When people are dehydrated, they have lost so much water in their body that their bodies no longer work in the right way. Dehydration is a very bad condition and if the problem is not fixed, then the person who is dehydrated can die since they do not have enough water in their bodies.
Causes[change | change source]
Dehydration is most of the time caused by not drinking enough water while exercising a lot. It can also be caused by diseases such as diarrhea and cholera and infections by bacteria that may harm the intestines. Vomiting causes a person to lose a lot of water as well, and this can dehydrate a person. If a person is in a desert area or any place where it is hot, then he or she sweats more and can get dehydration if he or she does not drink a lot of water.
Symptoms[change | change source]
- Little/no urination
- Less tears
- Dryness of the mouth
- Low blood pressure and high pulse
- Erectile dysfunction