Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 03, 2015
A recent study of the correlation between dehydration and stroke severity* confirms what water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne has been saying for decades.† Kleyne believes that dehydration – lack of sufficient water in the body – is extremely widespread and could affect as much as 90 percent of the US population. Kleyne further believes that research will eventually show that dehydration is a factor in nearly all disease, including aging and stroke.
Salamon, M, “Dehydration linked to greater stroke damage,” Medicine.net, February 12, 2015 http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=186889
† “UK study of dehydration among elderly nursing home patients no surprise to fresh water advocate,” PRWeb.com, February 5, 2015
Kleyne recently discussed the topics of dehydration, strokes, and daily water requirements on the February 23, 2015 Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show. For the live broadcast and podcasts of past shows, go to http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour.
The syndicated radio show, hosted by Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry and dehydrated skin and eyes.
The reason dehydration has such a far reaching impact on the human body and health, Kleyne explains, is that every process, structure and cell of the body requires water to function properly. The body is usually estimated to be 60 to 70 percent water by volume. When calculated by number of molecules rather than volume, says Kleyne, the body is probably 99 percent water (since water molecules are very small). Like the Earth, the body is a water recycling machine that to survive, must constantly eliminates used water and constantly replaces it with new water.
The body obtains water, according to Kleyne, from drinking via the stomach, and by absorption of water vapor from the atmosphere through the skin, lungs and eyes.
Dehydration weakens every part of the body that requires water, which is every part of the body, including bones and teeth, Kleyne explains. Dehydration especially weakens the immune system, muscles and the cardiovascular system. Dehydration can lead to heart and kidney disorders, stroke, lowered disease resistance and reduced effectiveness of medication. Severe dehydration can be fatal. .
Nearly everyone, Kleyne believes, is slightly dehydrated. With climate change, air pollution, increasing global drought and changes in atmospheric water vapor, the incidence and severity of dehydration is increasing worldwide. The most common risk factors for stroke – age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol and drug use, diabetes, inactivity, obesity, poor diet and high stress – are also common risk factors for dehydration.
The elderly are at high risk for dehydration, says Kleyne, in part because as humans age, their thirst reflex diminishes. The elderly also tend to consume large amounts of medication, which is often dehydrating. Older individuals sometime avoid drinking at night so they won’t have to get up to relieve themselves.
Dehydration symptoms, according to Kleyne, include loss of appetite, thirst, dry mouth, headache, dry skin and eyes, low urine production, fatigue, lethargy, irritability and depression.
The primary method of preventing or alleviating dehydration, says Kleyne, is to drink at least eight full 8-ounce glasses of water each and every day – more when it is cold out or the air is dry. The eight glasses are in addition to all other fluid intake. Drink two full glasses upon rising and at least four of the glasses all at once rather than sipping. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugared drinks, which are dehydrating. Children 12 and under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day (a 50 pound child would drink 25 ounces of water). © 2015 Bio-Logic Aqua Research. All rights reserved.