6 Side Effects of not drinking enough water

Water is one of the essential ingredients to live a healthy and safe life. There are many Side Effects of not drinking enough water for a person including healthy, hygiene and beauty problems.

The human body can resist food deficiency up to a month in extreme cases but in case of water deficiency, it may cause the collapse of the human body after one day. The effects of less water intake cause following issues in the human body.

What should be our daily water intake?

General: The daily water intake requirement varies in different situations and weathers. In normal conditions, 8 glasses of water should be taken by a healthy person which makes up 8 oz.

Men and Women: According to expert opinion, men should intake 3 liters/13 cups water and female should drink 2.2 liters/9 cups on daily basis. Along with water intake, people should focus on eating green vegetables and leafy stuff including watery vegetables and soups.

In the case of hot water, a person should intake more water. During or after a physical activity including exercise water intake has to be more than normal level. Those who have urinary infection or women who are pregnant or breastfeed their kids should also be careful about their water intake more than normal persons.

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Side Effects of not drinking enough water


Dehydration is one of the Side Effects of not drinking enough water on the human body. It causes a reduction in oxygen level which facilitates enough functioning of body organs including heart, kidney, and liver.

Oxygen is an essential thing for the survival of body and water is a rich source of oxygen. It also impacts safe disposal of waste products in the human body.

02-Stomach Ulcers

The Mucosal lining consists of 98% water and 2% sodium bicarbonate. Water intake helps in enough digestion of food and keeps the stomach protected by neutralizing the digestive acids in the stomach.

In case water intake lowers down, it increases the impact of acids in the stomach and causes different kinds of ulcers and heartburn.

03-Chemical Imbalance

Hormonal and chemical balance is essential for enough functioning of the body. Chemical balance is regulated in body with the help of water.

In the case of water deficiency, it may cause a chemical imbalance which further leads to several other problems in the body including the improper functioning of organs and disturbed stomach.

04-Digestive Problems

Constipation and other digestive problems happen mostly due to deficiency of water in the body. In order to regulate bowel movements, it is necessary to intake plenty of water. Enough water is necessary to avoid weight gain and constipation issues.

05-Muscle issues

Body muscles require a huge amount of water intake as they are composed of water and need plenty of water for smooth regulation of muscles.

It is essential to intake plenty of water during, before and after exercise as muscles require more water in such situations. Otherwise, it may cause fatigue or muscle contraction.


Smooth and fresh skin needs plenty of water. In case water intake reduces, it directly impacts glow and smoothness of skin. Aging process starts rapidly in case water intake is not properly maintained.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.