Do You Feel Dehydrated Often? Here is the Reason

Oct 10, 2019 Kayode Oseh

Water is the most important thing needed for life to exist, in fact, water is life -no living thing can survive without it. Water makes up 70 percent of our entire body mass if not even more. It is the medium in which all substance that are to be transported round our body are dissolved, including food nutrients, oxygen, enzymes, and hormones e.t.c. Water is the major component of all body fluids including, blood, sperms, breast milk, saliva, and sweats. So do not be surprised when they tell you to keep your self hydrated always.

It is OK to always keep ourselves hydrated but sometimes, our crave for water becomes an anomaly. Research have shown that excessive crave for water might indicate an underlying health conditions. Let's discuss about a few of them below.

Insufficient hydration


Not well hydrated can increase your thirst for water. It may be because you are not having the required amount of water per day, that why you are craving much for it. Health experts advised, you should drink at least 8-ounce of water which equals 2-liters or half a gallon per day, to get the required amount needed for optimum functioning of the body. Although there are some few exceptions to this, some situations where you would be required to drink more water, which includes climate, exercise, and work. A good test is to take a close look at your urine. The lighter the color, the better.

Diet


Your diet has a lot to play in your crave for water. Ketogenic dieters may feel the urge the drink water a lot. These are people who drastically reduce their carbs intake and replace them with fats. So that their body rely on fats for energy rather than carbohydrates. It means they rely on ketons from fats as a source of energy rather than glucose from carbohydrates. This type of diet is usually recommended for diabetic patients in order to maintain or reduce their blood sugar level.

Thyroid problems


Overactive thyroid gland also known as hyperthyroidism, is a situation that happens when the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroid hormone know as thyroxine, the hormone that controls growth. Overactive thyroid can cause a severe dehydration including heart problems. Although there’s no reason to panic when you’re experiencing excessive dehydration and you have thyroid issues, but pay close attention to the following other symptoms: goiter, weight loss, hyperactiveness, fatigue, anxiety attacks, redness of palms, e.t.c. If you’re experiencing most of these symptoms in combination with excessive crave for water, try making an appointment with your doctor.

Diabetes


A common symptom of diabetes is feeling thirsty at all times and you may also feel the urge to pee often as well. The major type of diabetes that causes excessive dehydration is the diabetes insipidus, another type of diabetes that is quite different from diabetes mellitus (type1 and type 2) and also a very rare type of diabetes. This type of diabetes is not linked to insulin or sugar, It is usually caused when there is an unusual production, storage or release of Anti Diuretic Hormone (ADH), the hormone that regulates urine.

Diabetes insipidus can cause an imbalance in the amount of fluid in the body, bringing about an excessive lost of water. It make one feel thirsty all the time even after having something to drinking.

Medication


Quite a number of medications can make you go dehydrated. Examples includes anti-allergy medicines, anti-depressants, and medicines against high blood pressure.

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