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A simple test detects the body's exposure to dehydration.

Health experts said that there is a simple method that can detect dehydration using the fingers.

A simple test detects the body's exposure to dehydration.

The method involves "pinching" the skin with two fingers on the abdomen, the front of the hand, or the skin on the chest below the collarbone for a few seconds, holding the fingers in place while pinching.

After pressing the skin for a few seconds, release it, and if it returns to its normal position immediately, it means that the moisture in your body is good. While the opposite indicates dehydration.

In this regard, Dr. Dana Brims, who resides in Los Angeles, explained in a video clip on TikTok that received more than 4.5 million views that this is called a skin swelling test, which measures skin elasticity.

“When the body is well hydrated, your skin has more elasticity and quickly returns to its original shape after being pinched,” she said. “On the other hand, dehydration leads to decreased skin elasticity.”

Keeping the skin hydrated helps maintain collagen, a protein that provides structure and strength to the skin, muscles and bones.

However, skin elasticity can decrease with age, regardless of how much water you drink.

Other signs of dehydration include: extreme thirst, decreased urination, dark urine, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion.

The Mayo Clinic recommends that men drink 15.5 cups of water a day (3.7 liters) and 11.5 cups for women (2.7 liters).

Source: Daily Mail -


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