Keep an eye out for the symptoms of dehydration, which include:
- dry mouth, lips and eyes
- urinating less and darker urine than usual.
If untreated, dehydration can lead to urine infections, constipation, muscle damage and kidney stones. If you feel yourself becoming dehydrated, or notice it in someone else, drink more water. It may be easier to drink little and often.
Some people might be more likely to become dehydrated if they have diabetes, dementia, difficulties swallowing or they’re on certain medications. If you’re caring for someone, keep a note of how much they drink.