Additional services

Return to Blog

Signs you're not getting enough water - Home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration

Home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration

Usually, lack of water in the body can cause adverse symptoms such as dry skin, headache, fatigue and weak immunity, accompanied by dehydration. Do you think your health problems are caused by not drinking enough water? Here are seven signs that indicate a lack of water in your body, how you can eliminate them for optimal health and when to call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration.


Signs you're not getting enough water

1. Persistent Bad Breath

By not drinking enough water your body does not respond properly to saliva production. This causes a buildup of bacteria on your teeth, gums, and tongue, leading to bad breath. If you suffer from chronic bad breath despite practicing proper oral hygiene, it is a sign of water lack in your body. You can always call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration if you notice that the bad breath persists in your mouth after increasing the amount of water you take. By visiting our doctors, the bad breath can be ruled out by other underlying causes such as type 2 diabetes,  liver or kidney problems, and gum disease.

2. Fatigue

Lack of water in the body can lead to a decrease in blood volume due to general fluid loss. This reduction can lead to excessive pressure on the heart, preventing the correct transport of oxygen and nutrients to the organs, such as the muscles.

3. Frequent Illness

Waste, bacteria, and toxins in the body can be removed with the help of water. Water works as an inhibitor of different infections and diseases, and strengthens the immune system to avoid getting sick.

4. Constipation

Water helps keep stools soft and facilitates their movement along the digestive tract by promoting good digestion and regular bowel movements. The fact that stools are hard and rigid making them difficult to pass may indicate a lack of water as the water present in the stools is absorbed by the body's needs.

5. Poor Skin Health

The fact that you look brighter and younger is thanks to the function of water to hydrate and replenish skin cells. For the same reason, lack of water causes the loss of elasticity and volume in the skin. This causes wrinkles, sagging, dryness, fine lines and flaking. In addition, water helps eradicate toxins from the skin helping to reduce acne and other skin problems.

6. Sugar Cravings

When the body needs energy and is unable to reach glucose stores, due to dehydration, the craving for certain foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates is encouraged. When your body asks for candy, chocolate, doughnuts or biscuits, it is very likely that it needs water, not food.

7. Decreased Urination

Lack of water causes your kidneys to store more fluid than normal in order to maintain their purifying function. This dehydration can cause one of the most common signs of water loss, a reduction in urination. Not drinking water causes a darker colour, a stronger odor, and a cloudier appearance in the urine.

When to call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration

Call our GP service on the Costa del Sol for dehydration if you or your child are experiencing symptoms such as low urine output, constipation, feeling thirsty, headache or, very commonly in children, irritability or lack of tears when crying. Our doctor will do a full medical examination, diagnosis and treatment.

If you are suffering from the following call us immediately:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Skin that has no elasticity
  • Rapid heartbeat and breathing
  • Sunken soft spot on a baby’s head
  • Delirium
  • Eyes that appear sunken


Extremely serious complications can arise from dehydration.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our home GP service in Costa del Sol for dehydration. We are available 24 hours a day from Monday to Sunday.