When you’re dehydrated, a form of drought management kicks in apart from your innate drive for water intake. Histamine directs and operates a system that promotes water intake, redistributing the placement of water – drawing from some areas to serve others.
There’s no reserve system so it works based on priority.
The greater your thirst, the more intense the histamine activity, which can cause allergies, asthma and chronic pain in different parts of the body.
Adopting this approach would mean chronic pains in the body not easily explained as injury or infection would be viewed first as signals of water shortage in the area of pain. First consider and rule out the pain signal as an indicator for dehydration before enlisting more complicated and possibly toxic interventions.
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