Dehydration most commonly occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. Many things can lead to dehydration, such as vomiting, diarrhea, use of drugs that increase urine excretion (diuretics), profuse sweating (for example, during heat waves, particularly with prolonged exertion) and decreased water intake.
However, there is a chronic form of dehydration that does not have the sudden and intense symptoms of the acute form. Today, it’s widespread across the world and affects everyone who is not drinking enough liquid.
At first, dehydration stimulates the thirst center of the brain, causing thirst, a powerful motivator for people to drink more fluids. If water intake does not keep up with water loss, dehydration can become more severe.
There are 13 problems that can arise as a result of not consuming enough water.
Fatigue, Energy Loss
Enzymatic activity slows down as a result of dehydration of the tissues.
While, the body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, this percentage drops to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with aging.
Excess Weight and Obesity
Thirst can often be confused with hunger. As a result, we tend overeat because we crave foods rich in water.
High and Low Blood Pressure
The body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins, and capillaries.
Dehydration causes too much liquid to be drained from inside the cells, as a result the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.
When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools to form properly, and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration, the colon takes too much water to give to other parts of the body.
The secretion of digestive juices is less, while in chronic dehydration.
Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers
The stomach secretes a layer of mucus, in order to protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces.
The mucous membranes of the respiratory region are slightly moist in order to protect the respiratory tract from substances that might be present in inhaled air.
Dehydration activates an enzymatic slowdown producing acidification.
In order to not irritate the skin, our body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water.
Cystitis, Urinary Infections
Toxins attack the urinary mucous membranes, if they’re insufficiently diluted.
Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids, as a result the pains increase in proportion to the concentration of the toxins.
Source: Family Health Freedom Network