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Dehydration – Watch out!

Dehydration – Watch out!
With summer here, the mercury has been steadily rising. It is of utmost importance to ensure that we don’t get dehydrated. Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. Dehydration occurs when water loss exceeds water intake, usually due to exercise or disease leading to a buildup of salts in the body. Most people can tolerate a three to four percent decrease in body water without difficulty. A five to eight percent decrease can cause fatigue and dizziness. Over ten percent can cause physical and mental deterioration, accompanied by se...
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