The human body is 65% water. Simply put, dehydration occurs as the result of excessive loss of water from the body — when we lose more water than we take in. It's a bit more complicated than that since the body loses valuable electrolytes as well. That's why sports drinks have become so popular; they replenish electrolytes as well as just fluid. Dehydration can be a major issue, both in and of itself and as a Migraine or headache trigger. Many people mistakenly think dehydration occurs only in hot weather, and that you're not dehydrated if you're not thirsty. Both of these misconceptions lead to many cases of dehydration every year, some of them quite serious. Let's take a look at dehydration, what it does to the body, how to treat it, and — perhaps most importantly — how to prevent it. Dehydration basics: It takes an average of 64 to 80 ounces to replace the water our bodies lose in 24 hours. Under normal circumstances, how much...
Can ceiling fans cause dehydration in your eyes leading to headaches or migrains? my girlfriend likes to sleep cold with the airconditioner set low and the ceiling fan turned on high. This causes me to wake up with what i can only describe as dehydration headaches similar to a sinus infection headache. When the fan is on medium or low I sometimes feel a little dehydrated but without the headache. Allen.
You said "dehydration in your eyes" in one place, but just "dehydration" in another, so this is a bit difficult to address.
Air conditioning usually removes some moisture from the air. This can dehydrate skin and exposed membranes to some extent. Some people report that the inside of their nostrils gets dry and sometimes even bleeds a bit from the dryness. So, surface dehydration is possible. "Regular" dehydration from air conditioning and/or fans is unlikely unless you're already bordering on dehydration.
Sometimes simple answers are staring us right in the face and we still can’t see them. Would you change your diet if doing so would create a centered, calm, happy, well-rested, sleep-through-the-night kind of person? An important job Of course you would. We are given so many choices when feeding our bodies, and like most things, when overloaded with options, it’s difficult to make the right choice. After recently attending a conference on nutrition, while walking away, I thought, “If I changed one thing from the knowledge I gained today, what would it be?” The conference reminded me that I have a very important job ¾ the job of caring for my body. Nutritionally speaking, what I choose to eat will make me feel either good or bad. I will be tempted. It won’t always be easy, but with persistence, making better food choices becomes natural. I understand how my body is very special and that the food I choose to go inside my body is incredibly imp...
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