Signs of Dehydration
Dehydration is more than just being thirsty. It can lead to shock, seizures and kidney failure, and in severe cases, even death. From bad breath to weight gain, knowing the warning signs of dehydration can help keep you and your family safe and healthy!
When we don't drink enough water, our body has trouble producing enough saliva. Saliva kills the bacteria in our mouths, so when there isn't enough the bacteria has overgrowth and causes bad breath.
Our muscles work really hard to keep us active all day long, but when they get too hot they begin to seize and cramp. This happens often when we are dehydrated because there is nothing cooling the muscles off.
Your constant craving might just be more than a sweet tooth! It actually can be a sign of dehydration. Water affects our body in many ways, especially with our energy storage. Dehydration makes it hard for the body to store energy, so it tends to crave sweets because of difficulty with glycogen production.
Are you noticing weight gain rather than weight loss even though you are eating clean and working out? This is common when you are really dehydrated. People tend to gain weight when they are dehydrated because it slows down the metabolism and negatively affects the body's ability to burn fat. It also encourages excess calorie consumption, as stated above with food cravings.