Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 7 Cut and Dried Reasons for Dehydration

7 Cut and Dried Reasons for Dehydration


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.

reading medication

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • 6 Simple Ways to Prevent Jet Lag
    Embarking on an international trip is an exciting time. The stress of planning is done and the plane has taken off; time to sit back and relax.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Causes of Dark Under-Eye Circles That Aren't Fatigue
    Most everyone has experienced bags under their eyes after a night short on sleep. In fact, a lack of restful sleep is the most common reason dark under-eye circles occur.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Health-Related Reasons For Weight Gain
    Did you know that unexplained weight gain can indicate an underlying health issue? Sometimes, despite maintaining a healthy caloric intake and getting regular exercise, an...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Is It Food Poisoning or the Flu?
    It happens to the best of us—that rush to the bathroom following a questionable dinner that leaves us hugging the toilet for 24-miserable hours.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Xerostomia (Dry Mouth): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
    A dry mouth from time to time can happen to almost anyone, but a condition called xerostomia is a more persistent lack of saliva that can affect your quality of life.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Nasty Culprits of Belly Bloat
    Do you ever pull on your jeans in the morning and it seems that you’ve grown what seems like four inches around your midsection?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Most Common Causes of Low Blood Pressure
    The media and medical world place a lot of emphasis on high blood pressure, as it can lead to bigger problems like stroke or heart attacks.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Causes of Dry Mouth
    Do you suffer from a constant pasty, dry mouth? Most times, dry mouth is due to something simple, like dehydration or weather.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Some Reasons Why Your Cough Won't Go Away
    So you've got a chronic cough, and you're not sure why. It could be something relatively harmless and easily fixable, or it could be a warning sign of something more...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to De-Stress at a Desk
    Work and stress often go hand-in-hand. Between the time pressure of deadlines, multi-tasking, and the challenges of managing relationships with co-workers and bosses, both the body...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Exposing the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Sun Poisoning
    When we think of the sun, we think about getting outside to enjoy it, or how important it is to grow those tomato plants in the yard.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Most Common Symptoms of Norovirus
    Day care centers, nursing homes, cruise ships, and hospitals—they’re all prime environments for Norovirus.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Signs & Symptoms of a Kidney Infection
    A nasty and uncomfortable kidney infection results when bacteria enter via the bladder and invade one or both kidneys.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Health Reasons for Dizziness That Will Make Your Head Spin
    It happens to all of us at one time or another—we get a bit dizzy for a moment and have to brace ourselves.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Influenza Symptoms
    Initially, the flu may be shrugged off as just a common cold due to similar symptoms—such as a seem runny nose, sinus congestion, sneezing, and sore muscles and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice