And What Happens to Your Body Without It!
Summary:In order to survive, humans need continuous access to safe, clean drinking water. AquaKnow has a range of water testing kits designed to give you peace of mind regarding your water quality.
Clean water is vital to human life. We need it to drink, cook, wash, and much more. Maybe everyone knows this, but do you fully understand just how long a person can last without access to clean water? Or what might happen to your body without it?
How Long Can Humans Last Without Clean Water?
The human body is actually mostly made up of water. In order to maintain proper health, water should make up 60 per cent of an adult’s body weight, or 75 per cent of a child’s body weight. Through sweat and urination, your body is constantly losing water, which is why it is so important to drink enough water to replenish your body’s water supply.
Surprisingly, humans can survive up to 21 days without any food, but there is no way you will ever last that long without water. If you don’t drink any water at all, it would only take a matter of days before you die from dehydration.
The exact length of time you can go without water depends on a few different factors, including: environmental conditions, activity level, age, health, weight, sex, and food intake.
All of these factors contribute to your body’s use of water, and a hot climate or rigorous exercise will cause you to lose water more rapidly.
What Happens to Your Body Without Water?
As you first begin to feel the effect of dehydration, you may have a lack of energy and feel tired. If more time passes, these symptoms will become worse, leading to possible injuries (like heat cramps or heatstroke) or seizures.
Without adequate water levels in your body, your cells will begin to shrink, and your brain will signal to your kidneys to urinate less, in order to conserve water. As your kidneys rely on water to function properly, their ability to flush waste out of your blood will be affected and, eventually, they will cease to function altogether.
Without enough water, other organs in your body may begin shutting down, your body temperature will become unregulated, your electrolytes will become imbalanced, your blood pressure will either increase or decrease, your joints may not work properly, and your brain can swell.
Typically, your thirst will guide you when it comes to the amount of water that you need to drink in order to stay healthy.
Contact AquaKnow to Ensure Your Water is Clean
Clean water is essential for human survival, so make sure that you and your family are drinking safe, healthy water! Whether you’re on a municipal water system or use well water sources, we have water testing kits for everything. There is a long list of contaminants that can affect your water and threaten the health of your family. Protect the ones you love by ordering a water testing kit today.
Feel free to contact AquaKnow at firstname.lastname@example.org 877–734–7661 if you have any concerns or questions about your water. Our team of professionals are here to point you in the right direction and will make sure that you get the results that you are looking for.