Many things can aggravate or trigger anxiety and dehydration is one of them. When our bodies are dehydrated they do not function as well. Water makes up on average 60 – 70 percent of the human body, it carries hormones and nutrients to their destinations, so when fluid consumption is reduced this procedure starts to slow down causing many bodily dysfunctions.
Blood pressure may drop which can lead to dizziness. A faster heartbeat may be experienced as the heart tries to increase low blood pressure. With less water in the body, our bodies produce less digestive juices that we need for digestion. This can lead to gas, constipation, loss of appetite and nausea. Urine becomes more concentrated, this can provoke infection.
Without enough water the brain will not work as it should and this can bring on headaches and tiredness. Muscles may seize up or feel weak. Water also regulates body temperature, cushions joints and lubricates eyes.
So you can see why it is important to keep your body hydrated not just in warm weather but all year round.