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How do you tell whether your muscle aches are from dehydration or something else?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Try rehydration
If you prove you are not dehydrated, then the ache relates to something else e.
g. Cholesterol meds or exertion. Usually people do not get dehydrated without an obvious reason. Examples include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, diarrhea, or water pills all with inadequate intake of liquids to make up for the losses. Soup, broth are a good way for repletion of fluids due to salt and water content.

In brief: Try rehydration
If you prove you are not dehydrated, then the ache relates to something else e.
g. Cholesterol meds or exertion. Usually people do not get dehydrated without an obvious reason. Examples include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, diarrhea, or water pills all with inadequate intake of liquids to make up for the losses. Soup, broth are a good way for repletion of fluids due to salt and water content.
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Dr. Jason Adler
I agree. In extreme situations (heat coupled with physical exertion and deydration) people are susceptible to muscle breakdown and pain, which can range from mild to severe. Other rare causes of muscle pain could include certain disease states, so contact your doctor if the problem persists.
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