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 the outside of
our body, and how little importance we place on cleaning the inside!
are the Symptoms of Dehydration?
Not being well hydrated manifests itself in many ways. Here are some of
the more common symptoms reported by those who suffer from chronic
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,
the heart has to work harder in order to supply the skin and muscles
with oxygen and nutrients.
As dehydration progresses, the
body redirects blood to the working muscles and away from the 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.
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
If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, the lack of fluids in your system
can be very detrimental to decision making. When the brain suffers from
poor hydration, mental fogginess, poor short term memory, dizziness,
severe headaches and poor balance results.
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 the body and helps to keep
skin supple and healthy.
Water is the skin's own
moisturiser and just as the rest of your body requires hydration and
nutrients, so does your skin. When our skin suffers the affects of
dehydration, skin problems occur. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome
and skin problems, you may be suffering from dehydration.
and Joint Swelling
The pain and joint swelling that is so often associated with chronic
fatigue syndrome can also be the result of joint dehydration. The
cartilage that protects the surface of our bones at the joints is made
up of a lot of water. If the joint is well hydrated then the friction
between the bones is minimised.
As the immune system attempts to deal with bacteria and viruses,
poisons and toxins enter the lymph system to be disposed of from the
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 the toxins remain trapped.
When you drink sufficient
water, your body dilutes these toxins and your kidneys more effectively
flush out the 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 the impurities. You may find Lymphatic Massage helpful.
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
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 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).
Drink at least half a pint of
water one half hour before you eat. The water passes through the
stomach and into the intestine and within half an hour, it is secreted
back into the stomach and into the mucous barrier. This barrier retains
the sodium bicarbonate that is required to neutralise acid as it
attempts to pass through the mucus. Those that are suffering from
dehydration have inefficient mucous layers. The acid creeps through and
Dehydration can result in the body producing excess histamine which can
trigger allergies. This of course, interferes with the body's ability
to resist infections, a common pattern with chronic fatigue syndrome
what is Dehydration?
It's common for our bodies to experience dehydration when we have
chronic fatigue syndrome. Dehydration can interfere with our natural
thirst reflex - many who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome are
dehydrated and don't even know it.
Our bodies are about 70% water.
Vital organs like the kidneys, brain, and heart can't operate properly
without a certain minimum of water and salt. Dehydration is caused by a
loss of water and important blood salts like potassium and sodium.
When your body experiences
dehydration, it results in subtle tension in your tissues, muscles and
organs. This restricts blood flow. Because your blood flow is
restricted, it becomes a dumping ground for toxicity. The result is
that you feel as though you are hung over and your muscles
ache...common to chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers.
to get Hydrated
You have probably heard the phrase 'hydration therapy'. There's nothing
mysterious about it. It simply means increasing your intake of fresh
clean water to avoid dehydration. This is so important for chronic
fatigue syndrome sufferers.
When you drink sufficient
water, blood flow is not restricted and the toxins can be flushed out
of your tissues and into your blood stream. When you are in a state of
dehydration, your urine is dark in colour. But when your liver and
kidneys are processing the toxic waste and you are well hydrated, your
urine is clear.
Experts say that an adult needs
a minimum four pints of water for optimum efficiency. Dr.
Batmangheldidj, author of Your
Body's Many Cries for Water suggests that chronic fatigue
syndrome is directly related to constant dehydration.
He states that drinking a
minimum of eight large glasses of pure water a day will help to improve
the ravages of chronic fatigue syndrome. Only pure water will do. Other
beverages like tea, coffee, fruit juices, alcohol and soft drinks are
processed in the body as food and in some instances, can actually cause
Start slowly with your
re-hydration regimen and increase slowly over a few weeks to about 5 or
6 pints per day (providing you don't have kidney/renal problems) of
non-carbonated water: bottled or filtered. You'll find yourself
visiting the bathroom more frequently, but it does pay off. Your
chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms will be less severe.
Water is one of the key ingredients for our bodies to work normally.
It's essential to drink enough fresh clean water daily to prevent
dehydration - especially when you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome.
So what are you waiting for?