Dehydration is almost epidemic. People who play sports and are concerned about exercise and fitness tend to pay more attention to getting enough water into their bodies. The rest of the population tends to drink much less water than athletes and regular athletes.
This causes health problems that even doctors never realize are related to dehydration. Many health problems can be solved simply by introducing the correct amount of water into our body. Yeast infections are one of those problems that can be attacked by drinking more water.
The human body is made up of more than 70% water. Our bodies lose fluid throughout the day and those lost fluids must be replaced so that we can stay healthy. It takes care and effort to rehydrate your body. Everyone should drink water every day throughout the day. If you live to drink the recommended eight glasses of water per day and do it all at once, your body doesn’t get the best benefit from that effort. Drinking water regularly throughout the day from the time you wake up in the morning until later in the evening will give your body the best benefit.
Sometimes the recommended amount of eight glasses of water a day may not be enough. As a general guideline, if you weigh more than about 140 pounds, you should drink an additional glass of water for every 20 pounds over 140 pounds. Also, make sure you have salt in your diet to ensure that your body retains enough of the water that you take in.
Yeast infections are usually definitely more common in dehydrated people. Good bacteria require hydration to live, thrive, and maintain the proper balance in our bodies. Yeast will always grow where it has a foothold. If our body chemistry gets out of balance, the yeast that is always present will overgrow and often cause an infection. Keeping all the elements of body chemistry in the proper balance is essential to maintaining good health, including preventing yeast overgrowth that leads to infection.
If you are one of the many people who does not keep your body adequately hydrated, try starting by slowly adding a glass of water every few days. In a couple of weeks, you should easily be drinking the typical recommendation of eight glasses per day. Many people often start to feel better in a short period of time.
You will notice an improvement in your vaginal health from drinking water and you will also begin to enjoy other health benefits. Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for yourself, so make it a priority every day to reduce or eliminate the yeast infections you get every year.