Dehydration has many dangers. Look for the following symptoms:
• Dark Urine Your urine should be clear; if looks like tea when you go to
the bathroom, you’re dehydrated.
• Dry Skin If your body is dehydrated, it will do everything it can to hold
onto fluids. Your skin is the first place to be robbed of water. Major
indicators of dehydration include skin that is less plump and flexible,
sunken eyes, dark circles or dry lips. Assess your skin with a skin turgor
test; pinch a fold of skin on top of your forearm. If this pinch and stays
up in a tent, there is not enough water volume behind your skin.
• Dizziness When your body is dehydrated, it is harder to distribute water.
Dizziness can occur when you go from lying down to sitting or standing.
The upright movement causes water to rush away from your heart and
brain, which makes you dizzy.
• Constipation Your body absorbs water from your intestines and draws
moisture from your stool. This makes them hard, dry and difficult to pass.