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When a body doesn’t have enough water it doesn’t get rid of the all the toxins and waste in the system. This can result in kidney problems. “When dehydration occurs there is a shunt of blood away from the gut and kidneys so that the blood will preferentially go to the heart and the brain,” Dr. Chorley says. “With decreased blood to the kidneys, there is less nutrition and oxygen to the kidneys that results in damage.”