MILAN – When symptoms such as dry skin, headaches and vertigo tell us our body seems to be run down, we don’t need to immediately resort to aspirin and antibiotics, sometimes we simply just need to keep on top of our hydration.
Our body in fact is made up of about two thirds water, which is dispersed through sweat, tears or urine during the day.
This causes an internal imbalance of liquids which can lead to all kinds of problems.
When it occurs
Dehydration occurs when the body loses too many liquids that are not adequately replaced.
This can happen for a number of reasons: fever (water evaporates when body temperature rises), diarrhoea, vomiting or long periods of physical exercise with excessive sweating (especially in a hot or humid climate).
When the levels of water fall, the body immediately sends warning signs to our brain and if the quantity of water in the body is too low for normal daily functions (such as steady temperature maintenance, protection of organs or the elimination of waste through sweating), this means that we are dehydrated.
What does dehydration generate?
Dehydration, as explained on the American portal Greatist.com generates a series of bodily imbalances, such as low blood pressure, headaches or vertigo.
Blood may be thicker than water, but it is in fact made up of 83% water.
The less water that circulates within our bodies, the less blood that flows into our veins. This may cause an increase in heart beats, given that the heart has to pump faster to compensate for the lack of blood.
Similarly, muscular fatigue may be caused by the lack of liquids within our body.
In all professional sports, water has always had a vital role in the athletic training of an athlete.
by Alessandro Conte
February 2, 2018