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Effects Of Not Drinking Enough Water

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We are more of water than anything else. Yes, the human body is predominantly water. Without water, we can't even survive.

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Not only for survival, we need water for maintaining good health too. Many functions of your body go for a toss when you don't drink enough water.

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Every organ in your body and every cell in your body needs water to function on a daily basis. Now, let us discuss what happens when you don't drink enough water.


Effect #1

When you are hydrated in a proper way, your blood is about 92% water. And when you don't drink enough water, your blood tends to get thicker and this will restrict its flow and thereby cause high BP.


Effect #2

When you don't hydrate your body well, cholesterol gets produced more as your body tries to retain water in the cells.


Effect #3

Dehydration could affect the skin in many ways. As your body fails to destroy and eliminate toxins effectively when you don't drink enough water, your skin may develop wrinkles and spots.


Effect #4

Constipation could also occur if you don't drink enough water. The food moves slowly to the large intestine when there isn't sufficient water. This could cause digestive issues.


Effect #5

When you don't drink enough water, the enzyme activity in your body tends to go slower than normal and this could cause fatigue. To feel energetic again, you might need to hydrate yourself.


Effect #6

When your body lacks enough water and minerals like calcium and magnesium then the risk of digestive issues like ulcers, gastritis and heartburn could increase.


Effect #7

When there isn't enough water, your body fails to eliminate the wastes properly. This will increase the toxins in the body and harmful bacteria will breed inside. Inflammation, pain and kidney problems will soon follow.


Effect #8

When you don't drink enough water, your airways get restricted and breathing issues and allergies could increase.

Story first published: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 12:54 [IST]
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