Blog: HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN I AM DEHYDRATED?



 

If your body is severely dehydrated you may experience fever and chills. Fever, in turn can worsen dehydration and the higher the fever, the more dehydrated you may become. In infants, so called dehydration fever may develop if there is inadequate fluid intake, diarrhoea or vomiting.

 

Some symptoms to look out:

  • You may have increased thirst and a dry sticky mouth, signs of fatigue, confusion or anger
    dehydration can affect your mood and cognitive functions.
  • You may also experience the feeling of very dry eyes or have blurred vision.
  • Headaches or disorientation and light-headedness can also occur during dehydration.
  • You also may experience weakness, dizziness or nausea because the body doesn’t have enough fluid to send to other parts of the body.
  • Muscle cramps may be present as well – this is the result of loss of water and salt in the body.
  • Lack of sweat can be a sign as well. You need to cool down rapidly if you are not sweating anymore.
  • Dark urine is another sign, as well as shrivelled and dry skin. Your skin will lack elasticity and won’t bounce back quickly when you pinch yourself.

 

Stop what you are doing if you notice these symptoms, get under cover/ shade, sponge your body down with water, drink water and electrolytes and take Pegasus Fluid imbalance hourly.