How to Maintain Optimal Hydration Levels While You’re Travelling


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When we travel, various factors can cause dehydration; taking the fun and excitement out of the trip as we’re forced to spend time on hospital bed. Getting enough fluids each day is certainly important when you’re at home and going about your normal routines, and even more so while we travel, either by plane, train, or car.

This article is full of information about the importance of staying hydrated while we’re traveling, and some tips about how to stay hydrated on your next trip.

Causes of Dehydration During Travel

When we travel, our body is taken out of its normal routines and hence is exposed to different elements it’s not used to. If you travel to another country, you could be at a higher risk of traveler’s diarrhea due to food and drinks you consume. Also, air travel commonly causes dehydration due to the low humidity levels in airplane cabins. Prolonged heat exposure, excessive alcohol intake, and food poisoning can also cause a person’s body to become dehydrated while traveling.


Symptoms of Travel Dehydration

One of the most common symptoms of dehydration, while you’re away from home, is traveler’s diarrhea. This condition is often caused by E-coli that results from eating or drinking something that is contaminated with bacteria. Traveler’s diarrhea often lasts for at least three days and is typically accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, bloody stools, or fever.

Other symptoms of dehydration that occur during travel include headaches, dry skin, extreme thirst, dizziness, and a lack of urination.

The Importance of Travel Hydration 

Staying hydrated while traveling means much more than not feeling thirsty, especially when you’re traveling. When you become dehydrated, your overall health is put at risk and you are more likely to feel fatigued, have an increased heart rate, and experience confusion.

All of these things can be a recipe for disaster if you’re traveling for work and need to be alert or if you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar place on vacation. However, maintaining enough water in your system can be effective in preventing blood clots in your lungs or legs while traveling, as well as for preventing heart attacks. When you’re away from home, you won’t have access to doctors who are familiar with your health, and you may have trouble finding the care you need to manage your symptoms.

How to Stay Hydrated on a Trip

Although squeezing through the aisle to use the airplane lavatory may sound like a hassle, try to drink about a cup of water each hour while flying. Here’s a pro tip though: if you want to avoid going to the restroom multiple times, you should never gulp down the entire glass or cup of your drink. While drinking in large amount at once will only cause your urinary tract to squeeze them back out; having small sips of water within shorter span of time will make sure they are properly absorbed by your body; therefore reducing the need of using the restroom altogether. Pretty neat, huh? Try it yourself. Moreover, it is also advised to consume hydrating foods on travel days to prevent dehydration, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and soups. We also suggest bringing an electrolyte solution with you. Luckily, just about any mini-marts in the island now carries instant, bottled elctrolyte water in their fridge so it won’t be a hassle staying hydrated here.


IV Infusion Packages by Unicare Clinic

Our last tip is, of course, to book yourself our IV Infusion Packages. Providing many kinds of anti-dehydration IV Infusion Packages, our service is conducted by professionals in our amazing clinics throughout Bali. Whether you’re getting the Traveller IV Vitamin Drip or the Basic Non-IV Package, our friendly staff are always ready to guide you through the process, and you’ll instantly see-and,more importantly, feel the difference in your body. Our service is easily accesible to book from our website, and will definitely keep you healthy during your stay in Bali. Have you tried our IV Infusion Packages? How did it feel afterwards? We’d like to hear your feedback and if you’re recommending getting these packages for a fellow traveller. Talk to us in the comment section! See you in our next article; and until then, please remember to stay safe and healthy.