Dehydration happens when you lose more fluids than your body takes in. This means your body does not have enough water to carry out its normal functions. Dehydration can lead to many severe complications, such as kidney failure, shock and sometimes death.
Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Decrease in urination
- Dark yellow- or amber-colored urine
- Low blood pressure
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, speak to your health care team. There may be an alternative reason for your symptom but it is best to make your health care team aware.