Drinking adequate water can help you suffer less chronic pain and yes less neuropathy pain too! Adequate water helps your body function as best as possible. Enough water in your body can boost immune function so you don’t get sick so often and can even lessen joint pains.

Why would not drinking enough water tend to cause more widespread pains? There are several reasons. You see the vast majority of our body is made of water. Blood and all the critical fluids keep us functioning like well-oiled machines. Our kidneys, brain, and all our other vital organs use these fluids to communicate and also perform daily purification. If we get dehydrated, the fluids in our body become thicker and then our bodies can’t function as optimally as they should.

Yet most of us don’t pay nearly enough attention to this key fact. So rather than going through our days drinking fluids, most especially water that will keep our blood and fluid volumes high, we tend to over consume caffeine, or worse yet soft drinks, and perhaps even alcohol which depletes our water reserves even further. Drinking anything that makes you urinate more frequently will cause dehydration.

If we don’t drink enough water we can suffer an impaired ability of our vital organs like kidneys and liver that help rid our bodies of toxic wastes. These toxic wastes can make us stiff sore and uncomfortable. A build up of toxic waste products in the body is one of the reasons for fibromyalgia pains. If you already suffer from neuropathy or chronic pain, becoming even slightly dehydrated will make you feel a whole lot worse.

So how much water do you need to drink?

In the absence of kidney or heart disease, the proverbial eight glasses a day for an average weight person is about right. Shoot for half your body weight in ounces in a 24-hour period. This is not 100 percent accurate but it’s a darn good approximation. So for example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you’d be consuming approximately 100 ounces of water during the course of the daily 24-hour period. That may sound like a lot, but it’s under a gallon in 24 hours. You might need more water if  you are sweating a lot, or if  the humidity is low.

A simple way to tell if you are dehydrated is to pinch the skin over your relaxed hand. If the skin does not snap right back down, then you are dehydrated. If you are thirsty, you are all ready more dehydrated than you should be. Sometimes if you are feeling fatigued even after sleeping well  you may actually be dehydrated and drinking some water may help you feel more alert. Also if you are feeling hungry not long after eating, you may actually be dehydrated. Drinking water in this instance may ease that unusual hungry feeling.

As always you need to work with your doctors on your own personal medical issues that you may have questions or concerns about. You may want to ask for the simple blood tests which measure your electrolytes and relative hydration.

This is why drinking adequate amounts of water can help you suffer less chronic pain and yes less neuropathy pain too!