Effects of Dehydration

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.

IV BagLose 5% of your body’s fluid and you will start to feel:

  • Thirst
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Increase in Pulse

Lose 10% of your fluid and you will experience:

  • Headaches
  • Pins & Needles feeling or tingling
  • Loss of ability to walk and speak clearly

Lose 15% and you will experience:

  • Impaired Vision
  • Delirium

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
  • Fatigue
  • Dry Skin & or Lips
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