Water is essential for your body to function. It plays a role in nearly all its major systems, including the regulation of body temperature, digestion, and joint health. When you don’t replace fluids at the same rate your body is using or losing them, you become dehydrated. Dehydration can have mild to severe symptoms, and puts you at risk for complications, such as heat injuries, urinary tract infections, and kidney problems.
Early symptoms of dehydration include:
- Dry lips, tongue and mouth
- Weakness, dizziness, and fatigue
- Less frequent urination
- Dark-colored urine
If you are a healthy adult, you may be able to treat these symptoms on your own: stop any activity, drink water, fruit juices, or a sports drinks with electrolytes to replace fluids, and place a cold compress on your neck to cool off. Young children and older adults, who are at a higher risk of serious complications, should see a doctor for these symptoms.
You can also try IV Hydration Therapy at Range Urgent Care.
This treatment only takes about an hour, is virtually painless, and provides you with immediate hydration and 100% absorption of vitamins and minerals. Whether you’re suffering from a hangover and looking for fast relief, or just ran a marathon and want to recover sooner, Range can help. We offer a variety of hydration packages to treat your specific symptoms, and for groups of 4 or more, our providers will come to you (free of charge)!
For more severe dehydration symptoms, it’s important to seek immediate medical treatment. Head right into Range if you or a loved one:
- Has diarrhea for 24 hours or more
- Feels irritabile, disoriented, much more tired, or less active than usual
- Can’t keep down fluids
- Have bloody or black stool