5 Ways Dehydration could be Costing You

The State of Potable Water

Drinkable water is more accessible now than any other time in history. In the developed world we are particularly lucky to have a huge amount of it in our households, stores, restaurants, gyms, work spaces or parks.

Yet despite this accessibility, an estimated 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. For many of them, it isn't obvious that they should have more water; since the symptoms of dehydration come on so gradually, it’s hard to notice them.

That is why chronic dehydration is particularly dangerous. If we are mildly dehydrated for a long time, we might not even remember what it’s like to be fully hydrated – and all that we’re missing.

As we will see, dehydration is linked to a huge number of common health problems and workplace difficulties. What does this mean? Staying hydrated might be one of the best things you can do not just for your health – but also for your wallet.

Without further ado, let’s check out the 5 ways dehydration could be costing you day in, day out.


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The 5 Costs of Dehydration

Medical research has found that dehydration:

1. Clouds your thinking and focus

Since the brain is over 90% water, a mere 1% loss of body fluids – which your body can experience substantially more than before you even start to feel thirsty – can cause a decline of 5% in cognitive function. Focus is also impaired substantially by dehydration; dehydration by 5% can cause blood to thicken so much that it literally cannot reach certain areas of the brain.

2. Weakens your athletic performance

Muscles are approximately 70% composed of water; water participates in most metabolic reactions and flushes out toxins, such as lactic acid, from the muscles. Dehydration causes fatigue, reduced metabolism, increased heart rate, and slower recovery after exercise.

3. Makes you feel bad

Irritability, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness and headaches are all symptoms of dehydration. Being dehydrated also weakens your immune system, making you more vulnerable to pain-causing diseases. As your joints rely on water as a lubricant, dehydration makes you vulnerable to joint pains and inflammation.

4. Worsens your appearance

Dehydration prevents the secretion of toxins through the skin. It can thus cause skin wrinkling, discolouration and dryness. It can also hasten aging and increase your risk of acne and dandruff.


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5. Makes you vulnerable to chronic health conditions

The list of chronic health disorders linked to dehydration is long; constipation, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, asthma, obesity, high cholesterol, skin problems like dermatitis and psoriasis, bladder and kidney diseases, and acidosis (highly conductive to cancer growth).

What to do?

Remember that dehydration negatively affects your health and work performance, but this can be reversed easily by ensuring that you stay hydrated throughout the day. Click here for tips to stay hydrated (link).

Hydration with Santevia mineralized alkaline water is particularly healthy; the alkalinity of the water reduces stress on your body to offset the acidity of your diet, helping your body’s immune response and safeguarding you against a myriad of acidity-linked diseases. The minerals – some of them electrolytes, others trace minerals – play a variety of important roles in your body; from aiding metabolism to fortifying your blood.

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At Santevia Water Systems our mission is to provide clean, affordable and alkaline drinking water to your household. Our team of chemists and engineers work diligently to provide you with the best products available today. Check us out online!