As constituent of all organisms all living being depends on water, essential for metabolic processes in the body.
Only pure water really hydrates body, with a proper amount needed, and maintains proper function of digestive system also body temperature. Only pure water purifies the body of toxins.
We must understand purpose of this article – to raise awareness of its importance.
Energy drink, tea and coffee, juice, sparkling water are not substitute for water. These can dehydrate the body.
That is why it is good to understand warning signals of body and below is a nice guideline:
Healthy body urinates 6-7 times a day (varies in each individual). Insufficience of water affects kidneys function and will not remove the toxins from the body that can lead to severe complications.
Drink more water if you notice that you urinate 2-3 times a day – it is signal that you don’t get enough water.
Healthy, nice and smooth skin means taking plenty of water. Keep your skin hydrated to prevent dryness.
Long time having dry skin means you are dehydrated and seeking water. Even lot of cream and moisturizer, skin is still dry- means there is lack of water in your body. To maintain optimal hydration level take a glass of water every hour and you will see skin complexion will be improved.
Headache caused by dehydration is different than common. How to make difference? These headaches are more severe as you move.
Won’t be able to bend down and move fast or climb up/down stairs, because then pain get worse. It is necessary to drink water immediately when have feeling it coming and just sip water slowly.
Dry mouth often shown with lack of saliva means dehydration. Some period of dry mouth can lead to severe damages in oral cavity and also throat. Also some medicines can affect production of saliva and it is recommended always to have bottle of water with you.
Color of urine
Good indicator of severe lack of water is color of urine. If urine is lightly colored you are well hydrated. Lack of water changes urine color dramatically. Brown color of urine, means severe dehydration and in that case it is needed to drink much more water than usually. Different level of hydration is shown with different urine colors. Remember that it is recommended to drink water slowly to enable body to distribute properly.
Feeling hungry even you have already had meal and feel cravings; it is confusion between hunger and thirst. Instead eating, take a glass of water. Body may sometimes confuse signals and you have feeling of hungry.Maybe it was never hunger at all, because body just asking for water.
The lightness in head is of spent large amount of fluids, and body needs its water immediately . Must be known that sometimes buildups in inner ear or long time spend on sun may make you feel dizziness. Just take a glass of water whenever you feel it.
Symptoms of chronic dehydration
Clear symptoms as signs of chronic dehydration could be overlooked, but condition of chronic dehydration is recognized on advanced level.
Below are most common symptoms of chronic dehydration:
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- Urinary tract infection
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