We all know drinking water is crucial to remain healthy and prevent dehydration. Water keeps every part of your body working properly, it is the most important component of our cells, organs and tissues. Even thou you are drinking water through out the day, your body loses water through sweat glands and urine. Many studies have shown that about 2/3 of the population are dehydrated, and dehydration comes with big consequences.
Here are the signals your body sends to replenish your water supply:
If you are not drinking enough water, you can get a nasty urinary tract infection.
Drinking water increase the need to urinate more, which means the bacteria will have less chances to attach to the walls of your urinary tract. So if you have infrequent urination and your urine is dark yellow, your body is lacking proper hydration.
Dehydration leads to fatigue, mood swings, headaches and depression, because your blood is not delivering oxygen to your brain.
80% of our brains are water, so when you are not consuming enough water your brain tissue loses water causing your brain to shrink and pull away from the skull, giving you a headache. Dehydration can drop blood volume which lowers blood flow and oxygen to your brain. This leads to brain swelling, making your headache even worst.
Not drinking enough water can interfere with your body’s ability to digest food and get rid of waste, leading to hunger and weight gain.
Your body can get confused, so instead searching for water, it can make you feel hungry, even when you are full.
Poor hydration causes dull, dry skin and premature aging.
Significant loss of body fluid causes dehydrated flaky skin, which can lead to premature wrinkles if not treated.
Water impact how well your muscles work, so dehydration can make you feel physically weaker.
When nerves that are connected to the muscles are not getting as much water as they need, they become hypersensitive causing muscle cramps.