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How long does it take to die from dehydration?
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Without adequate water, the bodies system of balance and cooling cannot be active. As you continue to sweat or heat, without recovering water in some form, you will dehydrate. In 50 degree weather, it will take approximately ten days to die from dehydration. In 80 degree weather it will take nine days to die without water. In 120 degree weather, it will take only two days to die. To avoid dehydration always intake as much fluid as you’re putting out. If you are exerting yourself more than usual, be sure to rehydrate with electrolytes. If dehydration is suspected, drink plenty of fluid and go to the emergency room if vomiting, dizziness, and migraines are present.


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