Dehydration and Headache

My life is no difference with computer geeks, my life evolves in front of my computer the moment I wake up and sleep. The only difference I don’t eat so much while working but I gained weight due to lack of daily working activities outside where I can walk and chat.  If not of the gym I am already a hermit inside our apartment, my husband is already tired of me saying “I have a headache”,  yes I always have a headache not that severe just slight that gives me a teary eyes and nausea.

Then he told me I might be dehydrated because dehydration can cause headache,  he must be right because I seldom drink water as I can’t be disturbed in front of my computer and walking two big steps in the kitchen.  I always skipped my meals on time  as I don’t wanna cook and waste the time I could be in front of my computer.  It might be the reason why I gain weight because I am not eating properly, I just eat when I can’t bear my stomach needs and I always end up with two fried eggs if I don’t like cooking heavy viand.  If we can just skip our bowel movement I can do it too,  there are times I fight the urge so the end result I have to do it twice a day.

By the way dehydration is  the excessive loss of body fluid. There are three types of dehydration: hypotonic or hyponatremic (primarily a loss of electrolytes, sodium in particular), hypertonic or hypernatremic (primarily a loss of water), and isotonic or isonatremic (equal loss of water and electrolytes). In humans, the most commonly seen type of dehydration by far is isotonic (isonatraemic) dehydration which effectively equates with hypovolemia, but the distinction of isotonic from hypotonic or hypertonic dehydration may be important when treating people who become dehydrated. Physiologically, dehydration, despite the name, does not simply mean loss of water, as water and solutes (mainly sodium) are usually lost in roughly equal quantities to how they exist in blood plasma. In hypotonic dehydration, intravascular water shifts to the extravascular space, exaggerating intravascular volume depletion for a given amount of total body water loss. Neurological complications can occur in hypotonic and hypertonic states. The former can lead to seizures, while the latter can lead to osmotic cerebral edema upon rapid rehydration.

Symptoms may include headaches similar to what is experienced during a hangover, a sudden episode of visual snow, decreased blood pressure (hypotension), and dizziness or fainting when standing up due to orthostatic hypotension. Untreated dehydration generally results in delirium, unconsciousness, swelling of the tongue and, in extreme cases, death.

Dehydration symptoms generally become noticeable after 2% of one’s normal water volume has been lost. Initially, one experiences thirst and discomfort, possibly along with loss of appetite and dry skin. This can be followed by constipation. Athletes may suffer a loss of performance of up to 30%[6] and experience flushing, low endurance, rapid heart rates, elevated body temperatures, and rapid onset of fatigue.

I am too lazy to rewrite this, so just hop in to Wikipedia for more details.

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One Response to “Dehydration and Headache”

  1. reese says:

    hi! you should take a rest…hold back from your computer for a while…baka lumala yan ha, ha! or have an eye check-up baka may problem ka na sa eyes, i’ve experienced that, the eye doctor prescribed an eye glasses for me
    take care of your health

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