Likely if you don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated, you’ll look & feel like the cactus in this picture
The list of dehydration symptoms I’ve compiled in my head over the years is never ending. (the latest and most interesting one for me at the moment is the last one )
Here is how your body may respond to Dehydration:
1) One that impacts daily life, AND often goes under the radar is feeling FATIGUED daily. AKA Mental and physical general lethargy (this is not normal friends).
2) Constipation (modern day humans are known to hold 10-40lbs of waste built up over the years). I could go on and on about this one!
3) Dry and dead skin patches (also many dietary factors to this one)
4) Bad breath. Notice during times of stress, extra water will need to be consumed… That’s because of all those chemical reactions/hormone secretion (see last post if you missed that).
5) Breast-feeding. I’m not a doctor but I’ve had a lot of conversations, extreme dehydration (many are internally dehydrated but may not know) can stunt break milk production
6) Skewed hemoglobin readings. Red blood cell count can be normal since it ratios against water. Can only imagine what happens from here. Our body kills our own Red blood cells because it thinks we have too many❔
7) Lastly – A dehydrated body =
= stiff FASCIA. Stiff fascia
= poor info transmission (AKA emotional info – see post on “5 pivotal pieces of info for your health”)
= poor mobility
= increased chance of injury
= Slower recovery
If you missed the post before this – get there now to find out how much water you should drink
If you’re not sure about Fascia – read our previous blog on the important role fascia plays in our body
If you want to change your fascial health and improve your mobility, book a fascial stretch therapy treatment
Thanks for reading!
Asma Kassam, BHK, CSNA, CFST1
Vancouver Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Fascial Stretch Therapist