Have you ever been dehydrated before? It is not a fun ride to be on.
When you are not replacing the fluids in your body, you will become dehydrated. This is extremely easy to do in Phoenix, especially for us hikers.
Along the trails we can be sweating without even realizing it, seeing as it instantly evaporates off our skin.
When our bodies start to begin to become dehydrated the
first thing that happens is we feel thirsty. Yep! That’s right! If you feel
thirsty then you already dehydrated.
As we keep losing fluids our blood will actually become thicker, which tells the kidneys to start saving up any water left, stopping us from urinating. Your kidneys are literally holding on to what it can.
Due to our blood being thicker, our heart has to pump much harder than normal. This puts stress on our system, which causes it…
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