Dehydration | Kayla Banks with Lady Luxe Life

Dehydration  is a huge concern for all of us here in Texas, and many parts of the world.  It’s the middle of September, and it’s still in the upper 90s.  There have been many people hospitalized, and even going to the point of fatalities, so I thought this was a good message for all of us.  I wrote a blog about “The Importance of Drinking Water” a few years ago.  This blog was more about our beauty in general, and how it effects your muscles, skin and overall wellness.

Today, I am focusing on the Cleveland Clinic article, and how devastating dehydration is for our bodies. I am highlighting a few, vital points:


“Dehydration is a condition in which you lose so much body fluid that your body can’t function normally. It occurs when you lose more fluids than you take in. Dehydration may happen on a particularly hot day if you sweat a lot, or if you’re sick with fever, diarrhea or vomiting. It can also occur if don’t drink enough water, or if you’re taking a medication that increases your pee (urine) output.”


“Up to 78% of your body is made of water. Your brain is made up of 73% water, and so is your heart. Your bones are 31% water, your muscles and kidneys are 79%, and your skin is 64%. A whopping 83% of water makes up your lungs.

Water helps:

  • Aid digestion and get rid of waste.
  • Your joints work. Water lubricates them.
  • Make saliva (which you need to eat).
  • Balance your body’s chemicals. Your brain needs it to create hormones and neurotransmitters.
  • Deliver oxygen all over your body.
  • Cushion your bones.
  • Regulate your body temperature.
  • Act as a shock absorber for your brain, your spinal cord and, if you’re pregnant, the fetus.”


“If you suspect that you or your child is severely dehydrated, seek immediate medical attention. Signs of dehydration in kids include:

  • Dry tongue and dry lips.
  • No tears when crying.
  • Fewer than six wet diapers per day (for infants), and no wet diapers or urination for eight hours (in toddlers).
  • Sunken soft spot on your infant’s head.
  • Sunken eyes.
  • Dry, wrinkled skin.
  • Deep, rapid breathing.
  • Cool, blotchy hands and feet.”


“If you or your child has symptoms of severe dehydration, get medical care right away. Severe dehydration can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Electrolyte imbalances.
  • Heat-related illnesses like heatstroke.
  • Kidney issues including kidney stones and kidney failure.
  • Shock, coma and even death.’

If something as simple as drinking water can be a huge prevention of all of the above, I am hopeful you will be inspired to keep hydrated!  And if you need a little motivation on how you can be fashionable, while you are drinking your water, check out my picks from ShopStyle Collective!



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