Doctor Thoma

WATER AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Persistent researchers have discovered that more than hundred millions of people in the world have some type of arthritis, especially the rheumatoid arthritis, whose symptoms begin to show as a result of lack of water on the surface of cartilage of the joints. In this given example the arthritis pain is just a signal for the thirst for water present in some part of the body.

Any person can ask the question what cartilage has to do with water. To answer this, we should remind ourselves that the cartilage surface of bones in the joints contains enough “binding water” that does a certain lubrication of these surfaces so they can slide freely when there is movement of the joints.

The cartilage cells are submerged in an environment that contains plenty of water. When the cartilages cells are sliding over one another, naturally a part of the cells are damaged and they die, in their place come new cells. When the cartilage is immersed in water, when there is friction these damages are minimal. But, when the cartilage is dehydrated the level of friction is much bigger and as a result the consequences are greater and they manifest in rheumatoid arthritis pains. To prevent all of this, even if there is a slight symptom you should pay attention to the daily intake of water in the organism. In the end in order not to even have these symptoms, you should regularly drink 8-10 glasses of water per day (2-2.5l), because water truly is the elixir of life. 

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