What happens if I lack of water?
▶ Darkening the colour of feces
The normal number of urination times per day is six to seven.
If you urinate less than three times, the colour of your urine will become cloudy and dark.
This means the body is suffering from a lack of moisture.
If the body lacks water, the body filters out the urine from the bladder one more time to replenish the maximum amount of water it can absorb. At this time, the amount of bladder residue remains the same, but the amount of water decreases, so the colour of urine becomes darker as the concentration increases.
Also, the unpleasant smell of urine is a phenomenon that occurs when there is a considerable lack of water. It is necessary to increase the amount of water intake and then check if the smell decreases.
▶Dry inside the mouth
It is different from dehydration, and it is a sign of lack of water intake.
Drinking water serves as a lubricant that relieves irritation that can occur as the mouth and throat dry. Lack of water, however, does not produce enough saliva, making the mouth dry and making it a good environment for bacteria to breed. Therefore, even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink water from time to time to replenish your body’s moisture.
▶ Frequent headache
Headaches are one of the clear signs that our bodies need more water. Headaches caused by dehydration appear as the brain loses sufficient blood and oxygen.
In fact, a study by the University of Connecticut team found that even a 1.5 percent lack of moisture in the body reduced concentration, memory, and headaches. At this time, just drinking enough water can alleviate the symptoms.
Drink a glass of water when your body craves food.
When the body lacks moisture, essential functions of the body are controlled, and the sense of thirst and hunger can cause confusion. If you don’t drink enough water, the secretion of gastric mucus will be reduced, and if this is repeated, symptoms such as indigestion and heartburn will occur.
▶ Skin dry
Lack of moisture reduces skin moisturisation.
If the water shortage persists, it will turn into dry skin, which can be called dehydration. Drinking less water causes the blood to become sticky, which in turn lowers the elasticity of the skin and promotes skin aging.
▶ Low blood pressure and high blood pressure
Blood pressure in healthy people is maintained at 80 to 120 levels.
If blood pressure is higher than usual, it means the body lacks water. Lack of water increases the sodium concentration in the body, which reduces the water in the blood, causing blood pressure to rise. Not just that. Lack of water can also cause blood pressure to drop. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day helps balance blood pressure.
▶ Muscle twitching
Lack of water causes the plasma to concentrate and prevent smooth flow.
When the body is in a situation where blood is not flowing properly, it stops supplying blood to the body parts that it thinks are relatively less important, a typical part of which is “muscle.” Because of this, a lack of water intake can cause fine spasms in the muscles. Falling down after athletes sweat a lot is also due to muscle cramps.
◇How to drink water healthily
Experts say that the amount of water you need to consume during the day is proportional to the amount of water that evaporates from your body into the air, adding height and weight and dividing by 100 is the amount of water you need (liters) per day.
However, if you drink too much water, it is important to control the right amount of water as there is a possibility of death caused by water poisoning.
However, if your hands and feet are cold and your digestive organs or lungs are weak, cold water can interfere with blood circulation, so it is recommended to drink lukewarm water in such cases.
Drinking cold water after exercise makes it easier to control the body’s temperature by cooling down the body, as well as it is absorbed faster by blood flow compared to warm water, resulting in faster water replenishment.
However, it is better to drink warm water than to drink cold water when you have a fever due to a cold, etc. It is because cold water can cause chills and high fever by causing the body to defend itself.