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Dehydration: How Lack Of Water Affects Your Brain?

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Of all the things that dehydration does to a human body, the most critical one is that it reduces the efficiency of your brain or the way it functions. Dehydration can affect the way you feel as well and does immediate damage to your mental abilities, which is worse. According to most of the researches, dehydration even shrinks your brain. Therefore, lack of water in your body is a very significant deficiency, which should be prevented as often as you can. 

Of all the things that dehydration does to a human body, the most critical one is that it reduces the efficiency of your brain or the way it functions. If you think you are feeling thirsty, than you should realize that your brain needs it more than your body. Dehydration can affect the way you feel as well and does immediate damage to your mental abilities, which is worse.

According to most of the researches, dehydration even shrinks your brain. Therefore, lack of water in your body is a very significant deficiency which should be prevented as often as you can.

Research on Dehydration

According to one of the studies, dehydrated women experienced a significant drop-off in energy and mood. They felt tired and lousy and also, women were more likely to have headaches and report difficulty in concentrating.

There’s even evidence that your brain will shrink if you’re dehydrated. Anyhow, scientists say that the brain is extremely sensitive to even small changes in the amounts of ions like sodium and potassium found in your body’s fluids. Although the research doesn’t pinpoint the exact reason why the brain flips out when it becomes dehydrated, experts say the mood and energy changes may be some sort of built-in alarm system, there to let you know you need water.

However, one of the experts assert that not everyone needs to drink as much water as possible. The researcher says that people with congestive heart failure and people with certain kinds of kidney disease may want to limit their fluid intake, and should talk to their doctor about how much water they should drink.

Other Effects of Dehydration

Generally, 4 to 8 hours without water will leads to mild dehydration and can cause about a 1.5 percent loss of body weight. Roughly 24 hours without water will lead to severe dehydration and can lead to about 4 percent drop in body weight.

Edited By: Vivek Chhetri

 

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Meegan Lee Diggs
Meegan Lee Diggs 5pts

I have after one or two sips I throw up :/ not sure why really

Merci Mallari
Merci Mallari 5pts

Dehydration can kill you,no matter what age you are,one of the main organ that really affected are the kidneys,heart ,brain, the homeostasis of the whole body w/c maintaining the balance

Nadine Cummings
Nadine Cummings 5pts

Put lemon pieces or cucumber slices in your water overnight. It also helps your metabolism

Charlotte A Burkett Morris
Charlotte A Burkett Morris 5pts

Alison Michele Morris Granger, Lauren Ashleigh Morris, Katelyn Simpson , Doty Wilder Wells, Fran AndBryant Harp\U0001f496\U0001f499\U0001f496

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Meegan Lee Diggs That's something you should change. Try adding lemon or other flavors, but water is crucial!

Amy Mullikin
Amy Mullikin 5pts

Add flavor if u can't handle plain or I found ice cold water good

San Bhute
San Bhute 5pts

drink one glas of warm water aftr brush n before eating n drinking any else..

Jai Poretsi
Jai Poretsi 5pts

I drink a litre of coconut milk a day with chocolate....full of electrolytes

Meegan Lee Diggs
Meegan Lee Diggs 5pts

The taste of water makes me sick I drink caffeine free tea but I can't do water

Nio Melendez
Nio Melendez 5pts

Nigel Alejandro Valerio share this with Daisy.

Krystin Gridley
Krystin Gridley 5pts

Gina Love like this page...you'll love it! It's a holistic approach...

Arleen Anderson
Arleen Anderson 5pts

Dehydration effects ur whole body, witgout enough water ur organs would shrivel

Natalie Cox
Natalie Cox 5pts

Nathan Cox & Hayley Cox feeeeed your brain

Mary Mahan Wester
Mary Mahan Wester 5pts

I had desientia drinking water with some sorta bacteria dehydrated for five days went to hospital rehydrated me gave three types of antibiotics came home to San Antonio my family freak out I had lost weight wasn't quite right in the head my family didn't understand so they thought the worst