- Dry mouth - It is the most evident sign of dehydration.
- Dark urine - A cloudier and darker urine mean it is not diluted properly.
- Dry skin - If your skin is flaky and dull-congested, you may likely have a dehydrated skin.
- Sugar cravings - The reason for this is that the liver may have difficulty in turning glycogen into glucose that passes through the bloodstream.
- Hunger - If you feel like eating again after having eaten some food, you may have a mild dehydration.
- Headache - A brain that lacks fluid can shrink temporarily, causing your head to feel pain.
- Sleepiness - Your sleepiness and fatigue can be signs that you are dehydrated.
- Muscle cramps - The blood flow may shift away from the muscle tissues when there is dehydration, causing muscles to cramps.
- Bad breath - The bacteria build-up in your mouth that is causing a foul odor can be due to dehydration.
- Constipation - The large intestine gets liquid from your poop when your body system lacks water, which makes it more difficult to pass.
- Lower concentration - Dehydration can make you cranky and unable to focus.
Improve Your Path To Wellness
In general, the ideal goal is to drink 6 to 8 glasses (8 ounce) of water every day. While drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, you can still get fluids from other foods and drinks.
Herbal teas, vegetable juices, fruit juices, and milk can contribute to your water intake. Soda, tea, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks in moderate amounts can also help. If you workout regularly, sports drinks can also help keep you hydrated.
You can add lime or lemon to your glass of plain water, if you want to change its taste from time to time.
Additional Tip: Always carry a bottle of water with you. Try to follow a schedule of your water intake, for example, when you wake up, before you go to bed, and several times during the day.
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