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The Top Signs of Dehydration


10. You’re Parched

We’ve all been there after being outside all day in the heat, you become incredibly thirsty. It seems all you can think about is water! This is usually one of the first signs of dehydration. When we don’t drink enough water, it affects the body’s electrolytes, the minerals that help signal our body’s metabolic processes. “When your body is short on liquids, your kidneys, the organs responsible for moderating blood and urine volume, cry out for help: In response, the brain’s hypothalamus triggers the thirst response, which leads you to fill your glass and solve your kidneys problems,” writes Cosmopolitan.

Thirst sends confusing signals to the body and brain. For instance, you may feel hunger when dehydrated, which explains why a University of Washington study indicated that a single glass of water can easily shut down nighttime hunger pangs in almost all cases. However, “dry mouth,” which is a dry, parched, thick feeling in the mouth can signal late stage. dehydration.

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