Super Foods To Treat Dehydration
Dehydration can be a factor in many health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, kidney stones and failure, failing vision, prostate problems, and ulcers. Many health experts believe that most Americans are in a constant state of being partially dehydrated. In simple terms, we don’t drink enough pure water.
What Causes Dehydration?
Classic dehydration can be caused by overexertion, excessive sweating, and just plain lack of drinking enough liquids. You can also get dehydrated from drinking too much caffeine and alcohol. If you do consume large amounts of these, be sure to drink extra water. Also, drink plenty of water if you are overweight and exerting yourself. Remember that you can get dehydrated in wet, humid heat just as easily as in dry heat.
If you are constantly thirsty, check for diabetes. Symptoms of dehydration include:
- Dry skin and mouth
- Dark urine, and not voiding often enough
- Poor digestion, as enzymes don’t function as well without enough water in the system
- Premature aging and wrinkles, sags, dark circles under the eyes, listless skin tone
- Low blood pressure, causing dizziness upon standing
- Being overly acidic
- Urinary infections
- Aching joints, particularly in the big toe
- Skin that doesn’t snap back upon being pinched, particularly on the back of the hands (known as turgor)
- Hunger and stomach pain
Cures & Treatments
To avoid dehydration, you should drink around eight to ten eightounce glasses of pure water per day. Other liquids can contribute to hydration, but water is the best to rehydrate your body.
The simplest thing to do for dehydration or dehydration sickness is to drink plenty of water. If you need to sleep, then sleep. Carbon Activated Water (CAW) and coconut water can give you better hydration. Another common remedy is a simple saline solution which you can make by adding a tablespoon of sugar and a few pinches of salt to a quart of water. Your body will absorb this more quickly than plain water. Severe dehydration may require intravenous hydration.