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  • Writer's pictureGaby Rockett

The relationship between dehydration and disease

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

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Depending on the degree of dehydration the body's initial warning signs are presented in conditions like constipation, hypertension, allergies and autoimmune diseases.

Ignoring the initial warning signs leads to local dehydration causing acid build up in cells resulting in painful symptoms like heart burn, anginal pain, lower back pain, migraines, joint pains and morning sickness during pregnancy.

When we fail to recognise our body needs for hydration, we put ourselves at risk of persistent dehydration. Over a long period of time this can slowly damage the body as in the case of heart burn leading to ulcers.

According to Dr F. Batmanghelidji everyday conditions such as obesity, elevated bad cholesterol, coronary thrombosis, cholesterol plaque formation in the arteries, osteoarthritis and cancers to name but a few, are as a result of persistent dehydration. (1)

Water is essential to life. "In short, prevent dehydration to prevent disease." (1)

(1) F. Batmanghelidji MD, Water: for Health, for Healing for life, You're not sick, You're thirsty!, June 2003, Page 158

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