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10 surprising ways your body is telling you to drink more water

INSIDER Logo By Amanda Eisenberg of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 11: Dehydration can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems.We often conflate thirst with hunger.Sagging skin and headaches are also symptoms of dehydration. Dehydration shows itself in a variety of ways: headache, constipation, dizziness and muscle cramps, just to name a few.It can also send you to the hospital."We commonly ignore the early warning signs of dehydration, but it's something to take seriously because it can affect the whole body," Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, told INSIDER. "Dehydration can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems or even in severe cases, seizures."Here are the 10 signs to look out for:

  • Dehydration can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems.
  • We often conflate thirst with hunger.
  • Sagging skin and headaches are also symptoms of dehydration.

  • Dehydration shows itself in a variety of ways: headache, constipation, dizziness and muscle cramps, just to name a few.

    It can also send you to the hospital.

    "We commonly ignore the early warning signs of dehydration, but it's something to take seriously because it can affect the whole body," Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, told INSIDER. "Dehydration can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems or even in severe cases, seizures."

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