Thirst alone does not indicate that you are dehydrated. Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid than you drink. Load up on your water intake when you experience these symptoms of dehydration.
Since saliva is made up of 98 percent water, it is normal to have a dry mouth due to the lack of fluid in your body. Saliva consists of antibacterial properties that prevent bacteria from growing. So when your mouth is dry, there is also a chance that you will have bad breath.
Headaches, Dizziness And Nausea
Our brain contains a fluid sack that keeps the organ in place. When there is a lack of fluid in the sack, the brain will push against parts of the skull, causing headaches. Dehydration also lowers your blood pressure; resulting in dizziness. Nausea usually accompanies headaches and dizziness when one is dehydrated.
When there is lack of water in your body, you will feel weak and tired. A lean muscle tissue contains about 75 percent water, so when the body’s short on water, muscles tend to get fatigued easily. You will also experience loss of strength and stamina when your muscles are tired.
Lack of fluids in your body can cause dry skin. The lips are especially vulnerable to cracking and chapping when dehydrated, as most moisture is lost through the lips compared to other parts of the skin. Sometimes when the skin is dehydrated, it creates more oil to make up for the loss, which can result in pimple breakouts and dry patches.
Lack Of Urine/ Brown Urine
When the body is short on fluid, there is not enough fluids flushed from the body. Sometimes, lack of fluid also causes your urine to turn dark yellow or brown. This means that there are not enough fluids in your body to dilute the toxins expelled, hence causing your urine colour to turn darker.
Constipation happens when the colon has difficulty moving waste matter due to lack of fluid lubrication. Forcefully dispelling waste from your body with the lack of lubrication can also cause piles, as the friction between the waste and the anal canal forces the tissue lining out of the anus.
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