The amount of fluid in our body affects the way our cells function – meaning that dehydration can interfere with healthy ageing. According to nutrition expert Linda Drummond, we don’t feel thirsty until we’ve lost about 1% of our body weight in water. If dehydration continues, we experience greater thirst, discomfort and loss of appetite. This is followed by nausea, lack of concentration and an inability to regulate excess temperature.
“At around 8% loss,” she adds, “dizziness, laboured breathing and weakness ensue. Further dehydration leads to muscle spasms, delirium, decreased blood volume and failing renal function, which can lead to death.”
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