Are you dehydrated? Watch out for these signs...

Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should – and it can be mild, moderate, or severe based on how much of the body’s fluid is lost.

Dehydration can happen in Ramadaan because we keep away from fluids for long hours, and we may become careless in replenishing ourselves.

al-Hamdulillah, Allah has made our bodies such that it lets us know when this happens… watch out for these signs of dehydration

 

Dark Urine

Your urine should be clear; if looks like tea when you go to the bathroom, you’re dehydrated!

 

Dry Skin

If your body is dehydrated, it will do everything it can to hold onto fluids. Your skin is the first place to be robbed of water.

Major indicators of dehydration include skin that is less plump and flexible, sunken eyes, dark circles or dry lips.

Assess your skin with a skin turgor test; pinch a fold of skin on top of your forearm. If this pinch and stays up in a tent, there is not enough water volume behind your skin.

 

Dizziness

When your body is dehydrated, it is harder to distribute water. Dizziness can occur when you go from lying down to sitting or standing. The upright movement causes water to rush away from your heart and brain, which makes you dizzy.

 

Constipation

Your body absorbs water from your intestines and draws moisture from your stool. This makes them hard, dry and difficult to pass.