Coronavirus infections can cause dehydration mainly in children and elderly people. Dehydration occurs when a person does not drink a satisfactory amount of fluids or, even, has excessive fluid loss through symptoms such as uncontrollable vomiting, diarrhea and high fever.
Coronavirus can cause other symptoms, such as loss of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting. However, besides the described symptoms, in more severe dehydration cases the sick can have disorientation, kidney failure and even go into a coma. Thus, if the dehydration is not treated, it can become a critical problem.
The main symptoms of dehydration include: thirst, a dry mouth, dark yellow and strong-smelling urine, urinating few times a day.
Proper fluid intake is a way to recover from sickness faster. Therefore, it is important to understand the risks of dehydration.
Here are some tips to be better hydrated
1) Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day
2) If you have difficulty drinking a full glass of water, choose to drink small volumes, several times a day
3) If you have a bad taste in your mouth or lack of the sense of taste, try changing the water for fruit juice, coconut water, or iced tea. Maybe that improves your interest in drinking more fluids.
Finally, it is worth remembering that water is a very important element and must be always valued, as it helps you to boost the health of organs, keeping the body in balance.