The importance of good hydration for your well-being!
How important is daily hydration?
The human body is 70% water and therefore hydration is essential for physiological homeostasis. Water in our body is divided into intracellular and extracellular compartments. Two-thirds of the water mass is found in the intracellular space and contains high concentrations of protein, potassium and phosphate, and low concentrations of sodium and chlorine, so electrolyte balance is a major issue for maintain good hydration.
The World Health Organization and doctors recommend drinking 2-3 liters of water or 10-15 glasses of water daily. Data from the Water and Health Institute suggests that 20-30% of these intakes come from solid foods and 78-80% should come from direct water intake into the body.
To get a clearer idea of the benefits of adequate hydration, we can cite the impact of water on several levels:
The stomach: Water improves intestinal motility and facilitates digestive mechanisms
Kidney: Water allows the kidneys to dilute waste for excretion in the form of urine. Dehydration can lead to the development of urinary stones and/or urinary tract infections.
The heart: Water improves the oxygenation of the organs. According to a study presented to the European Society of Cardiology, researchers have found that adequate hydration can prevent and reduce the risk of heart failure
Skin: Dermatologists say skin is over 70% water, and proper hydration helps improve elasticity and firmness.
Our state of hydration is therefore an essential issue for the maintenance of good physical health.
The importance of hydration for aging well?
Aging , exposure to the sun , pollution or even smoking are all factors that interfere with the skin 's hydration process . _ Indeed , these factors alter the protective film formed by water and fat . The moisture then evaporates through holes formed in the surface of the skin . This can lead to dehydration in different layers of the skin , which can have several consequences .
One of the most important nutritional concerns for the elderly is therefore water retention , sensory changes with age include hypoabsorption . _
This phenomenon is called hypohidrosis , it is due to a decrease in the number of body receptors that control thirst , the older you are , the less likely you are to feel thirsty.
Cells saturated with water can no longer proliferate, they become disorganized and can no longer receive elements such as collagen and elastin, sources of skin elasticity . Therefore , with age , our skin loses of its elasticity. That is, after stretching (imitation, laughter, etc.), the skin becomes less and less able to return to its original position . Facial wrinkles and sagging skin appear . _ _
To combat the natural aging of the skin and environmental dehydration , it is important to drink plenty . The water that evaporates on the surface of the skin must be balanced by adequate and regular hydration . It is important to drink plenty of fluids to restore the lipid-hydric balance of the protective membrane .
So remember to hydrate yourself well throughout the day to keep your skin young for as long as possible . _ Whether it 's water , coffee or tea , we recommend that you drink 7-8 glasses a day .
What are the symptoms if you don't drink enough?
Dehydration manifests as physiological dehydration. This occurs when the amount of water excreted by the body is greater than the intake. Situations in which this behavior is likely to occur include: Gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea; profuse sweating; uncontrolled diabetes...
During the exam, the doctor may perform tests to measure the levels of sodium and other electrolytes in the patient's blood and urine to better understand the severity of the dehydration.
This dehydration leads to an insufficient supply of electrolytes present in the body, preventing water from flowing easily from the interior of the cells to the blood, it can cause a feeling of dizziness or imminent loss of consciousness if the person suddenly gets up. If the situation worsens, blood pressure can drop to dangerous levels, causing shock and damaging several organs such as the kidneys, liver and brain. This lack of fluid intake can cause serious damage to internal organs, this is called severe dehydration.
In addition to weight loss, severe dehydration is accompanied by one or more of the following signs:
- intense thirst
- dull expression and sunken eyes
- Appearance of skin folds
- dry, cold and pale skin
- small amount of urine
- disorientation, dizziness
- disorder of consciousness
- Changing behaviour
Symptomatic treatment: The treatment is adapted according to the extracellular water status.
Isolated intracellular dehydration: Pure PO water or nasogastric tube is given.
Global dehydration: Requires a hypotonic intake of water and sodium ([NaCl 0.9% + G5] 0 or NaCl 0.45%).
Associated extracellular hydration: Combine hypotonic solutions or soft water with diuretics.
How can Hydratis help you?
Symptoms can occur without adequate electrolytes or when electrolyte balance is altered , which can lead to muscle weakness and muscle spasms . _ High blood pressure, anxiety , nausea , difficulty concentrating , fatigue, and bone and joint problems can occur with dehydration .
Hydratis is a French company specializing in body hydration . The Hydratis solution enriches the water with mineral salts , sodium, glucose and trace elements. The Hydratis drink allows the body to absorb water more quickly and more efficiently while contributing to muscle recovery , reducing fatigue and fighting against cellular stress ( symptom of dehydration ) . _ The lozenges are colorless , preservative -free and contain natural flavors (peach, berries , lemongrass, ginger, mint , anise, neutral). In our range, you will find a wide choice of products adapted to the needs of the whole family.