Most of us don?t take dehydration very seriously and don?t know that it can be the cause of many health issues. Even if you are spending an hour outside in this extremely hot weather it can still leave you dripping and if you are not keeping your body hydrated enough in this weather and not replacing what you have lost then you might be setting yourself up for trouble. Here are five weird signs that you might not know but are the obvious signs of dehydration.
For people who sweat a lot, not sweating enough is the sign of extreme dehydration. Your body might be at risk if your are not sweating enough because that is the point when your body’s regulating system stops working. Not only you will you stop sweating, but will be at risk for over-heating as well, as the heat stays trapped inside the body and core temperatures rises which is also known as heat stroke.
Chronic dehydration can do a lot of harm to your body. According to a research when your organs don?t get enough water they are not able to replenish the nutrients in the cells they need. This leads to lack of moisture in your mouth, nose and throat and makes you fall sick often.
There are times when your body confuses thirst with hunger. According to a research dehydration slows the metabolism, negatively affects your body?s ability to burn fat, and encourages excess calorie consumption.
When you exercise in a dehydrated state your body uses the stored sugar in your body at a faster rate and when you end up exercising without hydrating your body it will automatically tell you to replenish your glycogen levels and hence the craving.
Water helps produce saliva and helps to keep bad breath at bay. But when you are dehydrated you produce less saliva leaving you with a stinky mouth.