Chronic Dehydration

Chronic dehydration affects everyone who does not drink enough fluids.

Dehydration Effects

The effects of dehydration and diseases caused by dehydration.

Dehydration Facts

Dehydration definition, its causes and mechanism. How alcohol causes dehydration.

Dehydration In Children

Symptoms of dehydration in children. When you should call the doctor.

Dehydration Symptoms

All dehydration symptoms and signs. Severe symptoms of dehydration.

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Diseases caused by dehydration

Diseases caused by dehydration

Dehydration leads to failure of all the body functions: digestion, synthesis, delivery and excretion of substances etc. When the body begins to suffer from dehydration, the breach of its functions do not happen for a certain period of time, due to the adaptation abilities. But as the degree of dehydration increases, the body is approaching a threshold beyond which the regulatory system can not keep the body balance.

The human body has many signals of its need in water, including the development of various pathologies, such as asthma and allergies. Among other signs are chronic pain in the stomach and the colon, rheumatoid joint pains, pains in the back and legs, headaches, colitis, and the most terrifying sign, pain in the heart. Dehydration is especially harmful to the immune system cells, its disorder causes the so-called immune diseases. They are all chronic ones: bronchitis, asthma, infertility, lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease, cancer. They are complex and involve failures of many biological functions due to lack of water.

Dehydrated body needs the water but it can refill it successfully only if there is enough salt in the body. Salt keeps the water in the body and normalizes the composition of the blood and intercellular fluid. When there is not salt enough, the water is removed from the body to keep salt concentration constant. After the cells receive enough water they are not dehydrated any more, so the disorders caused by the dehydration can gradually disappear.


  • Lisa said:

    This is one of the better articles on the subject available: MUCH more comprehensive and informative than the Mayo Clinic and Google Health articles that list basic (obvious) symptoms but don’t explain much.

  • James A. Adduci said:

    I applaud you for helping to educate people about the dangers of dehydration.
    Jim Adduci

  • anna said:


    I’ve sufferred so many of these illnesses, especially cough varient brittle asthma (asthma that no one can explain!), allergies, severe abdominal pain, low blood pressure,etc

    I will increase my water intake…now!

    Thank you for such great information.

  • Ken said:

    I found this site and came to this page after wondering why I feel fatigued and thirsty every day (Along with other goings-on). Never imagined that it could be as simple as dehydration… I’ve got asthma as well and thought the cough was allergies. And I’ve felt the chest pains, but only attributed it to the way I type on the keyboard. Metaphorically speaking, that lowly glass of water is looking much like wine at this point! Thank you!!

  • Marc said:

    OMG After reading this,
    I drank 2 liters of water.

  • Chris said:

    GREAT INFO – keep up the good work! I think you just cured 3 ppl in my faimly! Embrace the pee! lol

  • Chris K said:

    My wife is in hospital, as I type, she’s been admitted with severe dyhydration.

    Three hours after exersizing, she started vomiting and presumed it was a virus. She had a fever and after the diareah started she was really weak. I was feeding her fluids, but she was still very ill. I took her to the doctor, two days later, and after a 1.5 hr wait (another story) she was sent straight to hospital. She’s been there overnight, let’s see what today brings.

    We both exersize, almost daily, and both drink about 1-2 litres of water whilst doing so, and never go anywhere without water with us. Seems we should all take a lesson from camels.

  • Jamie said:

    For about a year I haven’t felt well. I woke up today actually feeling pretty good. I had quite a lot of red wine last night which I usually don’t drink. I was feeling so good I had a cup of coffee this morning…which I’ve been skipping. I started feeling a bit faint, dizzy so I figured I needed to eat, which I did. Within 15 minutes of eating I started having heart palpitations, muscle exhaustion, headache, dizzyness so bad that when I stood up I felt like I was going to pass out! I’ve had a persistent cough for a few weeks, which isn’t uncommon for me and I tend to have UTI’s and a recurrent low grade fever much of the time. In researching, I found this. Oddly I was REALLY thirsty and started drinking water about 2 hours ago. I’ve had about 45 ounces so far and I’m actually feeling better. Thanks for providing this info!

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