The Immune System

Proper hydration is integral to a healthy immune system. Dehydration can lead to inflammation which can harm the body and even result in short to long-term illnesses. Dehydration can also harm the brain and cause depression among many other problems. Dehydration occurs when one does not consume enough water as the body utilizes water to help keep many of its systems functioning properly. Unfortunately it is easier than one may think to become dehydrated and this is especially true for older individuals. This is why we have complied a useful list to help you and those you love avoid dehydration:

Tips for hydration

  • Drink water as soon as you wake up
  • Drink water with foods
  • Flavor your water
  • Set reminders on your phone
  • Purchase a sustainable water bottle
  • Avoid extreme sun exposure

Signs of dehydration

Dehydration can happen gradually or suddenly and sometimes you may not even realize until its too late. It is important to recognize the signs so that you may seek proper medical attention and avoid further dehydration. Some signs you may be dehydrated are as follows:

  • Bad breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Sluggishness
  • fainting
  • nausea

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