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Side Effects of Dehydration and How To Overcome It

Side Effects of Dehydration

Side Effects of Dehydration and How To Overcome It

A Cell is the basic building block of the human body, consisting 70% of water. The Percentage of water in the human body varies by age, gender, and body type but usually it’s around 60%. In order to maintain the water level in your body you must intake enough fluids. A Decrease in water levels eventually results in Dehydration. There are some very severe side effects of Dehydration.

Composition of Organs

Given Table explains comparison between organs and their water composition

OrgansPercentage of water

Dehydration usually occurs when your body loses more fluid than you intake, or there is not enough water or fluids to carry out bodily functions.

Symptoms of Dehydration

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Dark yellow and strong-smelling pee
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Feeling tired
  • Dry mouth, lips and eyes
  • Peeing little or fewer than 4 times a day

If a person is experiencing above given symptoms, they should visit a doctor as early as possible before the severity of symptoms increases.

Causes of Dehydration

Following are major causes of dehydration.

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased urination

In the above given causes there is excessive loss of water from the body. Dehydration can be mild, moderate, or severe. Severity of dehydration depends upon weight loss through fluidity.

Average Water Intake Chart

According to U.S National Academies of Science and medicine a person should intake this

Quantity of water.

                Men          Women
Quantity of Water           3.7 liters Per day        2.7 liters  Per day

Side Effects of Dehydration

Following are some side effects of dehydration

  • Urinary and kidney problems
  • Seizures
  • Low blood volume shock(Hypovolemic Shock)
  • Decrease in elasticity of skin
  • Confusion
  • Low energy level
  • Headache

Side effects of dehydration range from mild to very severe.

Treatment of Dehydration

If someone is suffering from dehydration they should contact their doctor. If dehydration is not severe, it can be cured by properly hydrating your body.


Hydration is not simply consuming more water, it’s about getting living water supported with electrolytes into our body cells. The source of water is a crucial factor that plays an important role in hydration. Water can carry minerals with it that’s why it is essential for your body to hydrate.

We can drink 10 glasses of water a day, but that does not equate to properly being hydrated. Water needs to have (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Bicarbonates, Zinc and Iron) proper nutrients and osmolality. Food that is consumed by the human body contains structured GEL water and key nutrients for proper body function. Deeply hydrated foods include fruit, fruit/vegetable juices, raw milk, bone broth, coconut water, raw eggs and high quality fats.

Drink water from spring or use high quality filter that restructures the water. This sounds crazy because these things are not readily available to everyone. So you can add a pinch of salt and some drops of lemon to restructure minerals of water.

Skin hydration:

Especially in summer keep your skin hydrated. Use moisturizers to properly moisturize your skin .Get electrolytes through your skin. Swim in an ocean, river or fresh water lake. There are some major side effects of dehydration over skin. To avoid all the above given side effects of dehydration take these precautionary measures.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exfoliate 1-2 times a week
  • Cut down on caffeine
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Use serum and moisturizers that contain antioxidants


As per survey about 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. People who have athletic routine should keep their body hydrated. Because they have excessive loss of fluid during work out. By which they loss many essentials during continues sweating. Mothers those feed their babies should keep hydrated because it is very necessary for both mother and baby health, dehydration can cause severe side effects over health of both baby and mother.

One very important fact we should keep in mind that while we are using water we should not waste it as it is the most important thing on the earth. Life depends on presence of water if we continuously keep wasting water one day our earth will run out of water and every single specie on earth will die due to dehydration. It’s our moral duty to save clean water for future use.

Dehydration also occurs in plants. Water is most important for plant growth and life of plant .In other words water is Life for every creature.


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