Question by  newbiesblogger (13)

What effects can alcohol and caffeine have on hydration levels in the body?


Answer by  Anonymous

Alcohol and caffeine are drugs that most of us consume regularly as part of our diet. Like all drugs, they have side effects, one of which is common to both a 'diuretic' (waterloss) effect. It infers with optimal hydration.


Answer by  skateycat (124)

Both alcohol and caffeine affect the body's level of hydration in about the same way. Both dehydrate the body by having a diuretic effect. That is, caffeine and alcohol both cause you to lose fluid from excessive urination after drinking them. This dehydration is actually what causes most of the symptoms of a hangover after overconsumption of alcohol.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Alcohol dehydrates the body because the body must pull water from the body to break down the alcohol. Caffeine also requires water to metabolize. Thus both reduce hydration levels in the body. Alcohol, however, has the more severe dehydrating effect of the two compounds. Caffeine also increases urine production to be eliminated.


Answer by  oldmom (716)

Both alcohol and caffeine cause a diuretic effect on your body, meaning that they cause loss of fluid, so when you drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine, your body may well lose more liquid than it took in by those fluids. So it affects the hydrations level in your body negatively. Water is best for hydration.


Answer by  kiwee87 (141)

Alcohol and caffeine have an adverse effect of hydration in the body. One of the many side effects of alcohol and caffeine is a ‘diuretic’ (waterloss) effect.


Answer by  jjc1775 (27)

Both alcohol and caffine are diuretics. that is a medical term that means they cause a person to put out more \fluid in the form of urine than the individual takes in. anyone who has drank a lot of beer or coffee knows that it makes you pee alot, that is the point.


Answer by  muhammad (4)

caffeine effects your respiratory system which helps you breath and you get dry skin and you lose water from your body


Answer by  John (9008)

Both cause dehydration. This effect is much more severe from alcohol, but caffeine also does it to a significant degree. Hangovers are mainly caused by dehydration from alcohol.

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