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How to Know if You are Experiencing Dehydration.

The percentage of Americans that suffer from chronic dehydration is at 75%. If you are not getting the recommended amount of water that you are supposed to drink daily that is 10 cups, your body will make you aware.

Your body is made up of 60% water, so if your body does not enough water its functioning will be affected. Below are some signs that show you are experiencing dehydration.

If your body is not feeling well, it could be a sign you are dehydrated. If you have any of these symptoms chances are high your are dehydrated.

If you find yourself feeling dizzy or nauseous, you should consider taking water. If you fail to take water you will end up vomiting leading to more water loss. If you are dehydrated, your blood pressure will go down.

If you are experiencing a headache, it might be caused by dehydration. Just like nausea, headache is a indication you have low blood pressure due to dehydration.

If you are dehydrated, you will also feel tired.

Did you know dehydration can lead to fainting?

Did you know a pounding heart can be a sign of dehydration? Dehydration causes your blood volume to go hard, making it hard for the heart to move blood around. If your heart is pounding, it is advisable you sit down and drink water, so that it can raise our blood volume.

Another way you can know you are dehydrated is by experiencing some changes in your body.

To know if you are dehydrated, it is important you check your urine. For a hydrated healthy person, their urine will be the color of a sticky yellow note. If you are dehydrated, your urine will look dark yellow and amber. You don’t have to worry if your urine color is clear, it just shows you are over hydrated.

Also, if you are dehydrated, your mouth and tongue will feel dry, this is because our body needs water to produce saliva. Bacteria usually grow in the mouth, if you are dehydrated, and in the process you will have bad breath. Drinking water and brushing your teeth is recommended.

Another way you can tell you are dehydrated is by checking your skin. If you skin feels cold and clammy, that is a sign of dehydration. Also, your skin or lips will become cracked, if you are dehydrated.

If you are having problems taking bowel movements, that is another indication of dehydration.
The third symptom of dehydration is your mental function changing. Dehydration cause your brain to function poorly. It will affect your memory, concentration and alertness.

When we are dehydrated, our brain becomes sensitive to pain, this is according to this research. Unexplained pain is an indication of dehydration. The pain can be in your head, toe or any part of your body. If you have this kind of pain, find out more how you can manage it using regenerative medicine.