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We all know that the human body is mostly composed of water and that we need to consume a certain amount in order to survive.

Your muscles and kidneys are made up of 73% water; your blood is composed of 83% water; your lungs are 90% water and your brain is made up of 76% water. The recommended amounts for water consumption are 3 liters (12 cups) for men and 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women.

Failing to consume the recommended amount can lead to mild dehydration and can show itself in multiple symptoms.

Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Your Urine is  Dark, Yellow and Smelly

This is a clear indicator and the first sign that you’re not drinking enough.  Urine should  normally be a light yellow-amber colour.  If you don’t drink enough water, the kidneys excrete a “higher concentration of waste products in the urine, including dead blood cells, toxins, proteins and other products that need to be removed from the body”, resulting in darker urine.

Your Urine Output is Reduced

Most people urinate between 6-7 times within a 24-hour period.  When you don’t drink enough water, there is less fluid available to replace the fluids being excreted from the body.  The kidneys attempt to retain as much fluid as possible to prevent dehydration.  If you urinate less than 6 times a day, consider your water intake and increase if necessary.

Your skin is dry and wrinkles are more defined

A lot of people rely on over-priced moisturizers to keep their body soft and smooth.  Some even pay high prices for cosmetic procedures to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.  Before you spend your money, increase the amount of water you intake.

Constipation

Constipation is commonly caused by dehydration and can often be resolved by increasing water intake.  When your body is not fully hydrated, it will absorb water from wherever it can, including your colon.  A sufficient amount of water in the large intestine is crucial for soft, easy-to-pass stools.  Naturally, a lack of water will lead to harder stools that are difficult to pass.

Ensure you are consuming adequate amounts of water and increasing the amount of fiber found in fruit and vegetables.  Constipation can also be a byproduct of physical inactivity, hypothyroidism, food sensitivities and stress related conditions.  If you are drinking the right amount of water, consider other causes of constipation.

Headaches 

Not drinking enough water can cause the body absorb water from other tissues in order to compensate for the lack of the fluids? For this reason, the brain tissue loses some of its moisture and shrinks, pulling away from the skull, triggering the pain receptors and resulting in a headache.

When you don’t consume enough water, the blood volume drops and then reduces the amount of oxygen which is carried in the brain. The blood vessels, in response to this, will dilate and the headache will intensify.

Fatigue

One study conducted in 2011 showed that mild dehydration can cause fatigue, lower energy, and tiredness. Once the body lacks water, the heart needs to work harder in order to push the oxygen and nutrients through the body, thus when you feel tired, skip our coffee, (it is dehydrating) and drink water. Water should not be substituted with soda, tea, coffee, and sports drinks.

Pain in the joints 

Water lubricate the joints as it allows two bones to slide over each other when the joints move. If you do not consume enough amounts of water, the joint will become deficient of nutrients and that can cause damage to the cartilage cells. If your organism lacks water for a longer period of time, the cartilage will degenerate beyond repair.

Weak immune system 

Dehydration can case an increase of toxin concentration in the blood and this can weaken the immune system. It is highly important to drink enough amounts of water in order to eliminate the toxins and help the immune system defend from infections.

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