“It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most diseases of the human body.”-Masaru Emoto
I, personally, never fully understood as a young teenager the proper way to avoid dehydration. I recall days with flushed skin and dark urine while peeing. After taking in the proper fluids into my body I realized how the proper fluids going into the body affects an individual’s livelihood as a whole.
Dehydration naturally occurs when fluid output is greater than fluid intake, or when a percentage of body weight has decreased due to fluid loss. On average, we replace all of the water in our bodies once every 10-12 days. Athletes generally replace water once every six days due to the heavy training that’s involved in athletics. Whenever fluid becomes dominant in output, that’s when the body starts to improperly function.
The following are warning signs of dehydration:
3. Dark Urine with a strong odor
4. Flushed Skin
5. Heat Intolerance
Fatigue, from a physical standpoint, is caused by physical exertion. After a workout, the body craves for adequate hydration post-exercise, depending upon the type of workout the individual performed. Proper fluid must be obtained in order for the body to properly function for another workout in the near future.
Headaches may quite possibly occur in the back of the head, neck, or all over the head. It’s not recommended to do acts such as bending over. If headaches occur the individual should consume more water. Staying away from the sun could also help, too.
Dark urine with strong odor can be caused by a lack of fluid intake, such as water going into the body. Urine gives the necessary indications of the body’s level of dehydration.
Flushed skin is caused by an insufficient amount of fluid intake, too. A sign of flushed skin is when there’s a sudden reddening of the face, neck, or upper chest.
Heat Intolerance causes dehydration due to the fact that more fluid is being sweated out. Heavy sweating also leads to heat intolerance, too.
Everyone’s body, while dehydrated, craves for the adequate amount of water and fluids to make up for the insufficiencies. Dehydration could very well become a life-threatening emergency due to the body not functioning properly. The proper fluid must be consumed into the body for the body to function properly every single day of the individual’s life.