24 Apr Do you suffer from joint pain? Dehydration may be the cause
While there are many reasons why you may suffer from joint pain- one less known cause is dehydration. When your body is dehydrated, it often reacts in the form of pains and aches. And can cause you to think you have a severe condition when, in fact, you need to hydrate your body properly.
Cartilage and connective tissues inside our body store high levels of water. And when this supply of fluids becomes less due to aging, medications, over-exercising, or a poor diet, our body becomes prone to inflammation and chronic pain.
Our joints are especially vulnerable to aches and pains because fluids serve as a lubricant for the joints and help to clear out toxins. But when we become dehydrated, the body redistributes the fluid found in our joints to other areas causing inflammation and pain.
More than 70% of our joint cartilage is made of water, which is regulated by proteins. These proteins become like a gel when they come in contact with water and provide cushioning to our joints. The protein gel functions like a sponge, and the more fluid it has inside, the better it works to absorb shock from activities and keep our joints lubricated.
Dehydration and Gout
Dehydration can often cause gout a kind of arthritis that can cause severe pain in joints. People suffering from gout often experience sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness in their joints, especially in their toes.
They can also experience sharp pains in the elbow, wrists, fingers, and the knee. As the condition progresses, people experience these episodes more often, and it can even impair movement and their range of motion.
Gout is caused by excessive uric acid to build up inside the body. When the overproduction of uric acid isn’t able to be released throughout kidneys through natural elimination, it solidifies into crystals and accumulates inside of our joints, causing painful swelling.
One of the best ways to prevent or reduce gout related flare-ups naturally is to maintain your hydration levels. When you hydrated properly, the high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream become diluted, and our kidneys can flush the acid and toxins more efficiently.
Similarly, for people suffering from chronic hip, knee, and other forms of joint pain, proper hydration is one of the most natural solutions.
Staying well-hydrated is not just about how much water you consume, but much more about how much water your body absorbs. Caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, which are diuretics, can cause dehydration, and drinking water alone isn’t enough.
Just drinking water doesn’t replace electrolytes and minerals like sodium, which are essential to our body’s cells and help absorb water.
Hydrus is formulated to be the perfect hydration delivery system and uses patented nanosome technology, which enables water to reach our body’s cells faster than other solutions. And because it’s sweetened with Stevia- it prevents inflammatory side effects caused by drinking sugary beverages.