Symptoms of Dehydration

It’s blazing hot outside right now. Below is a list of the temperatures at our 7 offices around North Carolina as of 3:00pm on Monday June 14th.

Raleigh: 92 degrees
Durham: 91 degrees
Fayetteville: 97 degrees
Dunn: 94 degrees
Southern Pines: 93 degrees
New Bern: 92 degrees
Wilmington: 94 degrees

Hot days are great if you’re a pool person, but while there are many people out cooling and relaxing by the pool, there are many who are out working at outside jobs or working outside on their home. Today, we’re going to share some symptoms of dehydration where the next time you are out in the heat, you’ll know exactly when to pop back inside and rehydrate.

9 Symptoms of Dehydration when 2% of your body’s fluid is lost:

  1. Thirst
  2. Loss of Appetite
  3. Dry Skin
  4. Skin Flushing
  5. Dark Colored Urine
  6. Dry Mouth
  7. Fatigue or Weakness
  8. Chills
  9. Head Rushes

10 Symptoms of Dehydration when 5% of your body’s fluid is lost:

  1. Increased heart rate
  2. Increased respiration
  3. Decreased sweating
  4. Decreased urination
  5. Increased body temperature
  6. Extreme fatigue
  7. Muscle cramps
  8. Headaches
  9. Nausea
  10. Tingling of the limbs

11 Symptoms of Dehydration when 10% of your body’s fluid is lost (Note: 10% and above is often fatal)

  1. Muscle spasms
  2. Vomiting
  3. Racing pulse
  4. Shriveled skin
  5. Dim vision
  6. Painful urination
  7. Confusion
  8. Difficulty breathing
  9. Seizures
  10. Chest and Abdominal pain
  11. Unconsciousness

This summer, make sure you keep yourself hydrated in all that you do. If the temperatures we’re getting around North Carolina in the LATE SPRING are any indication of what the summer holds, then get ready for some hot days and make sure you’re always hydrated. If you get any of the symptoms in the first nine, make sure you make sure to replace those fluids before you continue to work or play.