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Let me get you some mind-blowing facts to enlighten you a bit today – Not drinking enough water can seriously harm your respiratory system!
Water and your respiratory system
Research has shown that dehydration vastly affects all of the systems in your body including your respiratory system. Drinking water helps to thin the mucus lining your airways and lungs. Dehydration can cause that mucus to thicken and get sticky, which slows down overall respiration and makes you more susceptible to illness, allergies and other respiratory problems.
1. Dehydration makes it difficult to clear out mucus
When you don’t drink enough water, excessive mucus builds up and produces a plethora of side effects in your body.  The mucus that forms in the back of your throat (although may be in your nose) triggers coughing, which is your body’s way of trying to expel it. Mucus buildup isn’t dangerous, but it is irritating. It can cause you to feel like you’re gagging or make breathing more difficult. Overproduction of mucus in the lungs occurs when the lungs become inflamed. The mucus that is created can become thick and sticky which quickly produces illnesses in the body and wreaks havoc on the respiratory system.
2. Dehydration can lead to chronic bronchitis
Bronchitis is caused by inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the lungs, which congests the airways and causes coughing.(Mucus dehydration may contribute to chronic bronchitis, News Medical Live Science)) Bronchitis involves the loss of copious amounts of water from the body. Those suffering with chronic bronchitis, most often deal with dehydration as well. A bronchitis diet should include lots of fluids and hydrating foods. These fluids also help the body to flush out toxins.
3. Chronic dehydration can cause breathing problems
Dehydration causes some of the white cells to convert the amino acid histadine into histamine, which triggers allergic reactions. Once re-hydrated, these cells decrease their histamine production, and breathing symptoms dissipate. Water is used in the nasal passages, bronchial tubes, and lungs and to keep them moist. But when you breathe out, moisture from these tissues is expelled and every breath in brings in drying air. Under hydrated conditions water is rapidly replaced.
4. Dehydration can exacerbate asthma
Asthma is respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs which causes difficulty in breathing.  It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. When asthma occurs a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Proper hydration keeps mucus thin, which reduces its ability to further constrict airways.
5. Dehydration can trigger allergies
Allergies are caused by a histamine reaction in the body. If you are allergic to pollen, your body views pollen as a danger and overreacts, causing your immune system to produce histamines to fight the irritants.
Histamines also have other functions, including regulating the body’s water supply. A 1995 Dutch studyconfirmed that dehydration triggers histamine production as a defensive mechanism to preserve water remaining in the body as well as to prevent future loss. When we are dehydrated, histamine production increases and can cause us to have the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. This accelerated histamine production to compensate for the body’s lack of water is easily avoided by simply drinking more.
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