Dehydration may hit you when you least expect it and can appear slowly or very suddenly. Many of us have been taught that a headache can be the cause of dehydration, but additional symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, fatigue, lack of perspiration, or even shortness of breath. So why are we at a higher risk of dehydration at high altitudes? At high altitudes, the air pressures and the humidity is lower than at sea level which results in an accelerated evaporation of moisture from your skin surface and your lungs. How do we avoid getting dehydrated? Drink water! Coffee, tea and sugary drinks may cause further dehydration so stick with water; it is the best hydration fluid there is!
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