70% of our body is filled with water. In diseased states where body water is affected, the compartment or compartments that have changed can give clues to the nature of the problem. Body water is regulated by hormones such as anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide. Check out some facts about the water you’re drinking first. Try to get the best drinking water possible. Anyways, below are 18 uses of water to the human body.
- Air is not completely clean, the food we eat may have insignificant amounts of toxic, the products that we use on our skin and hair are also toxic. Water removes the dangerous toxins that are added into our body.
- Water cushions our body joints.
- Water acts as a transport for oxygen and nutrition throughout the cells in the body.
- Water helps regulate body temperature.
- Water helps prevent blood pressure from dropping to critical levels.
- Water helps to defend against blood clots.
- Water encourages bowel movement.
- Water helps the normal kidney function from getting impaired.
- Water keeps us from getting excessively dry skin.
- Water lowers incidence of urinary tract infections.
- Water also helps us from experiencing reoccurring headaches.
- Water also helps alleviate fevers.
- Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of hot / cold water externally to problems.
- Hot water stimulates the immune system.
- Hot water is also used to increase the body’s flow. Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work and soaking yourself in a bathtub for an hour. When you get up, your body will feel more relaxed and stressed than before. Professional athletes will usually take a steam bath or relax in a whirlpool after a rigorous training session.
- Cold water reduces inflammation. Ice pack reduces swelling.
- A cold water sitz bath is used to treat constipation, irregular vaginal discharge, hemorrhoids.
- Spa treatments using alternating hot and cold water improve upper respiratory problems, congestion, foot infections, and headaches.