7 Reasons why dehydration is bad for you

7 Reasons why dehydration is bad for you

It's very easy to become dehydrated. In fact, most people are dehydrated most of the time. You will need to consciously drink water regularly to stay hydrated.

In fact, as soon as you lose even 1.5% of your body's water, you start to become dehydrated.


What is Dehydration?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Once you become dehydrated, specific health issues can occur unless you take steps to rehydrate. The following are 6 reasons why dehydration is bad for your Health,

 It gives you bad breath.

Most people have super-busy lives, and forgetting to drink water or rehydrate during the day, especially after a gym workout, will leave your breath feeling and smelling stale. You might even notice people moving away from you when talking to them. Morning breath is also common as you haven't had any water at night, making your breath very smelly in the morning. You'll notice as soon as you start to drink liquids in the morning, your breath will improve radically.

 It ruins your gym session.

Men's Health says that when you lose fluid, the nerve signals from your brain to your muscles don't work either. You might find that you start cramping at the gym, and you'll find it harder to recover after a heavy gym session if you're not rehydrating with electrolytes to replace the salt and minerals lost in your sweat. The best way to avoid this is to have a water bottle with you when training and replenish lost body fluids to have a better gym workout and recover quickly for your next gym session.

 It dries your skin out.

If you are not drinking water or rehydration drinks, you'll soon see a marked difference in the appearance of your skin. Wrinkles and flakey skin are the first signs of dehydration, so if you don't want to look ten years old, you should be constantly drinking fluids.

 It may affect your ability to drive safely.

You don't have to be drunk for dehydration to affect your driving skills, but if you are dehydrated and haven't had a glass of water the whole day, you can expect it to affect your driving and ability to concentrate on the road.

 It will give you a headache or migraine.

Dehydration can cause headaches or migraines in several ways. A lack of water can significantly affect serotonin levels, which can affect moods and be a precursor to a headache. Also, the blood vessels in your brain respond to liquids, and a lack of them will cause a headache, much like a hangover.

 Difficulty going to the toilet.

Dehydration constipates. It's as simple as that! Your body needs water to keep things moving through your colon and, hence, the feeling of going to the toilet for a number two. When you do not drink fluids, your body takes the liquids from your stools, making it more difficult for it to pass and hence the constipation. A couple of glasses of water will help get things moving quickly. A point to note here is that other issues like your medication or diet might cause constipation.

 Wrecks your mood

Believe it or not, dehydration is a mood killer. If you're feeling cranky or irritable, try drinking a couple of glasses of water and see the difference in your mood.

If dehydration is a problem and you want a proven solution to help rehydrate, try taking our easy-to-use BIOlyte Effervescent Tablets. They are available at chemists, or you can buy them online. So, with one easy daily BIOLyte tablet, you can say goodbye to all your dehydration problems.

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