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What water for seniors?

Publié par happy-diet mardi 4 mai 2010

What water for seniors?

At the age of maturity, one of the essential tasks to do is drink plenty of water regularly. But little more is to choose one that best fits your needs. Doctissimo gives you some explanations on the water needs among seniors and the benefits of some of them, so that your health does not fall into the water!

Eau et seniors


There are different types of water which we boast the benefits every day ... But reaching a certain age, how to choose The body has other needs from 50. So be sure to drink but also drink a lot, at least 1.5 liters of water per day, watching for dehydration and associated problems too.
Dehydration: attention danger!

Water and seniorsOn not say it enough, do not wait until thirsty to drink. And this applies to all ages but is especially important in older adults who see two phenomena occur with aging: first a decrease in appetite, causing a mineral deficiency and loss of water intake by feeding on the other hand, a sharp decrease in the sensation of thirst which is not conducive to drinking water as much as it should.

Major consequence of these declines, dehydration. To remedy this, no secrets, always keep a bottle of water handy and drink in small quantities throughout the day. Otherwise, constipation, urinary infections, kidney stones and other digestive dysfunctions will be the first to be promoted.

In high heat, it is preferable to also have a sodium intake to retain water in the body. Prefer water then sodium: Quezac, ST-Yorre Celestins Vichy. In addition to the retention of water, sodium involved in the mechanisms regulating the sensation of thirst. It is even effective against the confusion in the elderly. By cons, if you have high blood or low salt diet, these waters may be discouraged, do not hesitate to seek advice from your doctor.
Skeleton fragile, the solution helpful: calcium

The bone demineralization and weakening of the skeleton are problems that occur with age. Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by progressive bone loss, affects mostly postmenopausal women whose significant drop in estrogen levels
accelerates the weakening of bones. To prevent these risks, a calcium intake is crucial: while the average daily requirement for calcium is around 900 mg for adults, it is 1200 mg for women over 55 and men over 65 years.1. A intake through food is essential of course, but also by drinking water with calcium. Indeed the risk of fracture decreased significantly in elderly with calcium intake and regular importants2.

Magnesium: a mineral that does not neglect

Preventing cardiovascular risks involved in the mechanisms of host defense and helping the binding of calcium to the bones, magnesium is essential for seniors whose average daily intake should be 480 mg (330 mg in cons girls and women). Anti-fatigue, it intervenes in the nervous and acts against constipation.

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