I am 65 years old but I know I am not drinking enough water so what is happening to my body? Not Enough Water, Arkansas
Dear Not Enough Water:
Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. We lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath we exhale and as water in our sweat, urine, and stool.
Many conditions may cause rapid and continued fluid losses and lead to dehydration such as fever, heat exposure, and too much exercise; vomiting, and diarrhea.
Not drinking enough water can also lead to kidney issues so make sure you are sipping on water every half hour.