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10 Symptoms of Dehydration

1. Fatigue
Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, resulting in tiredness and fatigue. Water is the most vital source of energy in the body.

2. Skin Disorders
Dehydration impairs the elimination of toxins through the skin and makes it more vulnerable to all types of skin disorders, including dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as wrinkling and discoloration.

3. Asthma and Allergies
When dehydrated, your body will restrict airways as a means to conserve water. In fact, the rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses more and more water.

4. Bladder and Kidney Problems
Dehydration can lead to an increased risk of developing kidney stones, cause urine to be dark in color, increase the risk of UTI's, which are all symptoms that put you at risk for developing bladder cancer.

5. High Cholesterol
When the body is dehydrated, it will produce more cholesterol to prevent water loss from the cells.

6. Constipation
When the body is short of water, the colon is one of the primary regions that the body draws from in order to provide fluids for other bodily functions. Without adequate water, wastes move through the large intestines much more slowly or sometimes not at all, resulting in constipation.

7. Weight Gain
When dehydrated, cells are depleted of energy. As a result, people tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty.

8. Digestive Disorders
A shortage of water and alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium can lead to a number of digestive disorders, including ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.

9. Joint Pain or Stiffness
All joints have cartilage padding which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow, resulting in pain and discomfort.

10. Premature Aging
When chronically dehydrated, the body's organs including it's largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.

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