Drinking water

What’s more refreshing in this world than a tall, iced glass of water, however, half of the world’s population suffers from dehydration without even realizing the fact that it can lead to serious health problems.

Negative effects of dehydration and how to check your level of dehydration

If you don’t drink enough water you are 60 to 80 percent short of water, so if you don’t drink enough water every day it disappears from your blood up to eight

percent and this leads to narrow blood vessels, blood clots, the rise in blood pressure

and a risk of heart attack and stroke. Also, it disappears from the intercellular space up to 26 percent and this leads to rave acidity levels gout, kidney stones, brittle bones and lower immunity.

Finally, the water disappears from yourself up to 66 percent which leads to higher cholesterol, reduced metabolism, and accelerated aging. Once your mouth is dry, it seems pretty obvious but the ramifications might not be so. Of course anytime you feel that sticky nasty feeling in your mouth you obviously reach for some liquid. Sugary drinks are only known to be a temporary solution to the problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucous membranes in your mouth and throat. You need to keep your mouth moist with saliva long after that.

Dry skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ so it needs to stay hydrated. Dry skin is known to be one of the earliest signs of dehydration. A lack of water means a lack of sweat which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day. If you want to stave off breakouts the first recourse should be to drink more water whenever you’re very thirsty.

Dry body

We went over dry mouth already, thirst goes beyond the desert like Tom. Anyone who has ever had a hangover can tell you that waking up your body just can’t get enough water. Alcohol dehydrates the entire body. Drinking water continuously signals the brain until your fluid  levels get back to baseline.

Listen to what your body is telling you, it knows what it’s talking about.

Bloodshot eyes

By now it should be clear that drinking water affects more than just your mouth or throat. Lack of water intake leads to dry, bloodshot eyes. Without water in the body, your tear ducts dry up and this can cause much more harm to your eyes

especially if you are on contacts every day.


Joint pains

Both the cartilage and spinal disks of a human are made of about 80%t water. This is necessary as it reduces friction so as to keep your bones from grinding against each other. With every

step taken by keeping your body hydrated, you ensure that your joints can absorb the shock of sudden movements such as running, jumping, or falling awkwardly


Decrease in muscle mass

Your muscles also are comprised mostly of water obviously and less water in the body means less muscle mass. Drinking water before, during and after a workout

doesn’t  keep you hydrated and comfortable alone it also brings water to the right place in the new body and decreases the chance of developing inflammation and soreness related to exercise and weightlifting


Stay sick longer

Taking water enables your body to flush  toxins out continuously. Your organs ought to filter out certain waste products like a machine but if you don’t fuel the Machine with water it cannot work properly what ends up happening. A dehydrated body’s organs

start to pull water from stored areas like your blood, giving rise to a whole new set of problems.

Fatigue and lethargy

When a body is dehydrated, it borrows water from your blood, and a lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen being raw throughout the body. Of course, a lack of oxygen leads to the creepiness and outright sleek. A lack of stamina means you’ll start to experience less body control


When you’re dehydrated, your body starts to give signs that more food is needed. This occurs throughout the day and overnight when you wake up craving for more food or snack in the midnight. I’ll like to let you know that eating food creates more work for your body while, drinking water purifies your organ and supplies it with the appropriate fuel it needs to undergo the body processes.


Digestive problems

We’ve mentioned about the mucus present in our mouth and throat earlier and how keeping our body hydrated enables the membrane to function correctly, this also applies to the entire digestive that proper hydration, the amount of mucus and the strength of the mucus in the stomach keeps  stomach acids at bay which does some significant damage to your inner organs and this in turn leads to what is known as heartburn and indigestion.

Premature aging

The amount of water your body retains naturally decreases as you age, while premature aging is more evident on the outside. The damages done to our insides will ultimately be felt over time.

Do you want to check your level of dehydration right now?

Here’s a quick test pinch the skin on the back of your hand if the fold of your skin swings out straight away and you are hydrated but if the skin stays in the position.

Even for a moment then you’re dehydrated, go and have a glass of water immediately.

Remember that different levels of dehydration might be very dangerous let’s have a few looks on the sign of light levels of dehydration

  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Irritable dark yellow urine
  • Toilet breaks.
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Bad breath
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramp


Keep in mind that a healthy person drinks water six to seven times a day


Remember that dehydration may lead to serious health consequences here are 10.

Signs of severe dehydration:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Faster breathing
  • Hollow stare
  • Low pressure
  • Extremely dry skin
  • Strong dizziness
  • Not sweating even in hot weather
  • Very dark urine

If you experience any of these signs, go and drink a glass of water straight away.


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