An organism that lacks water inevitably fails. Why does a person need water? How much water do you need to drink to keep the water balance normal? There are clear rules in this regard.
Water is the most essential element in the human body. If a person can live without food for about 40 days, then without water, a fatal outcome can occur in a few days.
The body's water balance ensures normal metabolic processes, water prevents excess weight gain, promotes the digestion of food, eliminates toxins and toxins, has a beneficial effect on the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and helps the digestive tract to function normally. Lack of water can trigger many negative symptoms, from heartburn to memory loss.
The first and main signal that the body is experiencing a lack of water is the feeling of thirst. But with certain nervous disorders, with depressive conditions, the feeling of thirst can be dulled, and the lack of water will still have devastating consequences.
A sharp dehydration of the body as a result of illness, heat, heavy sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, after drinking alcoholic beverages, eating spicy or salty foods, as well as as a result of other internal and external factors can lead to loss of consciousness, to shock, dysfunction in various organs … You cannot replace the water with other drinks (for example, coffee, tea, juices, milk). A person needs ordinary, non-carbonated, fresh drinking water.
What are the consequences and signs of water scarcity?
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Sore throat and burning sensation
- Sensation of "grit" in the eyes
- Dry skin, which may be accompanied by mild itching and discomfort
- Darkening of urine and a decrease in its volume
- Rapid pulse, palpitations, dizziness or fainting
- Joint pain
- Feeling tired very quickly, inability to concentrate
- Heartburn, mild nausea
- Chronic drowsiness, apathy
Age should also be taken into account: the older a person is, the more difficult it is for the body to retain the required amount of water in the body. Therefore, over the years, you need to accustom yourself to drink at least 1.5 - 2 liters of water per day. With the correct use of water, you can significantly slow down the aging process of the body.
If, as a result of drinking plenty of water, unpleasant symptoms arise - swelling, for example - you should help the body get rid of processed water with the help of diuretics, drainage drinks.
Water should accompany a person during the entire active period of the day. Going to bed, do not be too lazy to drink at least half a glass of clean water, put a glass of water on the bedside table near the bed. In order to "wake up" the body after sleep, start awakening with a drink. A glass of cold water will give you vigor, mental clarity and pleasant sensations for the whole day.