Identifying the signs and symptoms of dehydration isn’t always straightforward. While most people know the feeling of a dehydration headache, the telltale warning signs of a dry mouth or nasal passageway, and other more obvious symptoms of dehydration, the majority of people have no idea how to tell if dehydration is negatively impacting their immune health.

Our immune systems are highly dependent on the nutrients found in our bloodstream, and blood is primarily made up of water. Being properly hydrated ensures that our blood can effectively transport nutrients to our various organ systems and detoxification pathways, helping to flush out free radicals, foreign invaders, and other useless waste.

Of course, the signs and symptoms of dehydration rarely manifest with an obvious decline in immune health. Some of the symptoms of dehydration to watch for include:

    • Feeling of unquenchable thirst
    • Dry mouth, tongue, and nasal passages
    • Urinating infrequently; dark yellow urine
    • Dry skin
    • Dehydration headache
    • Muscle cramping

More severe symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, elevated heart rate, faster breathing, fatigue, and even fainting.

To prevent dehydration, it’s recommended that adults drink 2-3 liters of water per day. However, if you’re already exhibiting the signs and symptoms of dehydration, try to sip on water consistently throughout the day—every 30-minutes or so. It can also be helpful to drink coconut water, or water enhanced with electrolytes, which help “turbocharge” the rehydration process.

Rehydrating can also go beyond what you’re drinking. Try eating water-rich foods, like leafy greens and melons, and berries!

For severe cases of dehydration, you may consider IV hydration therapy. IV hydration therapy rehydrates, all while supplying the body with important vitamins and minerals, based on your unique needs. Jet lag, athletic recovery, skin health, immune health, overindulgence—JoyDeVie offers several IV hydration therapy services designed to meet a variety of needs.


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