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Can less water consumption cause headaches?

Lately, I have been suffering from headaches. The amount of water that I drink has reduced, mainly because of the amount I've been traveling. Could these two be related?

7 Answers

Yes. With a reduction in water intake, you can be a little dehydrated and this can result in a headache.
Less likely. Are you a coffee drinker?

It might be due to coffee withdrawal. If the headache persist you need to be evaluated
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Absolutely! You need to increase overall water intake for your headaches and overall health!
Yes Water is equal to 1/2 of your weight in pounds =Ounces ounces pet day .Also Allalne water is best )eg Lemon on water
Absolutely it can! Keep up on your water intake especially when traveling. While a headache can of course be from other causes as well- try staying well hydrated and see if that helps!
Yes, undoubtedly. Our bodies are primarily made up of water. Even a small amount of dehydration, 1-3% of our total water weight, can have a profound effect on our bodily functions, making us feel more sluggish, impairing cognition, making feel hungry, and, yes, making us more prone to headaches. You may wish to pre-hydrate, starting your day, first thing in the morning drinking 16-32 ounces of water. If you are not accustomed to this, you may have to ease into it. Likewise, make sure you carry a water bottle with you when you go out. A good gauge to ensure you are adequately hydrated is the color of your urine. It should be very lightly tinged, if not clear.