Hydration is an approximate measurement of reserves of water in the human body, and a severe reduction in hydration from either no water intake or diuretic usage is known as dehydration. Some supplements are either diuretics or may promote water retention (the build-up of fluid causing the body to look swollen).
It affects our joints
Cartilage, found in the disks of the spine and joints, contains around 80% water. Joint pain can occur during long term periods of dehydration as the joints dry out and loses most of its shock-absorbing ability.
Its needed for mucus and saliva
Irritations can occur when our mouth, nose, and eyes lose their moisture. this happens when we can not form saliva which helps to digest our food and prevent these areas from friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean and in place of sweetened beverages, it can also reduce tooth decay.
Water works with Oxygen
Blood is more than 90% water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body like your heart and cells, where it is needed for metabolism. The carbon dioxide produced during metabolism is carried back to the lungs by the blood, where it is then exhaled.
Health and Beaty
With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling. Water flushes toxins out of your body and anything else that shouldn’t be there so it clears your skin of any dirt and bacteria, it may even help to rid you of acne.
Brain, Spinal cord and sensitive tissues
Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to a problem with thinking and reasoning.
When partying, unsweetened soda water with ice and lemon alternated with alcoholic drinks can help prevent overconsumption of pure alcohol, making it less likely to have that feeling of being hit by a car in the morning. Drinking water alongside alcohol will not instantly redeem hydration levels until the body has fully absorbed the chemical. (Drink water to be hydrated the following day).
Water and muscle recover
Drinking water helps prevent muscle cramping for prolonged amounts of tension to be put on the isolated muscle. while proper circulation is needed to carry nutrients into the muscle cells for it to use for growth, strength and faster recovery. Blood flow to exercising muscles is significantly reduced with dehydration due to reductions in blood pressure and perfusion pressure.