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How can you prevent dehydration?

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Watch the amount of fluid you drink, listen to your body, and drink more liquids during exercise and hot weather.

Dehydration happens when your body gets rid of more fluids, usually through sweating or going to the bathroom more than normal, than it absorbs. Drinking too little water during exercise, hot weather, or daily activities can also cause the body to use up its stored water.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation: Keeping Your Bowels Moving Smoothly." 

The Mayo Clinic: "Dehydration,"  "Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Constipation" and "What I Need to Know About Constipation."

Medline Plus: "Dehydration."

Maughan, R. , December 2003. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on November 27, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation: Keeping Your Bowels Moving Smoothly." 

The Mayo Clinic: "Dehydration,"  "Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Constipation" and "What I Need to Know About Constipation."

Medline Plus: "Dehydration."

Maughan, R. , December 2003. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on November 27, 2017

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