Prevention from Dehydration

Here's what you can do to prevent dehydration:

  • Prepare yourself for the weather. Dehydration often occurs because you are not completely prepared for the weather. If you are planning a day out in the sun, or are participating in strenuous activities, always have adequate fluids by your side. Also ensure that you monitor your temperature and resort to cooler or shaded areas every now and then. This would minimize the moisture loss due to the heat. Replenishing your fluids regularly can also help you.
  • Children and the elderly are usually at a higher risk of dehydration especially because their bodies are not capable of regulating heat naturally. Heat exposure can especially harm them so they should regulate their body temperature by consuming cold water and ice chips.
  • Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a heat stroke. If you are experiencing heat cramps, heat stroke, heat exhaustion or heat rashes, ensure that you know the symptoms and the first aid. Also, keep water close by so that you can replenish your bodily fluids.