Saturday, November 12, 2011

Water for Human Body

About 80% of the human body consists of water. Brain and blood are the two important organs that have moisture content above 80%. The brain has a component of the water as much as 90%, while the blood has a component of 95% water. At least, normally we need 2 litters a day or 8 glasses a day. For smokers this amount should be increased by half. Water is needed to replace the fluid that comes out of the body through urine, perspiration, respiration, and secretion. The doctors also recommended that 8-10 glasses of water consumed each day so that your metabolism is running fine and normal. Water for human body
Water for Human Body

Less Water, Danger for Blood
If we consume less than 8 cups of water, the overall effect is not felt. But as a consequence, the human body will balance itself by taking the source of the components of the body itself. Among the blood. Lack of water for blood is very dangerous for the body. Therefore, the blood will become thick. As a result, the journey of blood to transport oxygen and nutrients can be impaired.
Blood is thicker it will also pass through the kidney that functions as a filter or a tool to filter toxins from the blood. Kidney has a very fine sieve, so if you have to filter the blood is thick then the kidneys have to work extra hard. It is not possible kidney could be damaged and will eventually have dialysis or in medical language called haemodialysis.That influence is less water to blood work and kidney.

Then what about the brain? Blood is thicker trip will also be hampered as it passes through the brain. In fact, the brain cells consume the most extravagant food and oxygen carried by blood. So that the function of brain cells is not running optimally and can even die quickly. These conditions will increasingly lead to a stroke. 

Therefore do not let the lack of water!
The amount of water in the body decreases, the function of body organs will also be decreased and more easily disturbed by bacteria, viruses, etc. However, the human body has a mechanism in maintaining the balance of incoming water intake and expenditure. Thirst in every man is a normal mechanism in maintaining the water intake in the body. Water body needs approximately 2 to 2.5 litters (8-10 cups) per day. Total water demand is already included water intake from food (such as soup, soup, etc.), beverages such as milk, tea, coffee, syrups etc. In addition, water intake was also obtained from the metabolism of food consumed and tissue metabolism in the body.

Well, water is also released by the body through urine and sweat. The amount of water released by the body through the urine of about 1 litter per day. If the amount of feces in healthy people spent about 50 - 400 grams / day, water content of about 60-90% weight of feces or approximately 50-60 ml of water a day.

Meanwhile, water is wasted through sweat and airway in daily maximum 1-liter, depending on the temperature of the surrounding air. Not to mention the expense factor of water through breathing. Someone who has a fever, the water content in the breathing will increase. Conversely, the amount of water that is inhaled through breathing reduced due to low air humidity around it.
The body will deteriorate if the water content decreases and we do not immediately meet the water needs of the body. U.S. cardiologist, Dr. James M. Rippe gives advice to drink a litter of water for at least more than what is needed our thirst. Because the loss of 4% fluid alone will lead to lower our performance as much as 22%! It is understandable if the loss of 7%, we will begin to feel weak and lethargic.

Just so you know, the more activity the more the water is drained from the body. For that reason, health experts warn not to drink only when thirsty habits much to drink, whether it is hungry or not, is a healthy habit!

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