Look Out For These Odd Signs of Deyhdration
We're facing triple - digit heat indices this week in Acadiana, and as its only the beginning of July, we could be facing even more brutal heat and humidity. It's healthy and normal to sweat, and not sweating is a common symptom of dehydration. There are a number of less - known signs of dehydration to look out for, especially during this time of the year.
Here's a quick rundown of the symptoms. Click here to read more about each symptom and be sure to keep any eye out for these, especially if you work outdoors. The article also contains great tips for staying hydrated and healthier in the summer months.
Bad breath: caused by overproduction of bacteria due to lack of hydration
Dry skin: caused by low blood volume
Muscle cramps: affect of heat on muscles
Fever and chills: seek medical attention if temperature is above 101
Food cravings, especially for sweets: dehydration prevents nutrients from being released, including glycogens