In my last post, I covered how water can heal pain. Now, let’s look at how a lack of water is the cause of many diseases. Just keeping the body hydrated can cures diseases.
Here are 10 diseases that can be cured by water
Heartburn is the burning sensation at the chest. Common diagnosis is gastric reflux or heart disease. Heartburn is a sign of water shortage in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Common treatment of heart is to take antacid or other medication. However, this will produce inflammation of the stomach, intestine, creating ulcer and eventually cancer. Drink a large glass of water 20-30 minutes before a meal will help to prevent heartburn.
Arthritis and painful joints is a sign of water shortage at the joints. Healthy cartilage that covers the bone is full of water in order to allow the bone to glide over one another easily. Dehydration causes the cartilage surface to dimple. This cause abrasion when the surfaces rub over each other. Intake of water and a small amount of salt will cure the pain over time.
3) Back pain
The spinal column and disc require water to cushion and supports the weight of the body. When the body is dehydrated, the amount of cushion and support is reduced causing pain.
The brain is made up of 85% water, the cornea (lens of the eye) is 75% water and watery gel like substance fills the space in the eyes. So, when the eye and brain is dehydrated, it can cause migraine giving severe headache.
Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine. It is associated with constipation, which cause the body to squeeze the last drop of water from the undigested waste in the large intestine. The squeezing causes cramps and pain. Constipation is mainly due to dehydration in the body.
Water is lost through breathing. When the body is dehydrated, mucus plug build up in the air passage to prevent water lost. This blockage of air passage creates the symptom of asthma. So, asthma can be easily treated with sufficient water and salt to remove the mucus plug.
7) High Blood Pressure
Water is required to fill the blood vessels throughout the body. When there is not enough water, reverse osmosis cause extra pressure required injecting water from the blood vessel to the body cells.
High blood pressure cause abrasion in the blood vessel and the body respond by sending cholesterol to cover the damage lining. This constriction in turn create additional pressure in the blood vessel
Prolong dehydration cause the body to become acidic. Acid like chemicals produced from metabolic process cause burn in the cell membrane of the arterial cell wall. This can cause painful angina and spasm. The body responds by sending cholesterol to mend the damage and shielding the effect of water in the blood vessel.
Recent research showed that adequate hydration is an important way to prevent onset of gout attack. A research study was made on 197 individual that experienced gout in the past year. Participants were asked to log onto a web portal to report experience of gout attack.
Climatic data on temperature, humidity and precipitation in the areas where the participants were located was recorded. The result showed that increase in temperature and humidity increases the risk of recurrent gout. The risk increase by 2 times when the temperature increase to 29°C – 40°C.
Diabetics have higher blood sugar than other people. The kidney requires more water to flush the excess sugar from the blood. Dehydration will cause the kidney to hold onto to the water and not release it in urine. Holding the excess sugar and other toxins causing kidney damage eventually.
How much water should you drink?
30 ml for every kilogram of body weight is the guide. Therefore, if you are 60kg in weight, you need a least 1.8-liter of plain water a day. This does not include coffee, tea, soda or soup.
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