When a body doesn’t have enough water it doesn’t get rid of the all the toxins and waste in the system. When your body is dehydrated it will slow the blood flow and your skin and other tissues in the body do not get enough oxygen or nutrients. Even the flow of oxygen to the brain is lowered due to lower blood volume caused by dehydration.
Dehydration inhibits the effectiveness of one’s lymphatic system and allows cellular waste products to linger to create further havoc. Since detoxification is made more difficult with dehydration, and toxins are a main cause of cancer, we should be able to understand one of the several reasons why chronic dehydration can eventually lead to cancer.
People become dehydrated via alcohol, caffeinated drinks and sugar-laced water replacements or they simply do not drink enough water. The dehydration process produces inflammation throughout the body. Because inflammation is also a basic cause of cancer dehydration is carcinogenic. When you do not drink enough water inflammation feels worse because it gets worse.
There are other reasons why massive parts of modern populations become dehydrated. New research suggests that insufficient sleep tends to cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. People who reported that they regularly slept for 6 hours or less each night were 16–59 percent more likely to be dehydrated than those who slept for 8 hours a night.
With a third of U.S. adults saying they do not get the recommended amount of sleep each night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we can begin to see how widespread dehydration actually is. Disease, such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and kidney disease also increase dehydration risk.