YOUR BODY FIGHTS BACK WHEN YOU ARE DEHYDRATED.
Medically, we are often advised to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep our bodies at the optimum hydration level. The body is about 60% water, give or take and because we are constantly losing water from primarily via urine and sweat, we need to drink adequate amounts of water.
So the question is – how much water do you take in a day?
Often times, we only drink water after eating something and end up taking less than that 8 glasses of water in a day. However, do you know know that your body exhibit some signs when you don’t take enough water?
Sometimes, these signs are often easily confused with symptoms of something else and makes it look like you have some serious medical condition but it may just be simply dehydration. You just need to take some glasses of water to feel better.
Nonetheless, these are some telltale signs to show that you do not take enough water:
If your mouth is dry, chances are, you’re at least mildly dehydrated, and it’s time for a drink. Keep a bottle of water with you everywhere you go, and sip from it often. Keep in mind that some medications can also cause dry mouth, so if you’re experiencing just this one sign that you do not drink enough water, it could just be a side effect from a drug, not from actual dehydration.
A mild to moderate headache, especially when combined with one or more of these other symptoms of dehydration, can be another sign you do not drink enough water. If it seems like you’re always suffering from a slight headache, your body is probably trying to tell you to drink more water!