Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? You Might be Dehydrated

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Does it seem as if you have frequent headaches? Are you constantly tired, have digestion problems, high cholesterol, and gain weight simply looking at a cookie? You might be dehydrated. Seriously dehydrated. Many people head to the doctor looking for a solution to these types of problems but rarely do you find a doctor who would ask you how much water you drink per day

When your body becomes dehydrated this means that you are losing water (or using water) faster than you are consuming water. When this happens, your body will pay a heavy price. Depending on the level of dehydration, these consequences could range in severity from minor to serious. Without sufficient water, we face such minor problems as tiredness, headaches, premature aging, and more severe problems such as asthma, seizures, even death.

If you think of your body as a factory, which needs a large staff to keep it working properly, but little by little, staff members fail to show up. Before you know it, you have a heavy workload that must get done and almost no one around to do it. You have to start making priority choices as to what gets done and what doesn’t. If things do not improve, the “factory,” your body, could fail.

Dehydration not only happens in the hot summer months, but also in the icy conditions of winter. Many people feel they don’t need as much water in the winter because they are less active but this is not necessarily true.

Keep reading and find out the many symptoms dehydration can cause. If any of these sound familiar, it might just be time for you to take a much needed H2O break.


1. Irritability

The University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Lab conducted studies that showed there was a link between negative mood swings and dehydration. These mood swings occurred even if the dehydration was still in its beginning stages. It’s fairly obvious that your body isn’t happy when it doesn’t get its share of water.


2. Fatigue

This is much more common than you might think. When you see professional athletes completely worn out, you might think that muscle exertion is the only cause of their exhaustion, but studies show that much of an athlete’s exhaustion is due to dehydration. You don’t have to be an athlete to feel the effects of dehydration. Not drinking enough water will leave your muscles feeling drained since your heart is working overtime pumping oxygen and nutrients through thickened blood. Find out how to fight chronic fatigue with adrenal nutrition.

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