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Drinking Enough Water
Enough water: A quick way is to look at the color of your urine. If it is very concentrated and orange-y or even orange-brown, you probably aren't drinking enough. If it is very pale yellow, you are doing much better. You can't always depend on thirst, but this can be another indicator as well. ...Read more
1. It is a major constituent of your body. Blood- a fluid tissue& other cellular structures in the body have water. Even for hard tissues like hair, teeth water is needed. When you don't hydrate the tissues by replenishing, you loose in observable loss & unobs., tissues suffer for the chemical processes in& outside the cells and maintain vitality.
2. Toxic chemicals stay back don't get excreted wel. ...Read more
Yes.: While there many causes of headaches, one of the most common is being somewhat dehydrated. A good indicator of your hydration status is your urine. Aim to have completely clear, odorless urine. If it is dark yellow and/or smells strong, you need to drink more. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Yes: There are many ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be seen by a doctor, if you collapse for any reason, don't assume it's simply from not enough water. ...Read more
How many glasses of water should you drink a day and what are the effects from not drinking enough water?
How much water am i supposed to drink every day? And what are the side effects of not drinking enough water?
Don't worry: Unless you confine yourself to eating specially prepared dehydrated food, like the foods that astronauts and mountaineers eat, all foods have water in them. Cucumbers are 95% water. Your body will tell you when you are running dry. You won't be urinating much, your mouth will be dry and parched and will feel very thirsty! ...Read more
I have been having thick discharge it Doesn't itch or nothing could this b because I don't drink enough water?
Dry mouth: Usually there is another underlying problem. Mouthbreathing because of insuffient airway concerns can force tongue forward disallowing the seal and resulting dry mouth. ...Read more
Can not drinking enough water cause digestive problems? I am 32 yo male, 175lbs. How much should I be drinking?
Yes.: Not drinking enough water causes colon to maximally reabsorb water from stool in distal colon producing constipation. Minimum water intake is driven by obligatory losses which are 1600 ml/day. Minimum fluid intake is therefore 1600 ml per day divided among fluids — 500 cc/day, water in food — 800 cc/day and water derived from metabolism — 300 cc/day. Beating the minimum is a good idea. ...Read more
Would not drinking enough water cause blood in your urine. Seems like when i start drinking more water, it clears up.
No: Looks like you have blood in your urine when you drink a lot of water it gets diluted and then you are unable to see the blood in the urine. If you can see blood in urine, i m sure even after drinking a lot of water and dilution you have microscopic blood in your urine which is called microscopic hematuria and is abnormal. It ll need investigation that where blood is coming from. Contact yr physician. ...Read more
Headache whole day took nap still had it also ate dinner didn't go away, can it just be bc I didn't drink enough water today?
Can not drinking enough water cause you to have an uti? I been having frequent UTI and I notice it appears when I don't drink enough fluids...
Yes and no.: Does not cause uti, but can contribute to the likelihood of contracting an uti. ...Read more
Why do I get such a craving for salt? Is it cause I sweat frequently and easily? I don't drink enough water so wouldn't need for salt lower then?
Body built from salt: Water, some routinely measured concentrations (critical for health & life) in the water outside cells are salt concentrations: e.g. Na, K, Ca Cl, etc. Body regulation of salt concentrations more critical to function & life the body water volume which is more easily adapted to. Likely the "craving" is an appropriate homeostatic response; yes sweating?es salt loss & need. ...Read more
I have a history of not drinking enough water. I recently and suddenly went from 0.5 litres to 2 litres per day. Can this cause repeated dizziness?
2 liters is fine &-: -should not cause those symptoms, unless you chug a lot @ 1 time. Also, maybe due the temperature of the h2o. Otherwise, see your PCP to find another cause. ...Read more