Symptoms of Dehydration

The signs and symptoms of dehydration are usually very clear. The body reacts naturally with the thirst response to dehydration. You also have decreased urine output which allows your body to retain water. As you get more dehydrated, the symptoms become more severe. Here are some of the most common symptoms of dehydration:

  • Dry Mouth: The roof of your mouth can get dry if you have dehydration.
  • No Tears, No Sweat: Your tear and sweat glands begin to malfunction with a dearth of water.
  • Cramping: Dry muscles cause excessive cramping.
  • Nausea: The lack of water causes heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Since there is little water available in the body, most of the times, a person may have dry heaving instead of vomiting.
  • Palpitations: A lack of moisture in the body also affects the circulatory system, causing heart palpitations.
  • Lightheadedness: Dizziness is a symptom of a lack of circulation of water in the body.
  • Dryness: The skin becomes dry. If you pinch it, it does not go back to its normal position immediately.