptible to dehydration and low blood volume, frequently experience this.

Until next time, folks!
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