Symptoms of Dehydration

Fatigue and Anxiety

What many people don’t know is that fatigue and anxiety are signs of dehydration. The next time you feel fatigued drink a glass of water and see what happens!

Irritability and Depression

Irritability and depression can be debilitating, but no one ever thinks about reaching for a glass of water to ease these   symptoms. Water’s importance is not emphasized, and many people don’t know that dehydration can impact the body at a very deep level.

Hunger Cravings

Often we think we are hungry when we are merely thirsty. Thirst signals can often be mistaken for food cravings, making water a powerful weight loss aid.

Muscle Cramps

Dehydration can result in muscle cramps, toe cramps, or cramps anywhere else in the body.

Headaches Heartburn, Joint Pain, Back Pain, and Colitis

These are all other indications dehydration may be present. These symptoms are often treated with drugs when relief can perhaps be only a glass of water away.

Ironically, you can be dehydrated and not feel thirsty. So don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water. So, we really are “walking water balloons.” You’ve probably heard the saying that the body can go weeks without food, but only days without water. Still, most of us are dehydrated on a daily basis. Dehydration has become epidemic, and water’s importance to our health is not emphasized.

Water is essential for transporting nutrients in and out of every cell in your body. It carries away the undesirable substances within that last soft drink, pastry, or candy bar. People often tell me, “If I drink more water, I’ll need to go to the bathroom all the time!” In truth, the body will adjust to this new practice. I believe you will find that this is a small price to pay for optimal health, clear thinking, and more energy. The question to ask yourself is, “Am I willing to let waste products stagnate within me and cause health problems rather than drink more water?”