Symptoms of Dehydration

Kidney stones are one of the many symptoms of dehydration. Other symptoms include:

• irritability

• dry eyes and mouth

• painful joints

• depression

• fatigue

• light-headedness/weakness

• dry skin

• confusion

• dark/concentrated urine

• loss of appetite

• thirst

(These are also signs of dehydration in children.)

Some people have, for one reason or another, suppressed their natural thirst.

They have decided for one reason or another that drinking lots of fluids leads to more trips to the bathroom, which is seen as an inconvenience or nuisance.

Some work environments are less conducive to relieving one's self, i.e.-construction sites.

It only takes one kidney stone episode to get over this inconvenience.

Dehydration can have some serious complications:

• increased heart rate

• decreased perspiration

• elevated temperature

• headaches

• nausea

• fever

• muscle spasms

• loss of vision

• seizures

• unconsciousness

• concentrated urine

This last complication is the leading cause of kidney stones and symptoms of dehydration. If the urine is not kept diluted, an environment exists for the formation of crystals that lead to kidney stones. It is essential to increase fluid intake to prevent kidney stones. Until there is a "cure", this is it! Drink more water!

If a person is showing signs of dehydration, give them water, but be sure to have them drink it slowly by sipping. Drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are also helpful to replace electrolytes. If they are also suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion, having them suck on a popsicle will help to cool their body temperature down.

If a person is showing serious signs of dehydration and there is doubt about what to do, go to the hospital or contact your physician! Dehydration can kill!

How do you prevent dehydration?


You have to pay attention to how much water you are drinking, especially in hot climates or when undergoing heavy physical exertion. Pay attention to the color of your urine. Dark yellow=bad (concentrated)…clear=good (diluted).

Not only will you prevent kidney stones by drinking sufficient amounts of fluids, but you will also be doing the rest of your body a favor: better vision, clearer thinking, better elimination, glowing skin, improved emotional outlook, hydrated joints, more comfortable contacts, shinier hair, etc. The list goes on!

I have believed this to be true from experience, but the book "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" reveals one Doctor's practice in treating various diseases with water. A simple solution to many ailments with many illustrated symptoms of dehydrations. Check it out:

Nine Ways to Drink More Water

Cranberry Juice and Kidney Stones

Diet for Kidney Stones

Kidney Stone Symptoms

Passing a Kidney Stone

Kidney Stone Informatioin

Return from Symptoms of Dehydration to Kidney Stone 911 Homepage

Additional Resources:
(external links)

My recommended water filter icon
"Be Yourself"-Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

Your Kidney Stone Story
A Kidney Stone Forum

Have a kidney stone horror story?

What is your best kidney stone pain reliever?

What is your favorite kidney stone herbal remedy?

How big was the stone?

What changes have you made in your lifestyle and/or diet?

What advice would you give to other kidney stone sufferers?

Share you kidney stone product recommendations.

The best entry will be selected monthly and included in the KS911 Newsletter.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Kidney Stone Pain
You need kidney stone pain relief and need it fast! Here are some immediate pain killers to take the edge off while you figure out what to do next.
Kidney Stone Symptoms
What are some kidney stone symptoms?
Kidney Stone Causes
What are some kidney stone causes? Diet for kidney stones.
How To Prevent Kidney Stones
If you have recently suffered from a kidney stone attack you are probably wondering how to prevent kidney stones from developing in the future.
Kidney Stone Treatments
Various kidney stone treatments from extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to laser surgery.
Types of Kidney Stones
Kidney stone hall of fame. Different types of kidney stones.
Kidney Stones Pictures
A small collection of the most common kidney stones pictures
Share Your Kidney Stone Story
Looking for a place to share your kidney stone story? This is it. Read what other's have said and learn from their experience. Recipes, images, remedies, etc.
Passing a Kidney Stone
How do you control the pain when passing a kidney stone? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and lots of water.
Symptoms of Dehydration
One of the surest symptoms of dehydration is the presence of kidney stones.
Diet for Kidney Stones
The best diet for kidney stones considers: oxalate, animal protein, sodium, fruits and vegetables.
Kidney Stone Surgery
When the stones are too large to pass on their own and other options have been tried, you may have to have kidney stone surgery to remove the dreaded stone(s).
Kidney Anatomy
Picture of kidney anatomy and urinary tract.
The Kidney Stone 911 eBook!
Kidney Stone 911 eBook your no fluff, no bull, no non-sense kidney stone treatment and prevention. A reliable and concise, “all-in-one place” resource that can be read off-line.
Kidney Stone Pictures
A small collection of the most common kidney stone pictures.
Kidney Stone Book Reviews
KS911 kidney stone book reviews-paperbacks, ebooks, kindle books, etc.
Kidney Stone Videos
A collection of medical kidney stone videos as well as some humourous ones.
Kidney Stone Shop
The Kidney Stone Shop: supplements, herbal remedies, books, natural cures.
Here's the latest!
A place for kidney stone sufferers to share their experiences, episodes and photos.
Kidney Stone Removal Report by Joe Barton
A review of Joe Barton's Kidney Stone Removal Report.
Potassium Citrate and Kidney Stones
Potassium Citrate and Kidney Stones: Potassium citrate has proven most effective in preventing and reducing existing kidney stones.
Kidney Stone 911
Contact Kidney Stone 911
Medical Disclaimer
Medical Disclaimer for Kidney Stone 911
Kidney Stone 911 Privacy Policy
Kidney stone 911 privacy policy.
My Story
My story has two themes: discontent and pain. Passing a kidney stone: a personal journey.
Kidney Stone Glossary
A comprehensive kidney stone glossary. Common kidney stone terms.

30% off aquasana water filter systems