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Dehydration: What Causes It and Who’s at Risk

Jun 24, 2019

Dehydration: What Causes It and Who’s at Risk | AICA AtlantaYou begin hiking up a mountain, never thinking about the amount of rain that could soak you from head to toe. That makes perfect sense, especially on a sunny day, but the level of water you soak up inside your body is even more important — and the conditions you need to monitor don’t include the weather.

When Your Body Becomes Dehydrated

As you finish up with a salty snack, your friend calls you and asks if you’d like to head out for a quick jog and you throw on your sneakers and meet them at the park. You feel a little dizzy throughout your run but when you get back home you drink some water and think that did the trick.

But, did it?

Symptoms to look for in dehydration are thirst, feeling dizzy, nausea, headaches, and sometimes cramps. Dehydration can also affect your mental capabilities as well and affect your coordination, attention and cognitive abilities. When people are dehydrated, their reaction time is also affected.

By losing only 2 percent of your body’s water you can become dehydrated and this can occur in just a matter of hours. This can occur for many different reasons.

By checking in with a chiropractor they will be able to detect if changes have occurred in the body and then monitor them and provide you with guidance on how to adjust your lifestyle so you do not become dehydrated in the future.

Get The Right Information

Getting tips from the experts can help avoid dangerous situations like becoming dehydrated and how to keep your body in optimal shape. If you would like to learn more about how chiropractors can help keep your body in the best shape and keep everything functioning at its best, contact our Atlanta chiropractors at (404) 889-8828.


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