Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is made purely out of the water. Yet we don’t realize this because we think our limbs and organs are solid. This can lead to the habit of not consuming the most important liquid in the entire world. Which can lead to health concerns that we may not even deem serious until we are in agony. The lack of water does have an adverse impact on our bodies and therefore alters our living standard. The effects, however, are all too often brushed aside as they only come on slowly. The subtle nature in which these health concerns arise is the main course of why so many people are willing to substitute the three to four liters of water a day with energy drinks and fizzy soda. Not consuming enough water for one day, may not make you feel any different, but if this becomes a habit and is prolonged, eventually becoming a part of your lifestyle, your body will begin to perform at a far lesser standard.
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Dry skin and heat
Not consuming enough water as per the recommended daily amount, will first impact the largest organ of the human body. The skin will become cracked, and slowly but surely, wrinkles will begin to form. These wrinkles are not structures of the skin, but rather the skin is drying up to the point that it is contracting. This will lead to the skin becoming incredibly irritated and thus lead to the heavy amount of scratching. Continuous scratching can lead to eczema which then makes the itching even worse to the point that blood might be drawn. The lack of water in your skin also doesn’t allow it to regulate your body temperature and sweat. There simply isn’t enough expendable water the body can use to make sure the temperature of your body is at optimal ranges.
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The digestive system is one of the systems in our bodies, which needs water even to function. Stomach acid can only be made if the body is being fed sufficient amount of water every day. Our kidneys start to malfunction because there simply isn’t enough water to make sure the particles and molecules that we consume through our food are broken down into small enough sizes. You can learn more about this on kidneystone.com, whereby you have access to information about what causes kidney stones, what they are made up of, and most importantly how you can prevent this from happening to you. The loss of fluids in other manners is also highlighted by the running theme remains of not consuming or replenishing your body with enough water.
The adverse effects of not consuming enough water may seem trivial at first. But kidney stones are an incredibly painful experience and condition to have. Sometimes the only way for them to pass through is to consume a lot of water and just wait it out. All the while you will be in serious pain. This can all be avoided by simply, drinking the recommended daily amount of water each day and not replacing it with other kinds of drinks that of course, taste better.