With temperatures soaring above 30 degrees in England this week, staying hydrated and hitting your daily water quota is essential to avoid dehydration. But what is dehydration exactly, and how do you know if you’re dehydrated?

Dehydration occurs when your body does not contain the amount of water it needs in order to function properly. While mild dehydration can be rectified by quenching your thirst, at its most severe, dehydration can be life threatening.

We speak to Dr Andrew Thornber, chief medical officer at Now Patient, about the symptoms of dehydration and the telltale signs you’re not hitting your daily water quota.

Source: Dehydration: how to tell if you’re dehydrated – Netdoctor