There’s no denying that during lockdown, mothers and woman at large, have had to do 5 times more than usual with the added pressure of juggling work, housework, motherhood and being a partner while still making time for yourself. Mothers constantly have to care for their family and ensure they’re always healthy, happy and fit – and as a result, end up being exhausted, low on energy and dehydrated. But there's no need to worry yourself, Nudrate will do your body and mind the world of good!
What causes dehydration?
In honour of World ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) Day which took place on the 29th of July, we take a look at what it means to be adequately hydrated and what dehydration actually entails.
Dehydration is caused when you have less water in your body than you’re consuming. In a nutshell, it is when the amount of water leaving the body is bigger than the amount being taken in. 
The signs of dehydration: 
- Dry mouth
- Eyes stop making tears
- Sweating may stop
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart palpitations
- Light headedness (especially when standing)
- Decreased urine output
How can you tell if your infant or young child is dehydrated?
Each year, millions of children die all over the world because of dehydration, often caused by diarrhoea. Thus, it’s important that parents provide children with enough fluid and water to prevent dehydration. 
Look out for these signs and symptoms: 
- Dry mouth and tongue
- No tears when crying
- No wet diapers for three hours
- Sunken eyes, cheeks
- Sunken soft spot on top of skull
- Listlessness or irritability
Nudrate oral rehydration salts is made into a solution and assists in preventing and restoring electrolyte loss and dehydration in infants, children and adults. You can easily make it at home – choose between the blackcurrant or citrus flavours, and just add water to it. You also have the option to choose to take your Nudrate with or without food. Mom, make sure you have Nudrate on hand, for those days when you’re feeling dehydrated! Nudrate will speed up your recovery and get you and your family back on the go.
Myth buster: Is it better to drink water slowly or all at once?
According to the Water Quality & Health Council, it’s not advisable to drink too much water too fast. This is referred to as ‘water intoxication’ and causes an imbalance in sodium and other electrolytes. It’s recommended that you drink according to thirst because the fluid lost through sweat and urine varies for each person participating in a variety of outdoor activities. That’s why recommending fixed ranges of fluid intake is not appropriate. Rather drink water when you’re thirsty as a real-time guide appears safe and effective. Our advice therefore, is to rather drink small amounts of water frequently and if you're still feeling dehydrated, try some Nudrate to get back on the go.
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For full prescription information refer to the packaging insert. *Note: The health references were supplied by an external client. Oral Rehydration Salts Therapy is effective to assist with the treatment of the early stages of dehydration. Consult a medical professional when treating the symptoms of dehydration – especially in infants and the frail.
References: 1. Wedro, B. Dehydration Symptoms, Signs, Headaches & Other Effects. [Online]. From MedicineNet: https://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/article.htm [Accessed 15 July 2020]. 2. Mayo Clinic Staff. Dehydration Symptoms and Causes. From Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/symptoms-causes/syc-20354086?p=1 [Accessed 15 July 2020]. 3. Nudrate packaging insert. 4. Morris R. Hydration and Hyponatremia: Can You Drink Too Much Water? [online]. From Water Quality & Health Council: https://waterandhealth.org/safe-drinking-water/drinking-water/hydration-and-hyponatremia-can-you-drink-too-much-water/ [Accessed 15 July 2020].
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