11 Symptoms of Dehydration

11. Craving for Sweets

One of the unusual signs of dehydration is food craving, especially for sweets. If you feel like you could eat tons of chocolate or any other sweets, you might be dehydrated. A couple of glasses of water may sometimes completely replace your sugar craving.

When we are dehydrated, the liver cannot release sufficient amounts of sugar into the bloodstream resulting in our body producing a signal that we need something sweet. Drinking water enables the liver to release sugar.

It’s common for the body to completely confuse thirst with a sensation of hunger. Sometimes we feel hungry, but actually, all we need is a glass of water.


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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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