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What Are the Symptoms of Not Drinking Enough Water?

December 17, 2015

The modern American – the typical incarnation of fast-paced 21st century human existence – moves along on a very animated trajectory. Busy, busy, busy. Leaving hardly a moment to reflect upon the most of basic of health questions: Am I drinking enough water?

We function as a society held together by lists with steps for self improvement. Go here, buy this. Do this, get that. Do that, achieve this. Life is an organization, and we are the organizers.

We’re all familiar with the traditional one-step advice: Drink more water! Health experts may offer different formulas for calculating daily water consumption, including the out-dated classic “8X8” rule of eight 8-ounce glasses. Here’s one more: Divide your weight in pounds in half. That number is how much water you need to drink per day in ounces.

But, once again, we’re busy, busy, busy. So, if you’re not quite leading that super-disciplined life, how do you know you’re drinking enough water? Or, a better question, what are the warning signs you’re not getting enough?

Watch for Water-Shortage Symptoms

We at Azure Water specialize in all things related to water health. We know how important it is to drink adequate supplies of water. However, here are several symptoms from Headlines & Global News that you’re not getting enough water. Think dehydration. (It’s not good.)

Here are the warning signs you’re not drinking enough water:

  • Dry mouth: This condition often affects women and the elderly and is mostly caused by medications. The best way to eliminate dry mouth is with plain water. Skip sugary drinks or soda.
  • Dry skin: A National Institutes of Health study demonstrated how water helps promotes blood flow to the skin. Inadequate water consumption reduces natural skin moisturizing and causes breakouts and other skin problems.
  • Muscle and joint pain: We are composed mostly of water, so when water levels run low, joints get creaky and muscles stiff. The electrolytes in water nourish cartilage and ease muscle pain.
  • Fatigue and headaches: Low water supplies slow blood and oxygen flow, causing tiredness and sleepiness. Dehydration can also cause headaches.
  • Constipation and digestion problems: Adequate water levels help promote good digestion and healthy functioning of the intestines. Drinking more water reduces heartburn and constipation.

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Drinking plenty of water remedies a wide range of health ailments. Read about how much water is recommended for good health. Water consumption – coupled with an exercise program and healthy eating habits – can also lead to increased weight loss. You can also learn why water is healthy.

Azure Water’s facility uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology to ensure you get only the finest, purest water possible. We can produce custom-bottle shapes, and fill, seal and label your bottles. If you’re looking to expand your business or have questions about co-packing or our capabilities, contact us.

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