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What are the symptoms of lack of fluid in the body

The problem of lack of fluids or dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids than it is consumed, and when the natural level of water in the body decreases, an imbalance in the balance of minerals and salts or sugar in it may occur, and this may affect the level of performance of various functions. Liquids or water are more than two-thirds of a healthy human body and assist or perform a number of functions; It softens the joints and moisturizes the eyes, and also helps in the digestion process, removing waste products, toxins, maintaining healthy skin, and many more.

Symptoms of lack of fluid in the body:

Symptoms and signs of dehydration or fluid deficiency may vary depending on age or health condition.

Symptoms of primary fluid deficiency:

 Among the initial or mild symptoms of a state of lack of fluid in the body or dehydration, thirst, noticing the dark or dark color of urine, and a decrease in the amount of urine production, and the appearance of the dark color of urine is one of the best signs, or indications for the detection of a state of dehydration, and a lack of fluids in a person, . It is noticeable and must be taken into account, that a person may not feel clearly thirsty when dehydration occurs, especially in the elderly, so it is important to drink water and fluids in larger quantities, when sick, or in hot climates.

Symptoms of moderate fluid deficiency:

Among the symptoms indicating a moderate state of dehydration: Dry mouth, and the individual's sense that his tongue has become dry and clingy, headache or headache, and a state of laziness and lethargy, or the individual may develop a certain state of feeling dizzy or dizzy, and muscle-related symptoms may also appear, so the individual may feel the occurrence of cramps and weakness In it, and one of the most important symptoms that may accompany dehydration is a feeling of cold and dry skin.

 Symptoms of acute fluid deficiency:

As these symptoms occurred when the patient reached a severe and severe case of fluid deficiency or dehydration; That is, when the body loses about 10-15% of water in it, the person will notice the absence of urine, or the exit of very dark yellow urine, severe dry skin, lack of sweating, and an increase in the person's heartbeat, in addition to the possibility that the person will develop insomnia, and the inability to Sleep, loss of energy, and the patient may also feel imbalance, discomfort and confusion, and his condition may develop into unconsciousness and delirium.

 Symptoms of chronic fluid deficiency:

 dehydration or chronic fluid deficiency may differ from what was previously mentioned, and the patient may feel the symptoms mentioned above, and may not feel the fluid level low, and that he is suffering from dehydration, and this happens if the body becomes less sensitive to drinking water, as he tries The body in this case has to adapt to less water and fluids, regardless of the amount that the patient drinks, and in this case the doctor may notice that the blood has become more concentrated, and that the levels of ions in the body have become abnormal, in addition to that, the performance of the kidney function may decrease. Over time, and among the symptoms of dehydration or chronic lack of fluid, including:

  1.  Constipation.
  2.  Dry and cracked skin.
  3.  Feeling of constant fatigue, muscle weakness.
  4.  Frequent headaches or headaches.

Categories bite for lack of fluids Any person can develop a state of dehydration or lack of fluids, but there are people more vulnerable than others, such as:

 Infants and young children:

 Children in the young age group are among the most vulnerable groups to diarrhea and severe vomiting, and they may also lose fluids when they have a fever.

 Chronically ill patients:

Having untreated or poorly controlled diabetes increases the likelihood of dehydration, and some kidney diseases may also increase the risk of dehydration, and it is possible that taking diuretic drugs increases the likelihood of the body losing fluid.

People with other diseases:

As infection with some diseases may cause dehydration, for example, having a cold, sore throat or other conditions, may reduce the feeling of desire to eat or drink when the sufferer.

 Outdoor workers and athletes:

As it increases work outside buildings when the weather is hot and humid, the risk of dehydration, and when the air is loaded with moisture, sweat cannot evaporate and cool the body quickly, as happens in the normal situation, and this leads to an increase in body temperature, and the need for more fluids And also a state of dehydration develops in athletes who do endurance sports such as: the marathon, as the body loses fluids a lot, and needs to supply it with the lost fluids.


Whereas, the elderly are more likely to suffer from chronic dehydration, as there are many factors that cause this, and it helps in the development of the condition for them to take some medications such as: diuretics, in addition to the feeling of thirst less as we mentioned earlier, and they may not be able to get Water by themselves, they may forget to drink it because of dementia, and it is worth remembering the need to pay attention to elderly people, as chronic dehydration in an elderly person may lead to mental confusion, low blood pressure, dizziness, in addition to constipation.