Dehydration: Symptoms, Causes, and the Solution

About 60-70% of your body is comprised of water. So when you spend water  through sweating, breathing, urinating, etc.  without replenishing it, you put yourself at risk for dehydration. The good news is that dehydration can usually be avoided by replenishing your fluids throughout the day.

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What is Dehydration?

Dehydration occurs when you use up 1–2% of your body’s water stores and don’t replace it. Athletes aren’t the only ones susceptible to extreme thirst. Infants, small children, the elderly, active adults, and anyone who spends time in extreme heat can experience dehydration.

There are many reasons someone might become dehydrated. Exercising without replacing the water lost puts you at high risk of dehydration. So does diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and increased urination. Some health conditions, such as the flu, cause fluid loss, as do some medications.

What Happens to Your Body as a Result?

When you’re dehydrated, your body sends the first warning signal: thirst. At this point, you might want to grab a glass of fresh water. If you ignore your thirst, your body will start to signal in more painful ways. Maybe you’ll get a lingering migraine headache, or your mouth will turn into the Sahara Desert. You might get tired, confused, or dizzy. All of these are signs that you need to drink water now. Extended periods of dehydration can lead to kidney failure, and eventually, death.

If you consistently forget or don’t make time for drinking water, you put yourself at risk of chronic dehydration. Some people who suffer from chronic dehydration become used to the feeling, but the consequences are undeniable: kidney stones, chronic constipation, overeating, dry skin, and muscle cramps are just the tip of the iceberg.

What’s the Solution?

Dehydration is a risky condition with a simple solution: drink water. Goody Water bottles filter out 99% of harmful toxins and contaminants from a variety of water sources. This is especially important for hikers and other fitness enthusiasts who prefer remaining outdoors rather than cramped inside a gym.

When it comes to your health, Goody Water has your back. With our all-natural coconut filters and data-driven filtration technology, we are a proactive leader in the industry. Browse our selection of reusable and portable water bottles today.