Signs of Chronic Dehydration


When even a small percentage of water in your body is lost, every function in your body is impaired.

Similar to planet earth, the human body is, on average, about 75 percent water. When dehydrated, the body will begin to ration water.

The average adult loses about ten cups of water every day, simply by breathing, sweating, urinating & eliminating waste, according to the Mayo Clinic.

12 Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration

According to Dr. Dave Carpenter, author of Change Your Water, Change Your Life, the following are 12 of the more common symptoms of chronic dehydration:

  1. Fatigue. Water is the most important source of energy in the body. Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, producing tiredness and fatigue. Thus, one of the earliest signs of chronic dehydration is fatigue.
  2. Constipation. The colon is one of the first places the body pulls water when it is short of water in order to provide fluids for other critical functions in the body. Without adequate water, wastes move through the large intestines much more slowly. In fact, sometimes they don’t move at all. Thus, constipation is almost always one of the primary symptoms of chronic dehydration.
  3. High blood pressure. The blood is normally about 94 percent water when the body is fully hydrated. When dehydrated, the blood is thicker causing resistance to blood flow, which thus can raise blood pressure.
  4. High cholesterol. When the body is dehydrated, it will produce more cholesterol to seal off water loss from the cells. Cholesterol deposits within the cell membrane act to prevent additional cell water loss, ultimately for survival.
  5. Acid-alkaline imbalance. The ideal environment for the health of the body is slightly alkaline. Our blood, in fact, is always slightly alkaline, usually ranging between 7.3 and 7.4 pH (7.0 being neutral). Dehydration significantly reduces the ability of the body to eliminate acid wastes.
  6. Digestive disorders. The body needs an adequate supply of water to produce a wide array of digestive juices. A shortage of water and alkaline minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, can lead to a host of digestive disorders, including ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.
  7. Asthma and allergies. Another way the body rations water when dehydrated, as a survival mechanism, is by restricting airways. Respiratory problems are key symptoms of chronic dehydration. The rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses more and more water. According to Water for Health, for Healing, for Life, chronic dehydration “is the primary cause of allergies and asthma in the human body.” Drinking plenty of water is the single most important natural remedy for asthma.
  8. Weight gain. When dehydrated, cells are depleted of energy. They then have to rely on energy generation from food rather than water. People thus tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty. In addition, the body will not metabolize fat unless the body is adequately hydrated to safely remove dangerous toxins that are often stored in fat cells.
  9. Skin disorders. The skin is the largest elimination organ in the human body. In a dehydrated body, the first site for water conservation is the skin. Dehydration impairs the elimination of toxins through the skin and makes it more vulnerable to all types of skin disorders, including dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as premature wrinkling and discoloration.
  10. Joint pain or stiffness. All joints have cartilage padding, which covers the bone structures in the joint, providing necessary lubrication. The cartilage itself is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow. According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, the joints in which the pain is felt depends on where the localized drought has set in.
  11. Bladder or kidney problems. As with all of the organs of elimination, when the body is dehydrated, toxins are not eliminated as well. The accumulation of toxins and acid waste create an environment where bacteria thrive. Thus, when dehydrated the bladder and kidney become more prone to infection, inflammation and pain.
  12. Premature aging. When the body is chronically dehydrated, the skin begins to wrinkle prematurely. More importantly, what we don’t see is the same wrinkling and withering effect on the internal organs. The most effective and the most inexpensive way (by far!) to slow the aging process is to drink enough water, especially as we get older.


Chronic dehydration is preventable if we develop a regular daily habit of drinking about half of our body weight in ounces of purified water.

Most of us simply do not drink enough water to stay hydrated.

In addition, the type of water you drink does make a difference. Mineral balance in the body is also essential for proper hydration. Thus, it is important to drink water that is mineral rich rather than de-mineralized water (such as reverse osmosis or distilled).

Ionized, alkaline water can hydrate the body up to six times more effectively than regular water because the water is “micro-clustered.”


If you’re like myself, you can never catch up, so you can never be on target or even on top of your game. KNOWLEDGE is key. Doing everything you possibly can is vital.

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Beautiful Like Me


It’s just me. No filter & sucky lighting.

“I’m not beautiful like you. I’m beautiful like me.”

This is what chronically ill can look like.


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Happy Birthday Danny


The release didn’t go as planned…thank you wind! It got caught under the screened in porch. You can see the balloon as a tiny dot at the end.
Happy Birthday Danny 💚🍀🐸🎈

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Em Wats in Yellow


Emma Watson – gorgeous as always! I so wish I could wear yellow.


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Twenty Interesting Facts About Pisces


1. A Pisces will share nearly everything in their world if the care for you.

2. Once you fall for a Pisces, there’s no way to get back up.

3. Pisces can push beyond their limitations and grow into amazing people.

4. Pisces lives in a sea of thoughts, feelings and beliefs.

5. Sometimes Pisces emotions are so deep and…

so powerful words cannot express them.

6. Pisces have a natural ability to bring out the true you.

7. Pisces want what they can’t have.

8. Pisces are constantly being taken advantage of.

9. Pisces already knows what will happen.

10. A Pisces woman’s heart is much like a butterfly wing, delicate and beautiful but extremely breakable so take care of her.

11. The Pisces woman is unlike any other; beautiful, endearing and full of charm.

12. Pisces love their friends and will cross oceans to help and spend time with the people they cherish.

13. Don’t be fooled by a Pisces. They may seem naive but they are great thinkers, extremely creative, driven and make great leaders!

14. Pisces always tend to be in a long term relationship.

15. Pisces and Cancer have a deep unspoken emotional connection. It’s almost like they can hear each others thoughts.

16. Pisces love to dance, they are ruled by their feet.

17. Pisces can keep a straight face while making up a complete bullshit story.

18. Pisces will take a lot of mistreatment, but they have a breaking point. Push them to it you will watch your fish swim away never to return.

19. Pisces know just how to hide their emotions. But that doesn’t mean they will.

20. Pisces do what they feel is right.


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Can’t Hide


“Three things cannot be hidden; the sun, the moon, & the truth.” Buddha

Spot on Buddah! I love the sun, the moon, & the truth!


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