Everywhere you go, you probably see bottles hyping alkaline water – and with good reason. Scientific studies in recent years are stressing how important it is to make sure your body is more alkaline and less acidic. The reason is simple: too much acidity in your body can lead to illnesses, stress, and depression. Here are four signs your body is too acidic.

Headaches

Although you may believe getting headaches is normal because of the high stress life you lead, that is not how your body works. Headaches are a sign something is wrong, and that is often dehydration, a chemical imbalance, or a low-level pH.  If your headaches are a frequent problem, check with your family practice Houston.

Fatigue

An acidic body works hard to balance itself out, so it overuses the body’s potassium, calcium, other minerals in an effort to correct the issue. Without the proper availability of minerals needed to maintain health, your body can begin to shut down in the form of exhaustion and fatigue. If you wake up feeling exhausted after a full night’s sleep, you should have your pH level checked.

Skin

As the largest organ in your body, your skin is often the first indicator of a problem with your pH levels. Dry skin may be subtle at first, only causing minor discomfort. As the acidity builds within the body and the minerals needed for good health become more unavailable, large dry spots may appear, and in severe cases, the skin may become scaled.

Joints

If you find your joints beginning to ache after your morning run, and it continues even when you are fully hydrated, your pH level could be too acidic. Change your diet to include more oranges, kale, and walnuts. If the discomfort continues, see a doctor.

Listen to your body when it suddenly and painfully tries to tell you something is wrong. Changing your pH level can be as easy as changing what you eat. Why not give it a try and see if you feel better?