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Why water is important for us?

What are the benefits of water? How much should I drink each day to stay healthy? Discover it in our weekly post!

 

How many times you have heard that water is life? I guess many times. This is because water is so important for the human body, it is a necessity we have not only to be healthy but to survive. But what are the benefits of water? How much should I drink each day to stay healthy? Doctors Barcelona is answering those questions in this post. If you would like to consult an English general doctor in Barcelona while traveling we can provide you with the best medical care while being far from home.

The benefits of water

Water is a fundamental element that ensures the good functioning of our body. Let’s discover all its benefits : 

  • helping digestion,
  • Helping carrying oxygen to all body
  • Regulating the heart rate and blood pressure
  • Keeping a regular body’s temperature
  • Maintaining the organs and the tissue healthy
  • Carrying nutrients to all our organism
  • Helping in the prevention of constipation
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Helping the elimination of bacteria from the bladder
  • Helping the kidneys to be healthy

Have you seen how many important jobs have water? That is the way it is important to drink enough water every day in order to have enough fluids to accomplish all those tasks.

If you do not drink enough water, you can become dehydrated.  The symptoms of dehydration are weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness. One of the most visible symptoms is the colour of your urine, if it has a dark colour it means that you are not driving enough water. If this happens and you would like to consult an English general doctor in Barcelona you can book an appointment here.

why water is important for usHow much water should you drink a day?

But how much water should you drink each day? To stay healthy you should drink about four to six glasses of water each day. However, each person’s need might vary substantially, based on body size, physical activity level, the local climate, and other factors. There is not an established quantity for each one of us. Some people might drink more water than others.

Water and sport: while sporting your body will lose the fluids more rapidly,

If you are exercising and sweating, we recommend drinking enough to stay hydrated and healthy.

Water and hot weather: In summer or when there is hot weather, we advise you to drink enough fluids and be on guard for dehydration. 

What happens if I do not drink enough water?

By now we understood how water is a necessity. To drink in crucial in order to stay healthy and maintain the function of our body including, hearth, blood pressure, kidneys, muscles, brain and so on. But what happens if I do not drink enough water?

Here some consequences that might occur:

  • Dehydration:

Symptoms of dehydration can be:

• dark yellow and strong smelling pee

• feeling dizzy

• feeling tired

• dry mouth, lips and eyes

• peeing rarely

  • Kidney stones:

Kidney stones can more likely happen if you don’t drink enough fluids.

Symptoms:

• Severe pain in the back or side

• Nausea and vomiting

• Blood in the urine (urine may look pink, red, or brown)

You can discover here more about symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of kidney stones. If you would like to consult an English general doctor in Barcelona while traveling we can provide you with the best medical care while being far from home!