A 24-year-old female asked:
how to tell if i'm dehydrated? and what to do to fix it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Alves answered
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Thirsty? Dark urine?: If you are thirsty, you are already about 5% volume depleted. If your urine color is dark yellow toward brown shades, you are very concentrated, consistent with dehydration. Drink water at about 1 qt/hr max, with occasional electrolyte containing drink if dry from exertion. If thirst resolves / urine lightens, then you have improved your situation. If not, see dr for advice & assistance.
Answered on Jan 30, 2014
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