Dehydration is a common condition, and typically one easily fixed by simply drinking water. However, as experts from Texas-based Green Water Technologies explains, prolonged dehydration can have serious health consequences.
Mild dehydration has an immediate impact on mood, motor coordination, and memory. Further, there is data to suggest that brain tissue is one of the first areas to experience a loss in fluid volume, which can result in headaches. The heart suffers as well, according to water technicians from Green Water Technologies, who have made it a priority to understand the relationship between water, water quality, and human health. As the body becomes dehydrated, blood becomes thicker, making it more difficult for the cardiovascular system to work properly.
Humans have the ability to go without food for a few weeks. But just days without water can be fatal. Severe dehydration is a serious issue requiring emergency medical treatment.