Dehydration is not something that should be taken lightly. While drinking fluids is usually enough to treat mild dehydration, severe dehydration can be a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention and intravenous fluids. Knowing what the symptoms of dehydration look like, can help you prevent a dangerous life threatening situation.
Lose 5% of your body’s fluid and you will start to feel:
- Increase in Pulse
Lose 10% of your fluid and you will experience:
- Pins & Needles feeling or tingling
- Loss of ability to walk and speak clearly
Lose 15% and you will experience:
- Impaired Vision
Lose more than 15% and chances are you will experience DEATH!
Watch for these obvious signs of dehydration, which include:
- Dark sunken eyes
- Dark & Smelly Urine
- Dry Skin & or Lips