Water, we tend to take it for granted. It's everywhere and in almost everything we eat or drink. But what role does it play in unrelenting fatigue? How much do we need? And what is the best way to satisfy that need?
This pure, clear liquid is necessary for the function of every organ, and every process in your body. Getting enough of it can be the difference between low energy and soaring energy.
What are some other things that we know about this abundant fluid? Because so much of our blood and lymph is made up of it, we need plenty to flush out waste from our tissues and replace it with fresh oxygen and fluid. This will keep you from feeling sluggish.
An interesting article written about water, relating to heart problems, also has a lot of similarities with the same symptoms as chronic fatigue sufferers. It also references the famous Johns Hopkins clinical study for CFS patients helped by water and sodium.
Also, many times fatigue may be a signal that you might be dehydrated. This could manifest itself as light-headedness when you stand up quickly. I think this is quite common among fatigue sufferers.
If you always feel hungry, try increasing your intake of pure water. You may feel more satisfied and eat less.
Proper hydration is important to ensure you can properly digest your food. Your body needs it to make enough hydrochloric acid. The stuff that helps digest your food. This could be the reason behind your bloating and gas, or even your heartburn that starts up a couple of hours after your evening meal. Try a glass of water with a pinch of salt and see if it clears up suddenly.
Some people do find that if they increase their intake, they feel even more tired. To prevent this from happening, make sure you add that little bit of salt to your glass before drinking it. Remember, people with fatigue have trouble regulating sodium, so this should help quite a bit.
Adequate hydration also regulates body temperature. Another thing you might be having trouble with. So say goodbye to feeling suddenly too cold or even hot flashes!
As you can see, the benefits do appear to be many. Your tissues should be bathed in an inner sea, constantly nourished with this mineral infused liquid. So don't use reverse osmosis filtration unless you’re planning on adding back the minerals that have been removed. A general rule of thumb seems to be around 8 to 10 glasses a day.
The only way to know for sure if this will help you is to try it. It may lessen your fatigue. Next time your feeling a little peaked, try reaching for the tap instead of a caffeine-drenched soda for a pick-me-up and carry some with you everywhere.