You probably do not drink enough water even though you know it plays an essential role in your organism. Many people struggle with dehydration.
Some are not even aware of the fact that their body lacks liquids, meaning they should pay more attention to their water intake, and drink at least 2 liters of water every day.
Insufficient water intake increases the risk of certain health problems, and we have listed the top 12:
1. General fatigue and lack of energy
Insufficient water intake leads to poor enzyme action, fatigue and mood swings.
2. Premature aging
The amount of water in the human body decreases as you grow old -- it is 80% in babies and 70% or less in elderly. The lack of liquids accelerates the aging process.
Dehydration makes you think you are hungry and eat more than you should. Lack of water also affects your metabolism.
4. High or low blood pressure
The lack of liquids affects your blood pressure, because water is quite important for the normal blood flow.
When your blood loses liquids, it starts creating cholesterol in order to stop any further loss.
The intestines need some of the water from the food that is already digested in the stomach, meaning if you do not drink enough liquids, you will sure have problems with constipation.
Insufficient intake affects the secretion of gastric juices and leads to indigestion.
8. Breathing difficulties
The mucosal tissues in the airways require enough water, and insufficient water intake affects its secretion.
9. Urinary infections
If you do not drink enough liquids your body will eventually dissolve the toxins in the urine and result in urinary infections.
Your body requires enough liquids so you can sweat and eliminate the toxins that may irritate your skin.
Dehydration increases the concentration of toxins in blood and tissues, and thus increases pain.
12. Increased risk of life-threatening diseases
By drinking plenty of water you can reduce the risk of kidney stones, heart attack and cancer in the digestive and urinary tract.
Remember, your body loses water through breathing, sweating, urine and bowel movement. Proper bodily functions require enough liquids. Make sure you drink enough water and foods rich in water. Healthy men should drink 3, and women should drink 2,2 liters of water every day.