Who would have thought that just a dehydrated body?

will affect the brain

You may have felt that

I wake up and my brain is not clear at all.

The latest research found that

Even mild dehydration begins to affect the brain's ability to perform difficult and complex tasks as it should.

Although many people know that

Drinking enough water to meet your body's needs is good for your health.

But a team of researchers from the US Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) has done a more in-depth study of dehydration.

It is known that when the body loses water at any level, the thinking and command processes of the brain begin to be affected.

The study, published in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, states that dehydration of just 2%

of body mass is equivalent to one liter of sweat. It is already beginning to negatively affect the processing of the brain in highly concentrated and complex tasks.

The research team analyzed 33 previous studies on the link between dehydration and cognitive performance.

In total, the study included 416 subjects with dehydration ranging from 1% to 6% of body mass.

The analysis found that

Dehydration at 2% of body mass is enough to cause disturbed brain function.

Although this level of dehydration does not make people feel thirsty at all.

It was also found that

Such mild dehydration negatively affects the concentration process.

And the coordination of the motor system that controls the body to move the most.

The experts pointed out that

In general, let people drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, or about 2 liters per day, the amount of water that should be drunk depends on gender, age, weather conditions and the physical condition of each person as well.

Severe dehydration is caused by sweating, vomiting, excessive urination, or diarrhea.

It will cause weakness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and breathlessness.

until the end of life

Dehydration usually occurs when your body doesn't have as much water as it needs.

If there is not enough water, your body will not be able to function properly.

People can have mild, moderate, or severe dehydration.

It depends on how much fluid is missing from your body.

Cause of dehydration

It may be caused by drinking less water.

or sweating too much

Excessive urination, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. The symptoms that can be observed are


dry or sticky mouth, no urination, or little urination

Dark yellow urine, dry skin, cold, headache, muscle aches.

If symptoms are severe, dizziness may occur.

rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, and loss of consciousness

The best way is to keep observing yourself.

and try to drink enough water each day

Especially the elderly who if lacking water

May have more severe symptoms than younger people.