5 months ago
💦💦Let’s rehydrate 💦💦
Dehydration is the cause of lots of health issues – from headaches and constipation to blood pressure and kidney problems. But it’s a lesser known fact that it can exacerbate or even cause joint pain. If you suffer from joint problems or autoimmune diseases like arthritis, chances are you’ll be on prescribed medication from your GP. Whether this is working or not, there is one thing that can directly impact the health of our joints and our sensitivity to joint pain – water!
Joint pain can be uncomfortable at any stage of life, but particularly in the elderly when bones are more frail and hydrating our joints becomes more of a challenge. Joint supplements can certainly help but in order to work effectively they need to be supported by good hydration habits. If you suffer from arthritis, gout or joint pain of any description, drinking more water can help your condition for a number of reasons: 💦Water helps to flush toxins out of the body which consequently helps to fight inflammation
💦It helps keep the joints well lubricated and prevent gout attacks
💦Water stimulates the production of synovial fluid (produced in the spaces between joints to help reduce friction and facilitate movement)
💦It encourages the growth of new cells in the cartilage tissues & carries nutrients to the joints
💦Good hydration helps to alleviate other unpleasant symptoms that come with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, including constipation and dizziness
💦Water supports circulation and the immune system, producing the necessary chemicals to promote a quick recovery.
1. Get a water bottle - glass or stainless steel is best
2. Drink little and often and make drinking water a priority, not an afterthought!
3. Eat unprocessed, fresh foods with a high water content like fruits and salad/vegetables (cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes)