Our body is mainly composed of water which means we need the liquid in order to survive. The blood contains 83% of water, the lungs are 90% water, while the kidneys and muscles contain 73% of water. We lose water through perspiration and urine in big amounts every day, and we must replenish it.
The recommended amount of water we should drink per day is 6-8 glasses, but the average around the world is 2 glasses per day. Men need about 3 l. of water a day, while women need 2.2 to stay hydrated. Drink anything less than that, and you may face serious consequences. Here are the main 10 symptoms of dehydration:
- Less frequent urination
In general, people pee 6-7 times a day. If you’re urinating less than that, you’re probably dehydrated and there’s less fluid available to excrete from the body. Our kidneys try to retain as much fluid as possible in order to prevent dehydration which makes them work harder than they need to. In order to prevent problems, we suggest drinking the recommended amount of water every day.
- Dark yellow urine
The normal color of the urine is yellow, so if you notice that it has changed to dark yellow, it means that you’re dehydrated. This is due to the lack of fluids in the kidneys, which excrete waste materials, toxins, red blood cells and protein in the urine which are then excreted from the body. Dark urine can also be a product of consuming reddish vegetables such as beets, B-Vitamins or asparagus. Consider this if you notice this problem first – if it isn’t caused by these things, you are surely dehydrated.
- Dry skin and pronounced wrinkles
Lack of water in the body will cause dry skin and promote wrinkles. Both problems may be caused by other factors as well, but before you spend money on expensive treatments and products, try increasing your water intake first. Dr. Diana Howard, a popular dermatologist says that dehydration is to blame for skin inflammation, itching, sensitive skin, and irritation. Once the skin loses moisture, the cells shrivel and make the skin look older, and the best way to nourish your skin is to drink more water. Watch the video below to learn how to prepare a fine natural DIY moisturizer.
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