Problems from Not Drinking Enough Water

In the following article, we'll show you the main problems caused by not drinking enough water. Some of these may surprise you.
Problems from Not Drinking Enough Water
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

In the following article, we’ll show you the main problems caused by not drinking enough water. Don’t miss it!
Maintaining proper hydration is essential to healthy organ function. As we have always recommended, it’s necessary to consume at least 8 glasses of water each day. If you make this a habit in your daily life, you’ll be helping to reduce the risk of certain major health problems down the road.

After tons of research and investigation, experts have found that when you don’t consume the necessary amount of water needed for you body, you might suffer from a lot of health problems.

This is especially true for those who are very physically active. Pathologists discovered that the people with dehydration suffer damage to their kidneys. They may also suffer from intestinal and circulatory problems.

Other health problems that dehydration might cause are headaches (such as migraines). This is because the brain and eyes aren’t receiving the amounts of water necessary to function.

The lack of hydration in these organs can provoke severe inflammation both inside and behind the eyes. This could possibly lead to loss of vision. Other symptoms of dehydration could include cramps, severe headache, fatigue, muscle pain, and frequent mood swings.

People who are very active, whether at work or through exercise, need to stay more hydrated even though they may not be thirsty. This is because the lack of water in the organs is a leading cause of headaches, as well as other problems stunting your physical and mental development.

The importance of water in digestion

Water is essential for keeping the intestines working correctly. The absence of liquid slows the digestion process and may also aid in producing polyps in the large intestine. These issues can  lead to constipation. If these accumulate and grow over time, they can cause inflammation and pain in the colon. In the worse cases, they can get infected and cause colitis.

Also Read: Advice for Relieving Colitis

Benefits of drinking enough water on your health


The joints need enough water to remain healthy

As we know, arthritis is brought on by change or deterioration of cartilage, which is the tissue found in the joints that helps us move and bend smoothly. As of now, the exact cause of arthritis is unknown, and there is no medical cure. The only treatment available is to take medicines to help reduce inflammation and pain.

See Also: How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

It’s important to know that this pain can become worse if you are dehydrated. The cartilage needs a great deal of water to be able to function properly and remain lubricated. Only through this lubrication can the joints move seamlessly.

Back Pain

Everything mentioned regarding the importance of hydration with regards to arthritis is also true in prevention of back pain. This is because the vertebral joints require water to remain functional and prevent friction between discs.


Enough water can reduce risks of migraines

Migraines may sometimes be caused by not drinking enough water. Water helps regulate body temperature. Without it, the vessels dilate – which provokes strong headaches. When this happens, you need to drink a big glass of cold water to hydrate yourself. If you get enough water, you’re reducing your risk for headaches!

Chronic fatigue and depression

Women needs enough water to be less depressed

Generally, depression is caused by stress due to a number of endless family problems and daily chores.

Along with depression, we find that sadness and lack of energy can be exacerbated by insufficient hydration. Remember that the brain needs water to function and provide energy to the body. That’s why, if you don’t get sufficient liquids, the body can’t produce enough energy for the brain.


We cannot emphasize enough how important sufficient hydration is. It’s the simplest way to keep your body healthy and live a long life. These reasons are more than enough for you to remember to bring along that water bottle next time. Stay alert and take the aforementioned suggestions into consideration if you want to maintain and excellent quality of life for many years.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.