It is annoying to hear and read about drinking water, but it is seriously important to not be dehydrated.
2/3 of your whole body is just water! You can survive with no water just a few days. Water keeps alive every inch of us; every organ, cell, tissue…
The body temperature is balanced by water, the joints are lubricated and the eyes too, the digestion is improved and faster, the toxins get out of the body faster too, and the skin is healthy and softer.
We are not aware of the fact that we lose too much water daily and do not ingest as much as we should compensate. Those with highest risk factors of dehydrating are diabetics, athletes, and burn victims, compared to an average person.
If you know the signs of low water intake, you can take measures to react in time.
The most common and “simple” sign. Not enough water will decrease the amount of fluid around the brain, so that will lead to the brain being prone to being damaged or “feeling” disoriented.
When this sack lacks fluids, the brain is literally putting pressure on the skull. That is how migraines occur, and regular headaches as well. In addition, lack of water will cause low oxygen flow and low blood flow to the brain.
Foggy brain and bad concentration
Our brains, the human brains, are 90% water, and if we are dehydrated it will show with serious symptoms. The brain that lacks water will produce mood changes or problems with cognitive functioning.
If the dehydration is just mild, it will affect the short term memory at the time, momentary perception, visual focusing, arithmetic thinking, and even psychomotor skills in all age ranges.
Mood swings are also included; fatigue, confusion, anger or anxiety and high energy with no particular focus.
Palpitations of the heart
The heart is just as the brain directly nourished or damaged from the water intake levels. With less water, the plasma volume levels are decreased and the blood is worsened. The circulation will be the first thing that is impaired.
Also, mineral levels will be improper – resulting in low blood pressure. Most of the time the palpitations occur if we lack potassium and sugar in the blood.
If you are dehydrated, the organism produces less saliva which is antibacterial. The mouth becomes dry and bacteria multiplies – that is how bad breath happens.
The god amount of saliva is responsible for healthy teeth also; it prevents cavities and decaying because it makes a sort of a barrier around them and helps remove remaining food particles stuck between your teeth – that could lead to cavities and bad breath.
Constipation and digestion problems
With water intake, our bodies break down the food easier and we can get the best of nutrients this way. Water is crucial for water soluble vitamins like B complex and vitamin C. In addition, the water is like a lubricant for the digestive tract, so it keeps it clean, flexible and healthy all the time. The bowel movements will be painless and normal and there will be no constipation. With lacking of water, there are great chances of indigestion for a longer period of time and even heartburns.
If you think of a junk food craving, immediately have a glass of water first and the craving will disappear. Your body is confused when it craves such foods, so it makes false signals to the brain that you are hungry when in fact you only need water at the moment. Some organs can have a hard time functioning when there is no water, like the liver that needs water to release the glycogen into the body among other energy sources. Most often, the cravings are about sugary and sweet foods and that happens because the organism has troubles producing enough glycogen.
Muscle and joint pain
Every joint cartilage is made of approximately 65-80% water. If the body lacks water the bones can literally grind against the surrounding bones and produce unbearable joint pain. Another thing – when the magnesium level is low the reason for that is dehydration and it is leading to muscle cramps, tremors, pains…
Lethargy and fatigue
The volume of blood drops low with fluid loss, subsequently, the blood pressure rises high. The heart is “obligated” to expand in order to give food to the brain, skin and muscles, in the form of oxygen and other nutrients. That is why you feel really tired and often too.
To be focused, well-rested, alert and energetic, DRINK A LOT of water.
Dry lips and dry skin
If the skin is not elastic or soft, it needs WATER. The largest organ of the human body is the skin and of course it is logical that it needs a lot of water to look good and be healthy.
If you drink less water, you will sweat less and that is bad because the body will keep in itself the toxins that should get out, also it wouldn’t be able to get rid of the excessive dirt or oil on the skin surface. With less water, skin problems like acne, eczema or psoriasis occur quite often. On the face, though, the dry chapped lips will be the most obvious sign of dehydration.
Dark colored urine
Our kidneys’ function is to work in order to balance the whole well-being of the body. With a good amount of water, the urine looks normal: clear yellow or light yellow. That is a healthy sign for the urine, meaning the kidneys eliminated excess toxins.
But, if the urine is brownish or dark colored, it signifies that the kidneys changed the pathway of water BACK to the body in order to keep and maintain the blood pressure normal and the minerals intact.
Dark urine also means high toxin levels and also means urgent steps toward rehydration.
If the dehydration becomes chronic and constant, the kidneys will probably remain covered with toxins and create kidney stones, so be careful with the water intake!
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