When you suffer from dehydration symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, learning how to cleanse and re-hydrate your body will improve your physical energy as well as reduce brain fog, headaches, skin problems, joint and muscle pain, poor digestion and cravings.
When dehydrated, our internal cleansing system becomes congested and stagnates like dirty dish water. It's amazing how much importance we place on cleaning outside of our body, and how little importance we place on cleaning inside!
What are Symptoms of Dehydration? Not being well hydrated manifests itself in many ways. Here are some of more common symptoms reported by those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome:
Feeling tired and sluggish Dehydration can be a cause of fatigue when you have chronic fatigue syndrome. Nearly all body functions are about fluid balance, and even small changes in fluid balance can affect our performance and daily life. If this fluid is not replaced blood volume can drop. As a result, heart has to work harder in order to supply skin and muscles with oxygen and nutrients.
As dehydration progresses, body redirects blood to working muscles and away from skin, impairing your body's ability to diffuse heat. The increase in internal heat then results in muscle cramps, light-headedness, and fatigue. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, you will identify with this symptom.
Headaches Many chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers report frequent headaches. Headaches are a consequence of physical and/or mental stress and can result from not being properly hydrated. Headaches caused through poor hydration are a condition shared by many sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Brain Fog If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, lack of fluids in your system can be very detrimental to decision making. When brain suffers from poor hydration, mental fogginess, poor short term memory, dizziness, severe headaches and poor balance results.
Dry Skin, Rashes and Skin Problems Those with chronic fatigue syndrome often report skin problems. Our body is mostly water, so we need to replenish and maintain an optimum fluid level. Water helps flush out toxins in body and helps to keep skin supple and healthy.
Water is skin's own moisturiser and just as rest of your body requires hydration and nutrients, so does your skin. When our skin suffers affects of dehydration, skin problems occur. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome and skin problems, you may be suffering from dehydration.
Pain and Joint Swelling The pain and joint swelling that is so often associated with chronic fatigue syndrome can also be result of joint dehydration. The cartilage that protects surface of our bones at joints is made up of a lot of water. If joint is well hydrated then friction between bones is minimised.
Muscle Pain As immune system attempts to deal with bacteria and viruses, poisons and toxins enter lymph system to be disposed of from body. Good circulation assists with this process, but if you have chronic fatigue syndrome, pain often prevents you from exercising. The lymph glands can become blocked and then toxins remain trapped.
When you drink sufficient water, your body dilutes these toxins and your kidneys more effectively flush out poisons. You're likely to feel worst before you feel better. But continue to drink lots of water so that your kidneys can flush out all impurities. You may find Lymphatic Massage helpful.
Cravings Dehydration can cause cravings, and this symptom is common amongst chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers. If you crave different foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugars and so on, your body is really disguising its thirst signals.
Water is a natural diuretic and helps prevent you from feeling hungry. If you drink at least four pints of water daily, you will notice that you can more easily distinguish between real hunger and thirst. The net result of this is that you will have fewer cravings and find it is easier to control your weight.
Poor Digestion Poor digestion is a common symptom experienced by those with chronic fatigue syndrome. To digest food properly you need to drink plenty of water (but not with a meal, because it dilutes stomach acid).