Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints’ shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain.
Saliva helps us digest our food and keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean
Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body.
With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters
Water that is stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the skin’s surface as sweat when the body heats up
The bowel needs water to work properly. Dehydration can lead to digestive problems, constipation, and an overly acidic stomach.
Water is needed in the processes of sweating and removal of urine and feces.
A lack of water can cause blood to become thicker, increasing blood pressure.