Dehydration

Daily Minimum Water Requirements In Liters For Adults In Different Climates
Hot
4
Average
3
Cool
2 ¾
Cold
3 ½
DEHYDRATION
Fluid Replacement For an European adult of Average Weight
Loss Physical Effects Male
84 kg
Female
69 kg
2% Judgement may start to be impaired.
Loss of concentration
You feel listless, and sleepy.
2 1.5
5% Thirst, weakness, nausea, and irritability.
Pulse increases, and skin may become flushed.
4.5 3.5
10% Headaches, dizziness, and tingling in limbs. Loss the ability to walk and speak clearly.
Skin may turn blue, and vision may begin to blur.
8.5 7
15% Severely impairs vision and hearing, swells the tongue, and makes urination painful.
Sufferers may be unable to swallow, or may exhibit signs of delirium.
13 10.5
>15% You Are Beyond Self Help, your judgement is totally impaired. Unconsciousness first, then death.
Medical assistance needed
including IV hydration

When you are dehydrated you will lose essential body salts.
It is imperative this is replaced.
You should consume NO MORE than 6 grams of salt (2.4 grams of sodium), or 1 teaspoon a day.

Emergency Oral Re-Hydration Fluid Recipe using SALT.
1/2 teaspoon of salt, 6 teaspoons of sugar, and a liter of water.
If possible, add 1/2 cup orange juice or some mashed banana to add some potassium.

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