Emphasizing that water, which makes up about 75 percent of the human body, is the most beneficial medicine for the body, Medicana International Istanbul Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Arda Özy Yüksel said, “Regardless of the complaint in our patients who apply to the emergency department, first of all, a serum is inserted and fluid support (replacement) is made to the body. In the case of trauma-bleeding, in the temporary replacement of the lost intravenous fluid, in stone dropping, in most infections, especially in diarrhea, in the transfer of intravenous drugs to the body, and in many other situations that come to mind, first a vascular access is opened and serum is inserted ”. Özy Yüksel drew attention to the effects of water on the body.
Speaking about the functions and benefits of water, Özy Yüksel said, “Water constitutes approximately 60-75 percent of the human body. This ratio also varies according to organ systems, and there is more water in the heart, brain and lung tissue than in our skin and bones. Roughly 2/3 of the water in our body is inside our cells and water is an essential element for all known cellular functions.
The water rate in the human body also varies according to age and gender. While the rate of water is higher in infants and adult males, the rate is lower in females. Regardless of the ratio, water is of great importance in the regulation of our body temperature, digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, and removal of waste materials from our body, ”he said.
“Suspension” effect of water is important in absorbing external forces (falling, etc.) by wrapping around the baby in the mother’s womb with the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord, and minimizing the damage, ”Özy Yüksel said.
Emphasizing that the efficiency of the body decreases when the body is dehydrated, Özy Yüksel continued his words as follows:
“One of the hidden reasons of tiredness, unhappiness and weakness is not drinking enough water. In order for the digestive system to work effectively and prevent constipation, we need to drink enough water. It is also important in the prevention and treatment of migraine and headaches. Especially in migraine headaches, there is a vascular contraction and relaxation cycle, the mechanism of which is not clearly known. With sufficient fluid to be taken during this period, it is possible to overcome the clinical picture lighter. “
Expressing that a certain amount of water should be drunk while trying to lose weight, Özy Yüksel said, “When trying to lose weight, we must drink a certain amount of water because our cells use water molecules while burning fat. Water that facilitates stone reduction by providing more urine in the prevention and treatment of kidney stones, ”he said.
Stating that it is not possible to fight cold and flu-like pictures, especially respiratory infections, without drinking water, Özy Yüksel said, “As a result, we have a capillary network of thousands of kilometers that extends to the furthest points of our body and if you drink drugs, it has taken enough liquid to carry these molecules to the most distant cells. we must be. It is very important to consume a certain amount of fluid daily for our patients with vascular occlusion, stent in the heart-jugular vein, and bypass. Otherwise, not enough blood can pass through these veins, preparing the ground for blockages and new events, ”he said.
Assoc. Dr. Regarding how much water people drink daily, Arda Özy Yüksel said, “What we generally mean as water is fluid intake. Not only drinking water, but also juicy fruits, juicy foods, soda, fresh fruit juices help us to meet the fluid needs of the body. In an adult, if there are no exceptional conditions such as heart or kidney failure, we recommend 2.5 liters of fluid intake per day. You can add whatever you want. “Fresh mint leaves, one or two slices of fruit, walnuts, lemon, the rest is up to your creativity.”
Emphasizing that children should learn to drink water, Özy Yüksel said, “Especially when teaching our children how to drink water, we need to be very careful about the use of glasses or bottles with certain colors or markings. These seemingly simple home accidents happen more often than you might imagine. Do not miss water, which is the most beneficial raw material for our body, from your life ”.