…How do I know if am I too dehydrated?
I am sure that all of us know that it is recommended to drink at least 2 liters of water a day or half a gallon. The benefits are numerous, such as nice, glowing, healthy-looking skin, having more energy, eating fewer calories, which leads to weight loss, proper function of your organs, and so many other things.
If you are not drinking enough water throughout the day, your cells can’t do their job the way they should. This is why people can only survive for three or five days (if you’re lucky) without H2O.
Sadly, a lot of adults and kids don’t consume as many fluids as they should, which can point to a medical condition called chronic dehydration.
There are also other factors that can lead to extreme dehydration, such as excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, working out too much, or staying in the sun for a long period of time.
According to scientists, long-term dehydration can lead to several health issues and it can even be life-threatening in some cases. With that being said, it is very important to consume the right amount of water for your own specific needs.
There are many indicators that show you if you are too dehydrated and in today’s article, we will talk about 12 of these symptoms.
19 thoughts on “12 Signs You’re Way Too Dehydrated”
What do you consider low blood pressure?
It took me 30 years of my adult life w/ many experiences of headaches, dry skin, veritgo, low blood pressure (60/30 sent me to the hospital), constipation, irritated (hyper) thyroid w/ restless sleeping and heart palpitations only to discover all the above was from just be dehydrated and that drinking water (most affordable fix) was the cure!! I no longer drink sodium filled soda or energy drinks. I drink twice the water of the 2 cups of coffee I still enjoy and I have never felt better as I approach my 60th Birthday!
Thank you, Cynthia. I am trying to increase my water intake and I have noticed that my skin is (almost) flawless…I have the younger generations asking me what I use on my skin!!! Also, I cut out 99% of the sodas (I love ginger ale) and 100% of wine. If we only knew then that the simple things are the best. Take care.
What do you consider is a “reasonable” amount of water to drink everyday to stay hydrated?
For most people, even considering variations in body type, ie. lean vs. fat, a good general rule of thumb to calculate the minimum amount of water one needs for optimum hydration is generally determined by one’s weight as follows:
Divide your weight in half and consume that many ounces of water per day.
For example, if you weigh 200 lbs, 200 divided by 2 =100 ounces, or just about 3/4 of a gallon.
ya right🤗,ill go do that right now
I ready a study 2 days ago saying you should be drinking half your body weight. Ex: 140lbs in body weight then drink 70oz. 2001bs drink 100oz
I read somewhere that a person should drink half their weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 140 lbs., you should drink 70 ounces of water per day. This works for me and since we all are different weights, it makes more sense than a set amount for everyone.
I think you should drink 2 ( 16 oz ) bottles of water a day for every 100 pounds of your body weight
There are benefits for drinking a Gallon of water per day.
Does it just have to be water or can it be other liquids?
For the sake of your kidneys, it needs to be mostly water. They need something they don’t have to filter. Your body needs a minimum intake of just water and you can add other items on top of that. Coffee has water, yes, but caffeine causes some dehydration, soda has water but it also has caffeine and sodium, both of which will cause some dehydration. It needs to be water.
What are the symptoms of dehydration?
I cannot drink a lot of water….it sloshes areound in my stomach……..
If you drink only water with no electrolytes all the time, you will become low on electrolytes and your blood may become too thin. I include a measured 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (Redmond’s Real Salt) in every other bottle I drink to avoid becoming too low on salt. Salt is necessary for good health. I alsomix and drink one 16 oz. bottle of electrolytes once a day, which includes 1 tsp. of Potassium citrate, 400mg of Magnesium Threonate, and 1/2 tsp of Redmond’s salt. This keeps the mineral levels up so the blood doesn’t get too low on them. Potassium RDA requirements are quite high – about 4,200mg per day. If I tried to get that much potassium by eating food, I would be over eating.. Also, Stay away from drinking Distilled Water because it pulls minerals out and can make you feel depleted.
a Tip to drink more water is to drink A Glass after every Eurination. It is A Supurb Habbit to partake in…
I have read, and been told by my doctors that I definitely need to drink more water, and that by the time I feel thirsty.. I should have had plenty to drink.
I find that hours go by, before I actually feel thirsty.. even when doing yardwork/exercise. I frequently carry water with me, but then forget to drink it.
I have experienced serious dehydration, and it was frightening, and overwhelming! I had associated it with only summertime activities. I learned it can happen anytime.. if we *aren’t drinking enough water, on a daily basis.
Any ideas of how to develop a ‘routine’ for drinking enough water for those of us who don’t?? I keep trying, but I fall short of doing a good enough job.
I have had multiple stomach surgeries and pancreas surgeries and I have a hernia and I am dehydrated 90% of the time when I fall asleep I tried to find Awakening get water in me as soon as possible as I know going sometimes hours of sleep people don’t realize that they’re not getting their water that they so desperately need.
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