Even during summer, we can see the adults and especially children spending so much of their time in outdoor activities like camping, surfing, swimming, etc. Everything works fine if one’s body is hydrated.

But, it’s very easy to get engrossed in these fun activities so much that you may sideline the water requirements of your body.

On a superficial level, you may feel everything is fine but it is only after the symptoms start triggering themselves up that you are brought back to realize that “Really, can dehydration cause this?”

What is Dehydration?

Do you know why you sweat? As a child, you may have thought that what purpose does sweat serve or sometimes even deemed it to be unnecessary.

But now as you are still reading this, you must have realized by now that it does serve some healthful purpose.

When your body gets dehydrated, it means that it needs more fluids and water to retain a normal body temperature.

Considering Aussie temperature, where we face mostly high temperatures throughout the year, we should keep a track of the amount of water consumed daily.

As sweat produced increases so do the body requirement of even more water to regulate the body temperature.

On the contrary, during humid weather, sweat is unable to evaporate which again causes the body temperature to rise. If not supplanted with enough water and fluids, the consequences can be dire.

Dehydration Symptoms

  • Thirst
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Skin dryness

Causes of Dehydration

  • Not taking fluids in required quantity
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dieting
  • Sun exposure
  • Medical conditions: diabetes, ulcerative colitis, cholera, heat stroke, kidney failure, digestive tract infection, etc

Homeopathy for Dehydration

Homeopathy for dehydration works through the theory  of individualization and symptom similarity.

By treating the underlying cause a state of overall well being is brought about.

Homeopathy offers a wide range of remedies to choose from for your individual susceptibility.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Dehydration

  • Camphora
  • Lachesis
  • Carbo Veg
  • Cuprum Met
  • Aethusa
  • Arsenic album
  • Veratrum album
  • China

Note: The medicines list given above is indicative. For you individual case, consult a qualified homeopath.

Dehydration Prevention

Wear lightweight and light-colored clothes during summer

Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks

Never allow your kids to play outdoor unless they carry a water bottle.

Consume fruits and vegetable that contain high water content like strawberries, lettuce, celery, watermelon, etc

Try to avoid doing exercise outdoors. Even if you do, make sure to take several breaks for water intake.

  Practice yoga as it  prevents sweat production

 If you don’t like the plain taste of water, you can add flavors such as lime, citrus, lavender, etc.

Try to avoid spicy foods as they raise the body’s internal temperature and hence results in the loss of body fluids.

Avoid high protein diet

Try water tracker and reminder smartphone apps

But still, if you can’t get rid of the symptoms yourself, you can take the help of natural treatments like homeopathy.

Homeopathy, one of the most popular natural healing treatments works to remove the disease from the very cause by making an individual case study of the patient.

This study allows a homeopath to prescribe you with the best possible remedy linked to your individual symptoms and patterns, thereby creating a complete health balance.

The best homeopathic remedy for dehydration is China Officinalis which can provide relief from dehydration within minutes and can be taken subject to consultation with a homeopath.

If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.

Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath