Do you know the fact that our body is made up of 70% of water? It is a known fact that we need large amounts of water to stay hydrated and to be able to maintain proper bodily functions. The blood is 83% water, the lungs are 90% water and the brain is 76% water.
We have to take plenty of water as we lose a lot of water every day through breathing, sweating, and urination. Experts say that an average person should drink 6-8 glasses of water every day, although we usually drink two cups a day.
It is recommended that people should take 12 glasses of water a day, while should drink 9 cups on average. These help to keep avoid dehydration and keep our body well hydrated. If water quantity decreases, you will face certain health problems, manifested through various symptoms.
Here are some of the most obvious signs of your body when it needs more water:
You will witness a change in the colour of your urine. It is a perfect indicator that you are hydrated. Yellow-colored urine is a clear sign of dehydration.
This may be a result of certain medications, vitamin B, or if you have recently eaten beets, blackberries, asparagus, and similar foods. If the change of urine is temporary, your health condition is good. If your urine remains darker, when you drink more water, you need to consult a doctor as it is a sign of a more serious condition such as hepatitis.
If you do not urinate for few hours, it means that your body is experiencing dehydration. If your body has enough water, you should go to bathroom about 4-7 times a day. If the level of toxins is increasing in your body, it can lead to serious consequences.
Water hydrates all cells and tissues in the body, which applies to the digestive system. Water keeps good track of gastrointestinal tract supple and clean. Is helps to stimulate your regular bowel movements and prevents constipation.
Constipation is a common symptom of dehydration leading to reinforced chairs due to excessive fluid loss. Vomiting and diarrhoea often lead to dehydration. It can cause heartburn and indigestion. You need to eat fibre in addition to drinking water as well.
A study in 2003 published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that proper hydration is the key to prevent constipation and maintains the proper functioning of the body.
Dry and wrinkled skin
Dry skin is yet another cause that causes dehydration as it leads to lack of elasticity. You skin needs plenty of water to remain in a good health position. In addition, low water levels lead to less sweating that prevents the body from effectively eliminating excess dirt and oil build up on your skin.
Dehydration helps to reduce the risk of eczema, acne, and psoriasis as water stimulates flushing toxins from the body. But make sure to maintain proper body hydration and good quality skin by drinking more water.
The human brain is almost 90% water and less quantity of water in the brain may cause a negative impact on the memory, decision skills and mood of decision.
Dehydration is often manifested by symptoms of brain fog, including forgetfulness and difficulty focusing, thinking and communication.
According to a study published in 2013 in Clinical autonomic research, Dehydration is one of the most commonly reported caused of brain fog in human along with lack of sleep, fatigue, and an extended position.
Another study in 2011 that was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, says that dehydration can lead to mood swings.
Source: Sport Online Group