Don’t get dehydrated this weekend

27 July 2018

Dehydration can sneak up on us during warmer weather, so make sure you and your family drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and cool.

Young children, the elderly and people with health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure can be more susceptible to dehydration.

Symptoms include:

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Dark yellow and strong smelling urine – and urinating fewer than four times a day
  • Feeling dizzy, light-headed or tired
  • Dry mouth, lips and eyes

If you experience any symptoms of dehydration, keep taking small sips of water and gradually drink more if you can.

Please see NHS Choices for more tips on what to do if you, a family member of someone you care for is dehydrated – and where to seek medical advice in cases of severe dehydration.