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A recent survey by OnePoll revealed that people tend to turn to over-the-counter medications to treat symptoms usually associated with headaches, rather than drinking a glass of water.
According to the survey, 63% of people tend to take pain relievers when they experience a headache. This is all many people do.
43% of people said they take an over-the-counter medication, while only 16% said they drink a glass of water.
Experts suggest headaches and other common symptoms of dehydration can often be treated with a drink of water.
“Often times when we feel fatigued or have a headache, we think we need to eat (or access medication), but we really need to drink,” says bestlifeonline, Dana Cabin, MD at Essentia Water Health & Wellness Advisor.
“Researchers speculate that these ill effects are a warning system for your brain, pointing you to the fact that your body needs hydration as soon as possible,” Dana adds.
Common symptoms of dehydration include headache, dizziness, dry mouth or skin, fatigue, constipation, and indigestion.
According to the survey, the average person experiences two headaches, three muscle cramps, and two dizzy spells per week. These are all common symptoms of chronic dehydration.
Therefore, if you regularly take over-the-counter medicines to reduce symptoms without drinking enough water, you are not treating the problem, which may allow these symptoms to persist.
The study confirms that water can often be a simple solution to a headache, but people do not tend to resort to it, according to another survey, drinking water was the third most common thing that people do to try to treat their disease, with 36% saying that they forget He drank water, and 30% complained that the recommended daily amount of water, which is about half a gallon, is too much.
OnePoll is a market research company that leads surveys that specialize in online and mobile polling. It has offices in London and Bristol. The company is owned by PR & Marketing, 72Point and is part of the South West News Service Group, which is the largest independent news service agency in the United Kingdom.