4 Signs of Dehydration

by Barnaby Hughes on May 29, 2022

4 Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you are putting into it. It is something we have all had happen to us before, whether it be due to sweating during exercise, being in the sun for too long or simply just being unwell. Ensuring our bodies are fully hydrated is important for all of us.

So here are 4 signs that you may not be drinking enough water…

1 – You guessed it: feeling thirsty

When you start feeling thirsty it is probably a good sign to have a good drink of water. It is as simple as that. Think about whether your mouth and lips are dry also.

2 – Feeling dizzy or lightheaded

If you feel dizzy/lightheaded it may not be caused by dehydration, but it could be one of the reasons why. If you feel dizzy when standing, make sure you take a seat and have a good drink of water (we’d obviously recommend Actiph alkaline water!) before continuing with your day.

3 – Dark yellow or strong smelling wee

When you go to the toilet and have a wee, the colour of your urine can tell you a lot about how hydrated you are. If your wee is dark yellow, or has a strong smell to it, this is another sign that you aren’t drinking enough water. The scale below shows you what the colour of your urine says about how hydrated you are. Basically, the clearer the better.

4 – Going for a wee little, or fewer than 4 times a day

We all know how annoying it is to constantly be going to the toilet throughout the day. But if you aren’t going often enough you probably aren’t drinking enough water either. The NHS website suggests that you should go to the toilet at least 4 times a day.

These are just 4 signs that might indicate if you aren’t drinking enough water through the day. If you think you may be unwell, we suggest that you speak to a doctor for medical advice. Hydration is super important for your day-to-day functioning and, here at Actiph, we are here to help.

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Stay hydrated everyone!