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7 Cut and Dried Reasons for Dehydration

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Water is essential to our life and well-being, but sometimes we can come up a bit short and our body will likely tell us about it. As Health.com points out, having insufficient hydration can cause your mood and energy levels to dry up.

Your body is about 60-percent water, so even a small decline (1.5-percent) can have a negative impact, adds the source. So what is causing you to lose water from your system? Let’s take a look at some these reasons, as some may surprise you…

1. Prescription Medications

Drugs from the pharmacy are aimed at improving your health, and they often achieve that goal. However, there are a number of side effects possible—and one of them is dehydration, notes Health.com.

This is because many prescription meds are also diuretics, meaning you’ll have to urinate more often. The increased passing of urine will deplete your water supply, so you should check the label to see if excess peeing is a side effect of your prescription. Blood pressure meds are commonly associated with this problem, notes the site.

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