If These Are True for You, Your Body Needs More Water ...

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It’s summertime, which means hotter weather in most parts of the world.

When the temperature soars, your body naturally needs more fluid as you lose it to sweat.

Skimping on liquids can lead to dehydration, which is a dangerous and scary health issue that needs immediate attention.

Luckily, there are signs that you need water.

If you experience any of these, get a drink and call your doctor.

1. Your Mouth Feels Dry and Sticky

One of the first signs that you’ll know you might need some water is that your mouth will get dry and sticky.

You won’t have enough saliva to keep things moist even if you try and swallow to lubricate your mouth.

Often, a bit of water can help, but you’ll need much more than that to fully rehydrate.

2. You Will Be Really, Really Thirsty

Light thirst is a sign that you could become dehydrated, but if you feel really thirsty, you’re already there.

Being thirsty is your body’s way of telling you that you need water.

But, it’s sort of like the oil light in your car.

Once you get the alert, things have already progressed too far.2

It’s definitely time for a fill-up.

3. You Won’t Have Any Tears to Cry

This is sometimes how pediatricians determine dehydration in small kids.

However, if you feel like crying and no tears come out, you definitely need to rehydrate.

If your body isn’t able to put out any fluid, it means you are deficient and could stand to fill up.

The same is true for sweat – if you should be, but you aren’t, you need a drink, ASAP.

4. Decreased Urine and a Dark Yellow Color

When you’re dehydrated, you may pee less than usual and when you do, it is likely to be a very dark yellow color.

A well hydrated person should have light yellow or clear urine and feel the need to go every couple of hours.

If it’s been more than that and the color of your pee is different, it’s time to get a drink.2

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