Dehydration:

 

• 75% of the body's weight is made up of water

• This water is very essential for body's functioning

• Dehydration occurs when there is a reduction in the water level in the body

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dry mouth

• Dry eyes due to lack of tears

• Reduced sweating

• Muscle cramps

• Nausea and vomiting

• Palpitation

• Dizziness in severe cases

 

Causes:

 

• Dehydration occurs when the water consumed is not enough to replenish the water loss from the body. Loss

  of water occurs due to,

   o Sweating

   o Urination

   o Bouts of vomiting

   o Diarrhea

 

Natural home remedy using sugar and salt:

 

1. Take 1 L of water

2. Add 8 tsp of sugar

3. Add 1 tsp of salt

4. Mix well

5. Drink this at regular intervals during the day

 

Natural home remedy using buttermilk and dry ginger powder: 

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of curd

2. Add 1 glass of water

3. Add salt to taste

4. Mix well to make buttermilk

5. Add ½ tsp of dry ginger powder

6. Drink this 3-4 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Avoid tea and coffee. They contain caffeine which facilitates dehydration

• Eat water melon and cucumber as these fruits have high water content

• Drink apple or orange juice to alleviate dehydration