Dehydration Headache -


What is Dehydration?
It can be explained as the removal of the water from the body. It can turn out to be a serious and life threatening condition when the water content in the body required for the normal body functioning falls short of the required amount.

Causes of Dehydration -
Dehydration may be caused by external or stress related factors like prolonged physical activity, blood loss, diarrhea, hyperthermia, shock and vomiting, infectious diseases like cholera, gastroenteritis, yellow fever, malnutrition and fasting.

Effects of Dehydration -
It is very important that your body retains the required amount of water to maintain good physical and mental health. Dehydration can result in a series of problems like tiredness, stiff joints, headaches, nausea, aches and cramps in other parts of the body and other serious problems. A person who is dehydrated can become cranky. Severe cases of dehydration may coma or even death.

Dehydration - A cause of headache -
Dehydration can be a major cause of headaches, especially migraine. Usually, tension type headaches that are caused by stress related factors and dehydration. Not consuming enough fluids on hot days and also after rigorous physical activity, when the body loses much water content, leads to dehydration thereby triggering headaches.

Symptoms of Dehydration and Dehydration Headaches -
Along with thirst, parched lips and dry mouth, one needs to look out for these symptoms other symptoms of dehydration and dehydration headaches -fatigue, dizziness, weakness, headache, rising heart beat, dry, flushed skin, muscle cramps.

Dehydration headaches or coffee headaches?
These days, many people who complain of headaches are seen consuming less water and worse even, drink coffee instead of water. So, replacing the water by any other beverage like coffee, tea or alcoholic beveragesdehydration may even be caused by consuming too much of coffee and lesser

Dehydration Headaches or Coffee Headaches?
Recently I have encountered a number of adult patients complaining of headaches who reported drinking less water than they should. To make it worse the majority of their fluid replacement involves the consumption of coffee. As an example, a 59 year-old male claimed to drink about 24 ounces of water per day. This was a big man weighing 210 pounds. Normally, I would suggest a man of this size to drink at least 80 ounces of water. He mentioned that most of his water came from drinking coffee. I cringed and wondered what prevented him from suffering with kidney stones. He then stated that he has been experiencing pain in his kidneys. Now I am wondering whether people suffer headaches from too much caffeine or too little water?
I suggested to the patient that he drink more water. He was advised that he should reduce his coffee intake and implement a life style change that would include drinking 100 ounces of water per day. It was stressed that he should drink no more than 3-4 ounces at a time repetitively throughout the day and into the early evening.

Cure for Dehydration Headaches -
It is advisable to drink sufficient quantity of water each day to keep the body well hydrated to carry out its normal functions and keep the dehydration related headaches at bay.

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