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A Homemade Cure for Dehydration

A Homemade Cure for Dehydration

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I know what you may be thinking. Isn’t drinking water a good “homemade” cure for dehydration?

For moderate dehydration, that’s true. But for more serious cases of dehydration, cases where the body has been significantly starved of the precious fluid or when the dehydration is brought about by vomiting or diarrhea, simply drinking water may not be enough. You’ve got to help the body absorb the fluid.

Spoiler alert: the cure is not a sports drink.

A Dehydration Refresher

Severe dehydration can be life-threatening. I wrote about recognizing the signs of dehydration in a prior post. To briefly recap, moderate dehydration can cause dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, and lethargy. More serious dehydration is marked by sunken eyes, little to no urine output, a lack of sweating in hot environments, irritability, and even coma or death.

In either case of dehydration, it’s critically important to get the much needed fluids back into the system.

Getting Water into Your System

As we consume water, it’s absorbed in the intestines. Under normal circumstances, this process works well. However, in cases of severe dehydration, particularly cases caused by diarrhea, the intestines cannot absorb water as effectively or as quickly as the body needs it.

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Shorty Dawkins