Nutrition Myths

Tag - dehydration


Diuretics are substances that cause an increase of the amount of water and sodium that is excreted in the urine.


Hypo-hydration is a state of an inadequate amount of water required for normal functioning of the body. In other words, it is a body water content beyond normal. It also refers to the status with a maximum urine osmolality. Severe hypo-hydration...


Hyper-hydration refers to an excessive amount of water in the body. It is the opposite of dehydration. It is usually caused by excessive fluid intake. Hyper-hydration refers to the status with a minimum urine osmolality.


Euhydration is a normal state of body water – neither dehydrated nor hyperhydrated. In other words, it defines a normal fluctuation in body water content and can be measured by urine osmolality.


Dehydration is the process where body water is lost. It usually occurs as a result of excessive sweating (often when during physical exercise there is not enough fluid intake), vomiting, diarrhea and diuretics. The following are progressive signs of...