One of the ways to keep the body healthy is to hydrate, which means keeping a balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body. Continue reading our blog to find out more.
Hydration helps the body to do many things, such as control body temperature, move nutrients and oxygen, get rid of waste products, protect joints and organs and improve cognitive function.
Older adults need to be more careful about hydration than younger people because they have some factors that make them more likely to get dehydrated. Some of these factors are less thirst sensation, lower kidney function, medications and medical conditions.
Dehydration can cause a lot of problems for older adults, such as more chances of getting urinary tract infections, kidney stones, constipation, worse cognitive function, memory and concentration, lower blood pressure, heart rate and blood volume and more chances of falling, breaking bones and getting heat stroke. It can also make chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure and kidney disease worse.
As you get older, staying hydrated is essential for your health and well-being. To prevent dehydration, you should follow these tips:
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