How do I know if I am getting dehydrated?
When becoming dehydrated, you are likely to experience, in order of increasing dehydration:
- mild to severe thirst
- dry lips and tongue
- a decrease in the amount of urine passed, and it will appear darker than normal
- faster breathing and faster heart rate than normal
- weakness or light-headness (particularly when standing)
- dry, wrinkly-looking skin with loss of skin elasticity
- sunken eyes (in severe cases).