Dehydration is a condition in which the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. It occurs when the amount of fluid going out of the body is greater than the amount being taken in. This can happen due to a variety of reasons, including prolonged exercise without replenishing fluids, high temperatures and sweating, illness with vomiting or diarrhea, or simply not drinking enough water.

Dehydration can range from mild to severe, and symptoms can include thirst, dry mouth and skin, fatigue, dark yellow urine, and dizziness or lightheadedness. In severe cases, dehydration can lead to serious complications such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and in severe cases, kidney failure, seizures, and even death. It is important to prevent dehydration by staying hydrated by drinking water, especially in hot weather or when engaging in physical activity, and to seek treatment if symptoms of dehydration are severe or persistent. Treatment for dehydration may involve rehydrating with fluids and electrolytes, and in severe cases, intravenous fluid replacement may be necessary.

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