The Harmful Effects of Dehydration

The Harmful Effects of Dehydration


The Harmful Effects of Dehydration

Do you sometimes have headaches in the day? Do you ever feel a little fuzzy in the brain or feel fatigued? These may be signs of dehydration. So while enjoying a few glasses of water, read on to find out more about the harmful effects and symptoms of dehydration.

What does dehydration feel like?

  • Tiredness
  • Migraine
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Dry skin
  • 20% dehydrated – Risk of death


Symptoms of Dehydration

If you are having any of the following symptoms of dehydration, it is a sign that you need more water:

  • Dark Urine – Dark Yellow or Orange in Color: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake. Dark color or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water.


  • Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its share of water.


  • Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you’re already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when you are not thirsty. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.


  • Hunger: Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, whereas in actual fact, they may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water.


  • Fatigue: Water is a source of energy and can give you a boost!


Read more about the benefits of drinking water here:

The functions of water in the body

Harmful effects of dehydration

The benefits of drinking water

How to calculate how much water is right for you


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