Dehydration is state of body where our water level in our body goes down. Our body does not have enough water as it require. The water imbalance in our body disturbs other functions of our body. One may suffer from several kind of dehydration. Depending upon losing of water in our body one has mild, moderate or severe dehydration.
There are many myths regarding dehydration. Common myths of dehydration are as follow:
- Body dehydrate when you are thirsty
Our body requires enough water to keep our body hydrates. Thirst is the first stage where there are chances of dehydrating. When you are thirsty, then the fluid level in your body goes down. It is not danger to your body. But, it is assumed that there is 1% of reduction of your body fluid. If one is thirsty, then don’t avoid drinking water. Drink as much as water to keep your body hydrated.
- Proper quantity of water intake daily
We all heard that it is necessary to have eight glass of water daily. Everyone needs to follow this rule to keep our body hydrated. It is not necessary to drink water if you’re not thirsty. But, keep in mind that you should drink as much water that is required for your body. There are some food products that provide more quantity of water. More water is provided from products such as tea, fruits juices, coffee etc. There are also fruits like watermelons and cucumber that provide lump sum amount of water to our body.
- Dehydration not harmful
Dehydration is not hazardous to the body when it is mild and moderate. One may feel uncomfortable during dehydration. In mild and moderate, one may suffer from thirst, headache, a decrease in urine flow, dark color and strong smell urine, feeling dizzy etc. Serious reactions to dehydration are affecting kidney failure, swelling of the brain and also lead to death. At initial stage, if not prevented it may lead to serious urine problem, confusion etc. Dehydration symptoms observed in children and older should be taken seriously. Some the serious symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhea etc.
- Normal urine is a healthy sign of hydrating.
Normal urine means the color of your urine should be light or normal yellow. Dehydration affects your urine. Therefore, change in your urine color is a sign of dehydration. If your body is hydrated, then you will have normal yellow color urine. Yellow color urine indicates solid practical such as potassium, sodium, nitrogen, and chloride is excreted from the body. Urine color indicates the intensity of a mixture of water in the kidney with solid. Darker and strong urine smells indicate more intakes. More water in the body, light urine color. Water
less in the body, darker urine color. Therefore, have enough water daily to prevent dehydration.
- Avoid excess drinking water
Preventing from dehydration, we need to drink more water. But, drinking too much water as our body required is also dangerous. Drinking of too much may lead to Hyponatremia. In such condition, sodium in our body becomes abnormal. There are symptoms such headache, vomiting, confusion, nausea, and fatigue.