Water is the most important element for life. Yet most of us take it for granted. Our body is 70% water and most if not all the metabolic process in our body happened in the presence of water.
When the body is lacking in water, the metabolic processes are disrupted causing diseases and pain.
How does dehydration in the body cause pain?
According to a report from Foundation For The Simple In Medicine, April 1990, Dr. F Batmanghelidj showed the link between dehydration and pain through a chemical in our body called histamine.
Histamine is a neurotransmitter that is in charge of water regulation and drought management in the body. Histamine is active when the body is dehydrated and this triggers pain in the area of dehydration.
Histamine is also important for immune system management. When the body is dehydrated, histamine suppresses its own immune system and antibodies are not produced.
Therefore, dehydration causes reduce immune system and our body manifests dehydration in the form of pain. In other words, just drinking enough water can heal most of the pain and diseases.
Pain medication (mainly anti-histamine) tackles the body crisis call for more water. But it does not correct the water shortage in the interior of the body. Drinking sufficient water corrects the basic pain-producing drought.
You should not drink water only when you are thirsty. Thirst perception in unreliable because we lose the perception of thirst as we age. From 20 years old onwards, we gradually become dehydrated without knowing it. By the time we are 70 years old, we could be totally thirsty and yet do not recognize it and will not drink water even if it is in front of us.
Therefore, it is important that you seep water throughout the day. Take only water and not juice, soda, tea or coffee. Any water in the body is engaged in activity. So, you need fresh water for fresh activities.
And if you feel pain in any parts of your body, drink at least 2 glasses of water immediately and sit back, relax and just watch the pain go away
In my next post, I will cover the link between dehydration and diseases.
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