Why Dehydration is Making You Fat and Sick

June 11, 2015

We need water to survive!

Some diverse effects of not drinking enough water include digestive, skin, bladder and kidney issues. When you are feeling thirsty, you are most likely already dehydrated.
Sipping water during the day will help a person relieve this. Having two cups right after waking up is a great idea for those that need to boost their blood pressure levels back to normal. Plus it is healthier than drinking coffee on an empty stomach. And always remember for every cup of coffee drank, drink an extra cup of water.

Tea, soda, and juices will also not hydrate the body as well as water does. Sugar, as well as the salt that can be found in these make the body waste the water just to clean those out of the system. Did you know also that when you drink 2 glasses of water before a meal and cutting down on portion sizes can help a person lose some weight. And that drinking cold water will help to speed up the metabolism and burn more calories.
Here are some ways that dehydration is making you sick and fat:

1. Fatigue– not having enough water in our bodies will result in an individual being tired as the enzymatic activity in the body slows down.

2. High Blood Pressure– When the body is dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker which will help to raise the blood pressure.

3. Allergies and Asthma– The body will restrict airways when dehydrated so it can conserve water.

4. Skin disorders– When the body is dehydrated, it will have a hard time getting toxins out. This makes the skin more prone to skin disorders including psoriasis. It also makes the skin more prone to wrinkles.

5. High Cholesterol– More cholesterol is produced when the body is dehydrated to help water loss from the cells.

6. Digestive disorders– A shortage of water can make an individual suffer from acid re flux, ulcers and gastritis.

7. Kidney or bladder issues– Bacteria thrive in an environment where the body is dehydrated.

8. Constipation– The colon will draw water out from other sources. When there is not adequate water, waste will move through the large intestine much more slowly.

9. Joint pain– Cartilage is weakened when the body is dehydrated.

10. Weight gain-Cells will become depleted from energy. A person will mistaken hunger for being thirsty and tend to eat more.


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