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Common Symptoms of Dehydration

Sufficient water is important for vitality and health. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t get enough liquids to compensate for the loss through digestion, breathing, and other functions during the day. In some cases, it might be caused by illnesses, exercises, and other conditions. Dehydration could be serious and life-threatening. Luckily, there are many signs to know whether you are dehydrated, even in mild cases. Let’s take a look at the 10 most common symptoms of dehydration and take proper preventive measures.


Thirst is the most obvious sign of dehydration. This is a mechanism of the body to tell you that it is requiring more water. Mild hydration would be marked by slight thirst. If it gets worse, you might have extreme thirst, which would lead to other conditions, such as a dry tongue or a dry mouth. You can quench your thirst easily by having a cup of water. However, avoid drinking too quickly or too much when you are extremely thirsty. This would trigger a shock inside the body, which can be dangerous. [1]