10 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR BODY IS LACKING WATER
Every cell, organ and tissue in the human body depends on water. Water have very important roles, for example:
* regulates and maintains body temperature.
* helps to maintain the balance of body fluids.
* protects your tissues, spinal cord and joints.
* helps keep your skin looking good and youthful.
* aids digestion.
* helps control calorie intake.
* lubricates your joints and eyes.
* helps your body remove waste products and toxins.
Without water, your body will stop functioning as it should. It is extremely important to keep your body hydrated. In order to stay hydrated, drink fluids and eat foods rich in water content.
At times, your body may lose water more than usual. This can occur due to vigorous physical activity, diarrhea, diabetes, excessive sweating, vomiting and frequent urination. This causes an electrolyte imbalance in your body, leading to dehydration and making it difficult for your body to function at its best.
Here are the top 10 warning signs that indicate your body lacks water.
1. Headaches and Lightheadedness
2. Bad Breath and Dry Mouth
3. Reduced Urination and Change in Color
4. Constipation and Other Digestive Issues
5. Sudden Food Cravings
6. ‘Brain Fog’ or Poor Concentration
7. Joint and Muscle Pain
8. Fatigue and Lethargy
9. Scaly, Dry Skin and Lips
10. Accelerated Heartbeat
Tips to Prevent Dehydration:
Drink plenty of water and other fluids every day. The amount of water you need to drink usually depends on a number of factors, such as the climate in which you live, how physically active you are, and your overall health.
Start your day with a large glass of water (room temperature) and drink one full glass of water before every meal.
If you are busy and often forget to drink water, set a reminder to drink a glass of water a few times a day.
Carry your own water bottle, no matter where you are going.
Along with water, start including water-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Avoid drinks that can cause dehydration, such as alcohol, energy drinks and others that contain caffeine.
When suffering from a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, increase your fluid intake to prevent severe dehydration.
You should consult your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms such as extreme thirst, dizziness, not passing urine for more than eight hours, and a rapid or weak pulse.
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