What happens to your body when you don’t drink enough water?

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Every day you need between two to three liters of water which allows you to properly digest, transport nutrients and oxygen to all the cells of the body, maintain elasticity of organs and tissues, balance harmful substances out of the body, and regulate body temperature.

Physical water needs depend on several factors: temperature, activity level, functional loss, metabolism and age. As the outside temperature rises, the body loses water to maintain body temperature and then requires higher water intake.

How much does it take to drink water every day?

Physical work or vigorous physical activity increase the physical needs of the body. Every disease process affects the normal function of the body and affects the physical needs of the water.
For example, gastrointestinal problems such as long diarrhea cause large amounts of water to be lost. In these cases the compensation of lost water is of great importance in preventing dehydration.

Age also plays an important role in determining physical water needs. For example, a baby should take 1500 ml of water daily, while adults should have between 2 and 3 liters of water daily. It is a general recommendation that adults should drink eight glasses of water daily.

The second approach to calculate the daily amount of water is based on calorie intake, and the rule states that every 1000 ml of water requires about 1000 cal.

What can cause insufficient water intake?

Weight gain , because water is retained in the body, in order for the body to maintain important functions, and thus more wet.

Loss of energy because dehydration can cause the body to become exhausted.

Decrease in concentration and focus , as the brain is made up of 80% water which is crucial for brain functions.

Increased risk of stroke has been proven by studies showing that lack of water makes it difficult to recover from stroke and also increases the risk of stroke.

You become lazy , and this has been proven by two US studies that included birth tests in subjects who were mildly dehydrated, which affected headaches and anxiety.

Feeling hungry due to dehydration you may feel like your stomach is empty and you are really just thirsty.

Slow metabolism, because due to the decrease in the amount of water in the body, the food digests much slower.

Occurrence of wrinkles , because without water reduces the production of collagen, causing the formation of lines and wrinkles that over time become more noticeable.

he effect of exercise is reduced by the fact that without enough water carbohydrates become more difficult to convert to energy.

Difficult kidney work , which is logical since water is essential for blood thinning and without enough water the kidneys filter the blood harder.

Difficult heart work without sufficient water intake complicates heart work due to the fact that the heart must be stronger for pumping blood to organs as well as to the brain.

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