11 Symptoms of Dehydration

7. Dry Skin

Insufficient fluid intake makes the skin lose its own natural radiance and hydration. This can result in itchiness, a reddish appearance on the skin, a flaky and cracked skin surface as well as scaling. The skin’s elasticity also decreases when your skin is dehydrated. Furthermore, complications such as eczema, rash, and bacterial infections may occur.

To prevent the above skin disorders, which can be very costly to treat, it is important to keep yourself hydrated which will ensure moist, healthy and radiant skin.

8. Muscle Cramps

Muscles are also very sensitive to the amount of water and electrolytes in the body. Dehydration prevents the muscles from functioning properly, which manifests as muscle cramps.

Insufficient amounts of water and electrolytes affects the process of muscle contraction. Muscle fatigue and spasms are also symptoms that may suggest inadequate fluid intake. The development of cramps due to dehydration is particularly more frequent during hot weather.

To keep proper muscle function, it is essential to drink enough water. This is especially important for athletes, who are advised to intake high amounts of water and electrolytes both during their training and resting periods.


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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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