Now, one thing I remember having a problem, and I believe the more liquid I consume, the more I had to use the restroom. As a classroom teacher, who’s going to watch my class, if I couldn’t hold it. Looking back on it now and knowing how much water I’m consuming throughout the day, I know it’s not all to do with how much I’m drinking that I feel the need to go, but more so, with the stress hormone, cortisol. Before taking the supplement to help with my cortisol, I was going off and on, quite a bit. I even started wearing a thick pad, in case I didn’t make it on time. Yes, for sure, I thought it had to do more so with aging. NO, that wasn’t the problem, at all! It was the stress-hormone, cortisol.
In fact, if I were still teaching, and that’s one of the reasons I retired (bladder infections caused by not getting time to relief myself), I know I would not have a problem with my bladder from sipping water throughout the day. Now, that’s amazing isn’t it!
And not getting enough water, besides headaches, can cause sluggishness, a lightheaded feeling, nausea, and even anxiety. So, make sure you’re getting enough water throughout the day, which for many is eight (8 oz.) glasses.
Now, some medical professionals feel that herbal teas and juices can suffice as water, and then those who disagree that is not the same thing as water. Be aware that alcoholic beverages and caffeinated drinks only cause you to dehydrate. If you are a very active person, or the weather is hot, you will need more water to drink.
Now, you may ask, how do I know if I am getting enough water throughout the day, well there is a simple test. Take a look at your urine. If it’s clear or very light in color, you’re drinking enough. If it’s dark, then head to the faucet, you need to drink a whole lot more.