Battle Dehydration this Summer with Elevation Hydration Infusions
Dehydration is a topic that is important to talk about—especially in the summer heat. We know Coloradans lead an active lifestyle with hiking, climbing, and outdoors activities, and there are also many visitors adventuring into our state. So it’s important to be aware of the effects and symptoms of dehydration.
Definition of Dehydration
The definition of dehydration is simple enough. Dehydration occurs when you’re not drinking enough liquids and your body is losing more fluid than you’re taking in. Your body is made up of about 60% water, and if you lose even 1.5% of that hydration, it’s the tipping point for mild dehydration—which will affect your mood, cognitive ability, and energy.
Symptoms of Dehydration
What many people don’t realize is that the symptoms of dehydration can be really wide-ranging. The body will ask for water in a variety of ways, and oftentimes most of us miss those symptoms. For example, dehydration can cause the body to act like it’s hungry simply because it’s the waterin food that it’s craving. If you find yourself constantly hungry, it may be water your body wants.
The many symptoms of dehydration are numerous, ranging from mild symptoms like a dry mouth, dark yellow urine, muscle cramps, and headaches. Severe dehydration symptoms can cause dizziness and faintness, rapid heartbeat or breathing, and sleepiness or unexplainable lack of energy. In small infants, the symptoms can include not being able to cry and having dry diapers for more than three hours at a time.
Dehydration can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, fever, excessive sweating, etc. Severe dehydration is a medical emergency, and it will need to be treated immediately. Dehydration can also occur more frequently when people are sick or have chronic illness, are very young or old, exercise or work outdoors frequently, or are exposed to high heat.
Treating Dehydration with Elevation Hydration Infusions
Why would anyone want to get to severe dehydration symptoms? That’s a question we’d all like to know! While many Coloradans are more aware of dehydration due to all of our outdoor activities and higher altitudes, it’s still something of which to be constantly aware. Dehydration can often occur in circumstances where you forgot to pack enough water on a long hike, or you’re camping in a place with no clean water access, or it’s an extremely hot day and you’re outdoors enjoying the weather.
Any rigorous activity can take a toll on our hydration levels, and you will lose essential vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals when you’re out exploring. While bringing along water can help, it’s actually very hard to drink enough water to replace these vital nutrients in a short period of time by drinking fluids. Your body simply can’t absorb large amounts of fluids really quickly by guzzling gallons of water, and you may get symptoms like bloating or nausea when drinking water so fast.
So when enjoying the outdoors of Colorado, why chance it? Elevation Dehydration has hydration infusions that are packed with nutrients and can help with hydration for a variety of issues, including the Weekend Warrior and Elevate packages. Contact us today to get your questions answered about hydration!