How To Spot Chronic Dehydration

At The Water Delivery Company, we care about keeping you hydrated. Make sure you know how spot chronic dehydration before it is too late this summer. Staying hydrated is vital for our bodies and can be detrimental if we do not give our bodies enough water.

Spot The Signs Of Dehydration Before It Is Too Late!

On average our bodies are made up of about 75% water. When you are dehydrated your body will begin to ration this water. Chronic dehydration can appear as soon as you lose between 2-3% of your body’s water. Spot the signs before it is too late:

Fatigue

Are you feeling very tired? Water is our most important source of energy. Lack of water causes the cells and enzymes in our body to slow down resulting in fatigue. Fatigue is one of the early signs of chronic dehydration. Feeling sleepy? Drink some water!

Constipation

That’s right. The colon is one of the first places our body absorbs water. Lack of water means that waste moves much slower through the small intestine. Constipation is a sign of chronic dehydration.

High Blood Pressure

Dehydration will make your body produce more cholesterol, leading to high blood pressure. This can be seriously detrimental to the body and something that should be taken very seriously. Keep yourself hydrated today to prevent high blood pressure.

Digestive Disorders

A lack of hydration means that your body cannot produce digestive juices. This can result in a shortage of alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium leading to stomach ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.

Allergies

A common way the body retains water when dehydrated is restricting airways. Lack of hydration is a common reason for allergies, especially asthma. Help your body today, start drinking more water!

Weight Gain

Chronic dehydration can deplete cells of energy. The body will then rely on food for energy, slowing down your metabolism as it is trying to hold onto energy. This can result in weight gain.

Joint Pain and Stiffness

Cartilage is made up mainly of water. When our bodies are suffering from dehydration cartilage becomes weak and cannot repair itself as fast as when we are hydrated resulting in sore and stiff joints.

Skin Disorders Or Blemishing

Skin is our largest organ. Dehydration means that toxins are not flushed out the body. This can make our skin extremely vulnerable to psoriasis, wrinkles, dry skin, acne and discolouration. Drink water and keep your skin healthy and happy!

Aging Before Your Time

Chronic dehydration can lead to you looking old before your time. The body is weaker and cannot look after itself when lacking water. The best way to keep yourself looking young is to keep your body hydrated every day of your life!

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