12 symptoms of chronic dehydration
The symptoms described in “Dehydration Symptoms and Signs” article are apparent.
However, there is chronic form of dehydration with no acute symptoms. Today chronic dehydration is a common condition and affects everyone who does not drink enough fluids.
Most people believe that they have nothing to do with dehydration. They believe dehydration is something like a problem faced by a traveler with no water in the desert.
Here is a list of twelve symptoms of dehydration. Read it and you’ll want to drink a glass of water right now. And then another. And another…
Exhaustion, lack of energy. Dehydration reduces tissue enzymatic activity.
Constipation. Normally the food getting to the intestinal tract contains much water. The intestine walls absorb the water and also absorb the nutrients dissolved in the water to supply the body with the both. The rest of the food that was not absorbed turns into the stool. If you don’t drink water enough the intestine takes too much water from the stool that leads to constipation.
Eating disorders. Chronic dehydration reduces the digestive juices secretion as digestive juiced contain water.
Low or high blood pressure. The blood volume is insufficient to fill all the arteries, veins and capillaries of the body. It results in low pressure or if the body reacts by constricting the arteries than in high pressure.
Gastritis, gastric ulcer. To protect the stomach wall from injury by gastric acid, the stomach is lined with mucous membrane which contains 98% of water. Its structure is deteriorated in the case of dehydration leading to poor protective action.
Problems with the respiratory system. Mucous membranes of respiratory system should be slightly humidified in order to protect the respiratory system from harmful substances contained in the inhaled air.
Improper acid-alkaline balance. Dehydration slows down excretion of water with the unnecessary substances away from the body.
Extra weight and obesity. We often overeat because we need water contained in food. Thirst is often confused with hunger.
Eczema. Your body requires minimum one liter of water daily to dilute the toxins, skin irritants.
Cholesterol. When the cells are losing water, the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.
Cystitis, infections of the urinary canal. If toxins in the urine are not sufficiently diluted with water, they destroy the mucous membrane of urinary channel.
Rheumatism. Because dehydration increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluid, the more toxins, the stronger the pain.