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Lack of water in our system or mild dehydration is very subtle. We often do not even realize it has affected us. Its not going to kill you. I meet people all the time, especially new to Kunming visitors who simply do not realize they are affected. Why am I breathing so hard when I climb stairs? They think. Why am I so dry mouthed or irritable? We have thousands of visitors for the Yunnan Exposition this week. I had a friend a long time resident this week who had a small problem. We know all this but easily forget so this is my annual reminder.
Symptoms and signs of dehydration. What to watch for: This can be minor, such as increased thirst, or more severe. Depending on the extent of the dehydration. Along with thirst, initial symptoms of dehydration include reduced urine output and darkening of the urine as it becomes more concentrated. If the condition progresses, other symptoms develop, including dry mouth, decreased perspiration, lightheadedness, muscle cramps, weakness, palpitations, and absent tear production by the eyes. The skin may feel cool and clammy.
My post here is to simply to mention, with concern, subtle problems that can occur in high altitude, dry, areas with slightly smaller amounts of oxygen. Many should drink more water.
We have numerous visitors to Kunming this week. Dehydration can occur to some. The effects are slow and subtle often not noticed by those who suffer them and usually are not that serious. This has happened to many living here. They can slightly affect ones judgement depending on the person. This is NOT a serious huge problem Kunming, one simply should be aware of it. One can notice the affects sometimes when climbing stairs here if one is from sea level area. Slight shortness of breath. One sees many of us locals carrying bottles of water around on the streets daily. Denver in America has had similar conditions since it was developed. As to beer it contains alcohol which is generally classified as a dehydrator.