Further to the signs you are not drinking enough water:
– Staying sick longer: drinking water detoxes your body continuously. Your organs are like a machine filtering waste products, and when you do not provide the machine with water, it will not work as it should. Then, the organs start pulling water from the blood, which causes many problems.
– Feeling lethargic and fatigued: as a result of pulling water from blood, it is not properly hydrated and there will be lack of oxygen being transferred throughout your body, which leads to outright fatigue and sleepiness. A lack of stamina makes your body crashes earlier in the day and coffee will not help you much.
– Experiencing hunger pangs: being dehydrated, your body may start mixing the need for water with hunger. This happens during the day and at night with craving a midnight snack, and this creates more work for your organs, which need water in the first place.
– Experiencing digestive problems: we spoke in the first part about the mucus in the mouth and throat and how water lubricates the membranes allowing them to function properly. This is the same case with the digestive system; lack of proper hydration reduces the strength and amount of mucus in the stomach giving the chance for stomach acids to damage your insides, causing indigestion and heartburn.
– Experiencing constipation: during dehydration, the colon consumes the water supposed to be used by the intestines in the digestive process, which leads to constipation.
– Reduced urination: if you do not go to the bathroom 4- 7 times a day, this probably means you are not drinking enough water. Your urine should be a light yellow, and if it is a darker yellow, your body tells you it needs more water. Dehydration in extreme cases can result in urinary tract infections.