People with dry mouth have insufficient saliva in their mouths. Dehydration, mouth breathing, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, certain medications, nerve damage, and obstructions in your salivary ducts can all cause this condition. So can hormonal changes experienced during menopause and pregnancy and medical conditions like diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, HIV, and infections that affect your salivary glands. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and having caffeine can also be contributing factors.
Early signs of dehydration include sunken eyes, looking lethargic, moving around slowly, dry nose, and excessive panting. Any change in behavior is also a red flag. If not treated, dehydration becomes more severe, resulting in weak hind legs and unable to stand on their own feet.
When you’re water reserves are running low, your brain sends out thirst signals and increases urine concentration. You will urinate less frequently – a dark yellow to amber-colored urine. You may develop a rapid pulse due to an overworked heart dealing with low blood volumes. Drops in energy, mood, skin moisture, and blood pressure and signs of impaired cognition follow suit.
Cracked lips and dark colored urine are signs alarming enough to indicate your body is in need of water. While drinking water consistently throughout the day is the easiest solution, making other lifestyle changes also helps. Some of them are, avoiding diuretics, dressing up according to the weather, replenishing the lost electrolytes with sports drinks and snacking right.
Parenthood comes with plenty of cuddles, laughter, and happiness – along with its fair share of worries. For instance, your baby or your toddler suddenly excreting piles of green poop. That can be positively unsettling. However, believe it or not, green poop in children, especially when they’re young, is actually[.....]
Pinch your baby’s skin and observe how long it takes to spring back. Gently apply pressure to their sternum to see how quickly the color rushes back. Make them sit and look over their head to check if their fontanelle is sunken. Toddlers and infants are at a high risk of dehydration, so pay close attention to their behavior and appearance.
You can get dehydrated if you don’t drink enough water; sweat excessively because of humidity, hot weather, fever, or strenuous exercise; have diarrhea or vomiting; have kidney disease, diabetes, or a hormone deficiency which increases urination; have too much alcohol, or are recovering from burns. Infants and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. You can treat dehydration by replenishing lost fluids and minerals – drink water, eat fresh fruit, and use an oral rehydration solution.
Simple things like dehydration or something you ate (fava beans, beets, blackberries, rhubarb) can give your urine a darker color. So can urinary tract infections, liver diseases, gallstones, kidney stones, an enlarged prostate gland, and cancer. So if your urine's dark and you’ve ruled out the obvious things like dehydration and certain foods then it might be a good idea to visit a doctor.
You need an additional 750 to 1000 ml of water daily (normal requirement equals 2.1 liters ) during pregnancy. Feeling thirsty, dizzy, or tired, getting headaches, having dry lips, mouth, or eyes indicate dehydration. So do dark colored urine, infrequent urination, and overheating of your body. Dehydration during pregnancy can cause low amniotic fluid, premature labor, insufficient breast milk, and false contractions as well as birth defects in your baby.
The signs and symptoms of dehydration may differ by age. While infants or young children are more prone to dehydration than adults, you need to watch out for early warning signs like - few or no tears when crying, sunken soft spot on top of skull, no wet diapers for 3 hrs. In older adults, hallmark symptoms include thirst, less frequent urination, dark-colored urine.
From sweet smelling pee that shrieks of uncontrolled diabetes to urine that smells strongly of ammonia due to urinary stones or musty due to liver trouble, the reasons for the change in the smell of your urine are numerous. At times, an unusual urine odor may also stem from underlying medical causes such as dehydration, UTIs, or maple syrup urine disease.
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The common misconceptions about coffee are: Espresso contains more caffeine than regular coffee. Caffeine causes dehydration. Caffeine increases cardiovascular health risk. Caffeine helps lose weight. Caffeine helps you sober up. Caffeine increases osteoporosis. Causes Insomnia. Caffeine Is Addictive. Increases risk of death. Creates health issues.
Produce processors frequently spray fruits and vegetables with a fine film of approved wax, lacquer or resin coating. This improves their shell life by protecting them from dehydration and other hazards. It’s suggested to wash off these coatings under running cold water. Commercial produce rinses are available but they're no more effective than rinsing in cold water.
Are you in the habit of holding to natural urges, sometimes or often? As and when you suppress your natural urges, this interfere with the balanced state of Vata dosha, or the air body humor. Suppressing your urge to urinate causes urinary infections; to sneeze causes headaches, vertigo, and blurred vision; to drink water causes fatigue and heart problems; to sleep causes general malaise, lethargy, and indecisiveness; to cry causes eye ailments, chronic headache.
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