Dehydration and chronic pain: Insight for patients with arthritis and post-surgery pain
Just like it’s essential to eat a healthy diet to keep your body functioning well, many of us already know that dehydration can cause pain in our muscles and joints. But now, there’s scientific evidence that dehydration might directly impact the way we neurologically “perceive” or “experience” pain. Nearly 50 million or one in five (20.4%) adults suffered from chronic pain in the United States, according to data collected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2016. More than 8% of adults in the U.S. reported having high-impact chronic pain - and its prevalence advanced significantly with age.