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Supplementing enough water in summer

70% of the human body is water, it is second only to oxygen as the substances necessary to sustain life. If the body lose 20% water, the life will not be able to sustain. Relevant data show that 1% dehydration can make one feel thirsty; 2% dehydration will poor the working efficiency. 4% dehydration will make one feel fatigue, dull and nervous. Tolerance to stress will drop. You can even feel nausea, back muscle cramps, myocardial infarction, cerebral thrombosis and other symptoms.

signs water shortage in the body

Thirst is a warning sign of body dehydration. Yet there are also cases that thirst doesn't appear when there is much shortage of water supply in the body. As a result, we cannot judge whether we need water or not not only by the degree of thirst. If there is a water shortage in the body, peope can feel tired, irritable and anxious. There will also appear indigestion, reduced memory, constipation, dewlaps on the waist, body odour, insomnia, poor durability, poor concentration, tight joints, no sweat, pain and sullenness in the head, fever, flushing, etc. If any of the 14 body signals appear, you should consider taking some water.

In the hot summer, the human body lose a great amount of water and electrolytes along with sweat so it is necessary to supplement some more in time. Most of the water that human body need comes from drinking water. It is also necessary to supplement a moderate amount of electrolytes. Medical experts say that it is unscientific to drink water only when you are thirsty. When you have the feeling of thirst, your body is already in a state of water shortage.

Avoid drinking large quantity of water before or after meals. Too much water intake will affect the digestion. In addition, before after meals, it is not favorable to drink water. It is best to keep a time interval of 0.5 ~ 1 hour. During sleep, there is also loss of water and electrolytes. One should supply enough water during the day and 1/4 cup of water before going to sleep.

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