Table of contents:
- The skin "pulls"
- The mouth goes dry
- The eyes itch
- You have frequent headaches
- Muscles weaken
- The intestines are in turmoil
- The forces fail
Hydration is essential for the well-being of the body. What happens when you drink too little (or too little)? Here are risks and signs that should not be underestimated
Experts repeat it like a mantra: always drink at least 2 liters of water per day.
This recommendation is especially valid in summer, when, due to high temperatures, the body tends to lose more fluids, but even in the cold season, during which we often forget about hydrate because you are not thirsty.
The body, in fact, is composed approximately of the 60% water (but the percentage may vary based on age, sex, metabolism and amount of accumulated fat) and if this vital element is lacking (even slightly), health and well-being begin to suffer.
Here, then, What happen if you drink too little water and recognize the symptoms to take action as soon as possible.
The skin "pulls"
If the body is dehydrated, the skin dries up, begins to "pull", may have small scales and sometimes itches.
In these cases there are no creams, gels or lotions that hold: the only way to restore skin elasticity, which is lacking in the absence of an adequate supply of liquids, is moisturize the dermis from the inside.
The mouth goes dry
You feel particularly dry mouth, find it hard to swallow the bite and listen the rougher tongue than usual?
These disorders could be related to a state of dehydration.
The problem must be solved as soon as possible because in the absence of an adequate quantity of saliva i bacteria coming from food remains proliferate, giving rise to bad breath, caries And gingivitis.
The eyes itch
Anyone will have thought that they had an eyelash or a bit of make-up in their eye and instead discovered that there was no foreign body.
This strange feeling, also accompanied by itch, redness, visual haze And discomfort in the light, it could be a sign of dehydration.
You have frequent headaches
Dehydration leads to a decrease in cellular oxygenation, thus making the slower circulation, especially in the brain.
The result? They begin to appear nausea, excessive fatigue And recurring headaches.
Also drinking little water lowers blood pressure and this condition can cause dizziness and, in some cases, also fainting.
It doesn't matter if you shoot yourself a thousand hours in the gym or run like hell during your lunch break: if you don't drink enough, muscles weaken rather than tone up.
In fact, when there are few fluids in the body, an electrolyte imbalance occurs: this means that the levels of sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate - essential substances for correct muscle functioning - are altered.
This condition affects the health of the muscle itself, more prone to spasms, cramps And trauma.
The intestines are in turmoil
If the fluids present in the body are scarce, even the expulsion of food waste becomes more complicated.
Dehydration, therefore, favors a state of general constipation, also characterized by abdominal pain, cramps, stomach rumbles.
The forces fail
If the water inside the organism fails, the cells slow down their activity and generate less energy.
This process, consequently, causes excessive fatigue (the sensation is similar to that felt during the change of seasons, so to speak), drowsiness, fatigue, lack of strength and concentration, listlessness.