Are You Dehydrated?
How do you know if you’re dehydrated? You might say thirst, right? Almost everyone associates thirst with a need to drink more water. In certain cases, though, thirst isn’t the most reliable indicator of hydration status.
Understand the Symptoms of Dehydration
Recognizing colors can be a helpful indicator, especially if you notice the change in color while other symptoms of dehydration are present. Dehydration symptoms include:
Thirst, Dry mouth, dry nose, Fewer trips to the bathroom
Headache , Light-headedness, Muscle Cramps , Irritability/Confusion
Of course, abnormal urine color may indicate a health issue other than dehydration. Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing abnormal urine color.
Urine is medically defined as a liquid by-product of the body secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination (or micturition) and excreted through the urethra. Urinating is how the body gets rid of unwanted or unneeded substances in the blood. Human urine together with human feces are collectively defined as human waste or human excreta.
The consistency, odor, and color of your urine are often indicators of your lifestyle and health condition.
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