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Why drink more water?

Water is a magical resource that has made the existence of life possible on earth. A normal water molecule is made up of two atoms of hydrogen bonded to one atom of oxygen. Due to its bond structures, water has been considered as a universal solvent, meaning it can dissolve almost any solute in it. Water can exist in 3 different forms-solid, liquid and gas. Depending upon the temperature, changes in forms can be seen.

Water can be found in water bodies such as ponds, rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, glaciers etc. If there’s water then you’re sure to find life there. Human beings can consume only portable water which is free from hard minerals, salts and other pollutants. Water processed under treatment plants can be consumed, as they are made suitable for drinking purposes. The amount of water required by the human body depends upon factors such as age, physical workout, disease conditions, environmental factors etc.

According to The National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and Medicine states that an average male should have a minimum of 3.7 litre and an average female should have 2.7 Litre of water in a day. That doesn’t mean you cannot drink more than the suggested values. You can drink more water as it will benefit you to the utmost.

Water comprises of three-fourth of your body weight. Imagine what will happen to your body If all the water is squeezed out of it. Sounds horrible! Isn’t it?

You need water for quenching your thirst but there are more reasons for this why you should drink ample water every day.

1) Boosts energy

Water is an essential requirement for performing metabolic processes in our bodies. Drinking more and more water can activate all these processes and can raise energy levels within the body.

2) Regulates the body temperature

During summers or physical performances, our body is subjected to a lot of elevation in temperature. In such a situation chances are of raising body temperature above the normal range.

Water can regulate internal body temperature through sweat formation. Sweat in human bodies can prevent overheating during high temperatures. So it is very important to drink more water not just to quench your thirst but for several other reasons.

3) Enables digestion

Digestion is the breakdown process of complex food. With more intake of water, the breakdown of various complex molecules of food particles becomes easier and faster. So, drink enough water for effective digestion of food.

4) Maintains blood pressure

Scarcity of water in human bodies can cause thickening of the blood. In such a condition increase in the blood pressure can occur. But with water, no such situation arises.

5) Nourishes skin

Sufficient water consumption will keep your skin hydrated and may facilitate collagen production. However, the type of skin is decided by various other factors such as age, genetics, environment etc. But with more intake of water, we can certainly prevent shrinking of skin and provide moisturization.

6) Promotes weight loss

Drinking water enables a sense of fullness within our bodies. Due to which we often avoid eating unnecessary food items and this can cause a significant decrease in body weight.

7) Flushes body waste

Various metabolic processes in our bodies can produce waste formation. These wastes can be excreted out in various forms such as sweat, urine, faeces etc. Water enables the excretion of waste products in our bodies and helps kidneys from getting damaged. Accumulation of wastes within kidneys can cause kidney stones.

8) Increases cognitive functions

Water keeps your focus on the right track and helps to boost your alertness, consciousness and memory. So, water is essential for overall mental functioning.

9) Maximizes physical performances

Hydration can determine the strength, power, vigour and endurance of a human body. Physical workouts need energy and energy comes from the breakdown of calories within the body. When this process occurs rapidly and for a long duration of time, it can lead to perspiration. For maintaining an adequate balance of electrolytes frequent consumption of water is required to ensure an effective body workout.

10) Supplies minerals and nutrients

Water comprises of various minerals and nutrients dissolved in it. Our bodies require minerals for performing several functions such as for maintaining fluid balance, muscle contraction and relaxation, maintaining healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation, acid-base balance etc.

11) Improves mood

Scarcity of water can affect your mood. Lack of water in human bodies is responsible for causing confusion, anxiety and fatigue.

So far you must have realized how important water is. Every cell, tissue, organ, organ system and body needs water to function appropriately. You don’t just have to rely on drinking water to work properly but consuming fruits, vegetables etc can also indirectly supply you water. Consuming various other fluids can also work for some people but for the majority of the population, water is a must for full-fledged functioning of their respective bodies. So maintaining a healthy balance in terms of food and fluids is very important.

While you finish reading this article, make sure that you have a glass of water for yourself.

Thanks for reading!

~Priyanka Padhi

Categories Health

Uses of Rabeprazole

A plate of crispy- spicy potato wedges tossed with peri-peri seasoning and a large chicken stuffed burger with lots of molten cheese served with a giant mug of aerated drink or how about a large sized pan fried barbeque chicken pizza seasoned with mixed herbs and extra cheese along with mayonnaise and tomato ketchup?

Sounds like an extravagant junk meal right?

But with such treats there are high chances of developing fortuitous stomach abnormalities. These ailments can be dislodged by consuming a class of drugs called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors.’ Example-Rabeprazole can come in rescue.

Rabeprazole also recognized as ‘Aciphex’ (brand name) is categorically an Oral dosage form. It trickles the levels of acid secreted by the stomach and provides relief. Rabeprazole is found in tablet or capsule forms which are delayed release oral dosage forms. Thus, it enshrines for curing several gastrointestinal conditions. Regular body check-ups one can monitor the functioning of his or her body and can decrease the chances of getting affected by severe diseases. Therefore, seek a doctor whenever you find something wrong going on in your body.


Rabeprazole is used to treat various conditions such as:

1)Treatment of GERD

‘Gastroesophageal reflux disease’ or GERD is a medical condition in which the acid produced in the stomach irritates the Esophageal passage (food pipe). You must be wondering how does the reflux or the flow back takes place?

During your regular digestive process the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) opens up to allow the movement of food particles from the Esophagus whereas in case of GERD the Lower Esophageal Sphincter becomes a bit weak and relaxes. Due to such an activity the content present inside flows up through the Esophagus.

This regurgitation can be treated by consuming Rabeprazole . Rabeprazole will suppress the exuberance of acid secretion by the stomach which will lead to the betterment of the body.

2)Promotes relief from heartburn

Sometimes consumption of your favorite spicy food, alcoholic beverages, overeating can lead to burning sensation in the upper-thoracic and mid- thoracic regions. This condition is called as Heartburn.

For curing heartburn a tablet or capsule of Rabeprazole can promote relief to your Thoracic cavity. It can decrease the amount of acids in the stomach and effectively provide relief from burning sensation, sour taste in the mouth and frequent burping.

3)Cures Duodenal Ulcers

“Health is the greatest possession” ~Lao Tzu

A healthy body and mind are responsible for greater productivity. But due to various reasons people these days are likely to develop a lot of diseases. Duodenal ulcer is a condition where the thick mucosal layer inside the Duodenum of small intestine gets severely affected due to bacterial infections, medications and others leading to the sores. These sores or ulcers can lead to irritation and erosion in the stomach and small intestine.

In order to treat such a condition Rabeprazole can be used in combination with two antibiotics. Examples can be Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. Using ‘Rabeprazole’ with combination therapy can ramp up the goodness within the body.

4)Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is a medical condition where tumors start developing inside the stomach leading hyperacid secretion and peptic ulcers. It occurs due to a neuroendocrine tumor called Gastrinoma. Gastrinoma produces a hormone called ‘Gastrin’ which is the main causative reason of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

Rabeprazole is used as a reliable medication in the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Being a Proton Pump inhibitor, it inhibits the excessive acid production. Thus, providing relief during Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

Rabeprazole might show some mild side-effects like headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, constipation, diarrhea etc. These side effects get vanished within few days of consumption. If they do not wipe out and worsen the overall health condition of the consumer then do not hesitate for seeking professional aid.

Next time, when you grab a large sized burger with one or more spiced up patties of pan fried chicken and potatoes combined with your favorite mug of aerated drink make sure that you have Rabeprazole with you for sustaining the aftermath. Anyway it’s never too late to rely on a bowl of fresh colorful veggies and fruits.

Thanks for reading!

~Priyanka Padhi