Are You Drinking Enough Water? 4 Conditions Made Worse by Thirst
Why drinking water is so important for healthy urology system?
Water makes up of up to 60% of the human body. Good hydration is necessary for every cell, tissues, and organ in your body to work well. Water helps maintain body temperature, lubricate your joints, and most importantly, it removes waste and toxins via urinary systems and maintains overall good health.
Not drinking enough water may lead to dehydration which in turn may cause serious health issues. Dehydration is a term for your body’s reaction when you don’t drink enough water or when your body has lost more fluid and electrolytes than it took in. Dehydration, when left unaddressed, may contribute to other health conditions such as bacterial growth, reduce metabolism, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and compromise organ function in the urology system.
Conditions that are Especially Vulnerable to Dehydration
These are the four urology conditions that get worsen with dehydration;
- Kidney Stone
The main reason for kidney stones is because of dehydration. If your body is dehydrated, it can cause a build-up of wastes which can form into kidney stones. Kidney stones can result in blood in the urine, pain on the side and back, and frequent urge to urinate.
- Bladder Inflammation
Poor hydration leads to concentrated urine which can impact your bladder health. It can irritate the bladder lining, cause painful bladder syndrome, and make you feel the urge to pass urine with urgency.
- Urinary Tract Infections
Prolonged and repeated bouts of dehydration can cause urinary tract infections. Dehydration leads to the growth of bacteria in the urine and is not adequately flush out; this increases the chance of developing UTI.
- Kidney Failure
Dehydration results in slowing the body’s metabolism, and since the kidneys are part of the metabolic system if the metabolism starts getting shut down, it can adversely affect the kidney. Some studies have shown that frequent dehydration, even if it’s mild, may lead to permanent kidney damage.
Bonus Tips to Get Hydrated
Drinking water at regular interval is the best way to stay hydrated and rehydrated. Other options for hydration include coffee, tea, milk, and fruits.Contact Us