When to reach for Hydralyte?

Common causes of dehydration are travel, exercise, fever and illness and even the occasional hangover. Usually, plenty of water and a healthy diet can keep you adequately hydrated but certain conditions or activities can lead to inadequate levels of fluid and electrolytes within our bodies. Even a small amount can lead to dehydration and if not treated can become a serious condition.

Vomiting and Diarrhoea

When you've got a nasty tummy bug, vomiting and diarrhoea can cause a large loss of fluid and electrolytes, dehydration is inevitable. 

Fever

An elevated body temperature is often accompanied by increased sweating which leads to fluid and electrolyte loss.

Alcohol

A big night out can result in dehydration, leaving you with dry mouth and a headache.  If you don't drink enough water with alcohol, you can become dehydrated quickly.

Exercise

Heavy sweating reduces fluid and electrolytes, which can cause mild to moderate dehydration that can impact  sports performance.

Travel

Travellers are at risk of the potentially dehydrating effects of air travel when they are inside an aeroplane cabin for too long. 

Prolonged Heat Exposure

Hot weather can cause your body's core temperature to rise. This usually causes a higher sweat rate, resulting in lost fluid and electrolytes.

Did you know?

Activating the sodium glucose transporter is the secret to rapid rehydration