Dehydration Affects Your Health

Since it has been so hot lately, I want to share more info about hydration and its effects on your health. Did you know that a 2% drop in body water can cause a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, which can impair neuromuscular coordination, decrease concentration, and slow thinking? Dehydration also reduces endurance, decrease strength, cause cramping and slow muscular response. Remember Lebron James and the cramps he had during the NBA playoffs this year?

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I have found that when I am dehydrated, I feel run down and fatigued. I have to constantly remind myself to drink water. I’m not sure why it’s such a hard thing to do on a daily basis though. Seems like it’s a simple fix to many issues.  Maybe we can all try to eat more foods that can help us stay hydrated in addition to drinking more H2O.

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Remember a few posts ago, I mentioned Adrenal FatigueI’ve been doing some more reading and found information about the role DHEA plays in adrenal imbalances. DHEA is a natural steroid and precursor hormone produced by the adrenals. I was not able to find out how many women actually suffer from low levels of DHEA but considering so many women out there deal with hormonal imbalances, I would bet that many do have lower levels of DHEA. May be worth a check in with your doctor if you think it may be possible…

“When DHEA levels are low, your body does not have enough working material for proper endocrine function. This throws off your hormone production and you feel a general sense of malaise, along with other symptoms of hormonal imbalance — how severe depends on how many other demands are being made on your body at the same time.

There is a growing body of evidence that healthy levels of DHEA may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease and obesity, but there is still no clearcut consensus. There may be some increased risks associated with DHEA for women with a history of breast cancer — all the more reason to take DHEA under medical supervision.”

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