Sunday, February 13, 2011


Did you know that loss of more than 15 percent of water in the body can have fatal effects.

You know when you are dehydrated when you feel really thirsty. This happens when there is lack of fluids and/or the increase of some osmolites such as salts in the human body.

The symptoms of dehydration in most people becomes extremely evident after 2 percent loss of one's normal water volume in the body. In addition to thirst the symptoms might include dry skin, abnormally dark urine, tiredness and headache. Around 10 to 15 percent loss of water may result in dim vision, muscle cramps, dizziness.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to avoid dehydration.

Information source ... Bombay times.
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