8 Warning Signs That You Are Not Drinking Enough Water

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5. At Some Point, You Had a Urinary Tract Infection

UTI pain
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UTI is caused by a combination of factors. The primary cause of this really uncomfortable situation is bacteria. Drinking a lot of water helps flush those bacteria away. In case, the pain continues despite hydrating yourself, you must visit a doctor.

6. Lethargy

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All your ambition and dreams go down the drain when you don’t drink enough water to help you function normally. Liquid intake gives you energy to perform everyday tasks. When you remain dehydrated, the body stores up whatever energy is there in the body by reducing blood circulation. When blood doesn’t flow well in the muscles, you feel incapable of performing even the most mundane and easy tasks. Fatigue is another sign that your body is screaming “Water!” Persistent fatigue calls for a visit to the doctor to find out what else is keeping you from working optimally.

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7. Muscle Cramps or Spasms

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Did you know that whenever you have a muscular spasm or cramp, there is an internal competition going on within your body? This competition is between the circulatory and the muscular systems. In times of dearth of water, the body must really choose to save the vital organs. Therefore, the circulatory system gets the prize. As a result, your muscles weaken and you have involuntary spasms. Sometimes, the solution is much simpler than a massage therapy.

 

8. Persistent Hunger

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Water boosts metabolism and burns fat. Consequently, lack of water slows metabolism down which then results into weight gain. The whale like howl that your stomach makes sometimes could only be because of lack of water and not food. This confusion is caused by the hypothalamus in your brain in times of dehydration. Because your stomach rumbles, you feel you must eat food when the message is really to get a drink of water.

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Water helps prevent an enormous amount of diseases, not to mention better skin glow and increased productivity. Make it a habit to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.

 

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