Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. Dehydration can be mild or severe. mild dehydration can be managed at home, Severe dehydration needs to be treated in a hospital or emergency care setting.
Our body requires a certain amount of water or fluid level to perform its normal sensations and functions. If there is decreased intake and increased loss of water or fluid from the body, it results in the condition of dehydration, which ultimately leads to abnormal functioning of the body.
- feeling thirsty
- dark yellow, strong-smelling pee
- peeing less often than usual
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- feeling tired
- dry mouth, lips and tongue
- sunken eyes
- being drowsy or irritable
- low blood pressure
- rapid heart rate
- rapid breathing
- excessive sweating
- excessive urination
- diabetes m
Medical conditions which can cause dehydration:
Digestive tract infections
Few homoeopathic medicines which are commonly used are as -Camphora, Veratrum album, Cuprum met, Aethusa, Arsenic album, Carbo veg, China, Lachesis, Elaterium, Secale cor, Jatropha, Natrum mur.
- Camphora, Veratrum album, Jatropa and China are remedies for dehydration caused by gastroenteritis, especially diarrhoea.
- Arsenic alb, Cuprum met and Aethusa have both vomiting and diarrhoea. Aethusa is especially useful in children.
- Cuprum met also has cramps with dehydration.
- Lachesis, Secale cor, Trillium p and China also cover dehydration after blood loss.
- Carbo veg is the remedy for the state of collapse or shock. If the patients faints due to fluid loss, the remedies are China, Acid phos, Trillium p, Carbo veg and Ipecac.
- China and Acid phos has pronounced weakness with symptoms of dehydration.
- If there is emaciation and weight loss due to chronic dehydration, the remedies to consider are Selenium, China, Lycopodium and Veratrum album.
- Headache due to dehydration : Glonine, China.
- Apart from the homeopathic remedies, oral or intravenous rehydration should be done and any other underlying medical condition should be treated appropriately.