Thursday, March 14, 2019

What is the role of water in the human body?

As we know, our body consists of a large amount of water. More than 70% of the human body is fluid, and it is vital for the body to function successfully. Dehydration affects the physical and mental health of a person, and also accelerates the aging process throughout the body. If you experience any of these symptoms - fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headache, joint and muscle pain, constipation, skin dryness, hair and nail splitting - it is probably a fault that you are not taking enough fluid. 
Benur Apothecary pharmacist Vitaly Mitroin tells us how water affects the human body and how to take better care of the body.
How much water do you need to drink during the day?

About 72% of the human body is water. Since the body is constantly consuming fluid during the day, it is very important to keep it up to date and it is best to do it with clean water. Water should be drunk regularly, as the moment you start to feel thirsty already indicates that dehydration has started in your body.

BENU Aptieka pharmacist Vitaly Mitrohin explains that there are a number of factors that affect the amount of water required for each person, including climate, health, physical activity, and so on. Also, the type of meals should be taken into account, as salt foods are used by the body to spend its fluid reserves faster. A similar effect occurs when drinking coffee, black tea, alcohol and sugared drinks. The universal formula for an optimal amount of fluid is 30 milliliters of water per kilogram of weight. Also, a versatile and safe recommendation would be to drink at least two liters of fluid during the day.

Of course, the quality of the water is also important, as pure water, rich in minerals, trace elements and salts, can bring much more benefits to the body than tap water in the city. For daily use, it is not advisable to use distilled water as it rinses the salts from the body, adversely affecting the metabolism, which can lead to serious health problems.

What are the signs of insufficient fluid intake?

If the body is dehydrated, the body first begins to use the ones that are most easily available to it. Because the body stores the necessary nutrients for the most important organs, the first source is, for example, the fluid reserves in the digestive tract and the intestine. Therefore, if you notice that the toilet visit has begun to require more time and effort, as well as more frequent bloating, the body gives a clear signal that you are taking too little fluid. Thus, visiting the toilet may become more cumbersome, but the belly bloates as the digestive bacteria grow in the intestinal tract.

Water also contributes to kidney function. The kidneys are responsible for filtering the toxins and salts from the bloodstream. If the body is dehydrated, the kidneys cannot function properly. That's why you should drink plenty of water after drinking alcohol or over-salted meals. It is also visible after urine, because darker and thicker urine is one of the signals that you take too little fluid.

When the body dehydrates, the body can draw water reserves from cells and blood. As a result, the blood will become thicker, the coagulation increases, and the blood flow slows down. This can pose a serious risk to blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease. Lack of water can also cause headaches, pain and tension in muscles and joints. Everything in the body is interconnected, so one of the most fundamental tools in running this mechanism should definitely not be ignored.

Deceptive hunger

Pharmacist Vitaly Mitrohin recalls that one of the signals that the body can report about dehydration is hunger. Often it is this misleading feeling that occurs when drinking a drink. In such cases, sweets or flour products can often be found, so before drinking, it is advisable to drink a glass of water and perhaps the hunger will disappear as unprecedented. It has been proven that a glass of warm water waking up in the morning before breakfast helps to prepare the digestive tract for a meal, resulting in improved metabolism. In addition, it is a particularly effective method of adding lemon to water.

Water - a source of beauty

“Although insufficient fluid intake causes various internal health problems, it can also be reflected in the human exterior. If you face problems like a swollen face and dark eyes, it can be perceived as a sign that you drink insufficient water. In addition, water can also be a great elixir of youth, as it moisturizes the skin from the inside, leading to delays in the drying of the skin and hence the formation of wrinkles, which are likely to be particularly important for fair sex. In addition, the cold water cold in the morning tones the skin perfectly and helps keep it "freshness," says Vitaly Mitrohin, a pharmacist at BENU Aptieka.

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