For Doctors Emergency Care Medikoe LogoDr Specialisation
Book AppointmentHealth HubMedicommunity
Home > Health Hub > Article > Importance of Water

Importance of Water

Soul Kshetra

Soul Kshetra

  Aecs layout, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

   1 min     

undefined

Have you ever wondered how much water is there in a human body?

On an average up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, Lean muscle tissue is about 75 % water by weight,the lungs are about 83% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, the skin contains 64% water, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps in digesting our food, control body temperature and transporting waste.

Everyday individuals should consume a certain amount of water to survive this may vary according to age and gender, and also depending on here the individual lives. In general an adult male needs about 3 litres per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 litres per day. Some of this water is received in food.

Some Essential Functions Of Water Which Keeps Us Going Are:-

  • Acts first as a building material for every cell.
  • Sweating and respiration help in regulating our internal body temperature.
  • The water in our bloodstream helps in transporting and metabolizing the carbohydrates and proteins which are used by our body.
  • Through urination water assists in flushing waste.
  • For brain, spinal cord, and foetus it acts as an excellent shock absorber.
  • Helps in saliva formation.
  • Helps in lubricating joints.
Tags:  water,

Note: We at Medikoe provide you with the best healthcare articles written and endorsed by experts of the healthcare industry to boost you knowledge. However, we strongly recommend that users consult a doctor or concerned service provider for expert diagnosis before acting on this information.

  24 Likes |    1 Comments |     Share |    840 Views
COMMENTS

Comments
Sreedhar Kuntamalla
Sreedhar Kuntamalla |  August 13th, 2017

ya water is very important to the health