What are the dangers of dehydration?

Water is essential to good health and body function, so it’s important to stay hydrated, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The body uses water to regulate temperature, expel waste, and lubricate joints, according to the AAFP.

When the body doesn’t have an ample water supply, it can affect vital functions and lead to complications, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Some extreme, but likely, results of severe dehydration include seizures, permanent brain damage, and death.

To learn more about complications of dehydration, talk to your doctor.

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