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🔥With the temperatures rising during the summer months, it can easily lead to dehydration. What effect does dehydration have on our bodies? Dehydration can cause an uncomfortable drop in blood pressure. When is it an emergency?
💦According to ExpressER in an article titled Should I Go to Emergency Room for Dehydration, it says "Dehydration can cause problems like reduced blood pressure, and it can make it dangerous for people with underlying health conditions like cardiovascular problems or diabetes; therefore, seeing a doctor is even more important!
💧Drinking water replenishes water levels. However, you can also take fruit juices or smoothies to restore the levels and lost electrolytes (sodium) in our bodies that help regulate things like muscle contractions, which our hearts need plenty of when working hard from pumping blood.
You should visit the best ER near you if you have lost a large amount of fluid in a short time and are experiencing any of these symptoms:
Nausea or vomiting
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Fainting or seizures."
For more information about what happens when you are dehydrated, the symptoms and treatment of dehydration, check out the article here.