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No one knows the importance of the water we need for life to sustain our lives. But despite this, people can neglect to drink water. Between 55 and 75 percent of the human body is made up of water. The water rate, which is 75 percent in infancy, can drop to 55 percent in the elderly.

Research reveals the benefits of drinking water on many important issues, from weight loss to headaches, kidney stones to mood. There is an amount of water that everyone needs on a daily basis. An adult woman should consume 2.7 liters of water daily. In an adult male, this amount is 3.7 litre.

In infants, breast milk for the first 6 months is very important. After the first six months, water needs also arise as they begin to consume solid food. It is useful to contact a doctor in Turkey for the most accurate information about the amount of water that babies and children should consume daily. Because it’s a matter directly proportional to their development.

Turkey Medicals, gives readers more information on the subject. So, what are the benefits of consuming enough water and the harms of not drinking enough water? In this content, we will focus on the answers to these questions.


Water ensures regular functioning of organs. The benefits of drinking water to the body are quite large. Water provides the necessary ground for the blood circulation, which is necessary for the operation of all organs and tissues. Cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system, nervous system, kidney, brain and liver to work properly to drink enough water. Drinking regular and adequate water is also good for constipation and high blood pressure.

Water retains the power of the mind

When there is 2 percent or more water loss from the body, our cognitive ability begins to decrease. When water lost from the body is not replaced; lack of concentration, aggravation of reflexes, short-term memory problems, crankiness and anxiety may occur.

To prevent this, you should remember to drink water during your daily activities. Dehydration also affects physical performance and brain structure. Thirst can cause shrinkage in brain tissue.

Drinking water can reduce headaches. Do you have headaches sometimes? So, are you sure you consume enough water on days when you have a headache? Because research says that one of the causes of headaches may be that the body is dehydrated. In addition, this condition can trigger migraines or cause migraine pain to last longer.

Other details that come to the fore about the benefits of drinking water are as follows:

It is useful for kidney health: the health of our kidneys, one of our organs that comes to our mind when it comes to water, is also among these reasons! Because consuming enough water allows the removal of harmful substances in the kidneys from the body. In addition, research shows that kidney stones, which most people suffer from at some point in their life, are also associated with water consumption.

Good for skin dryness and hardness: the amount of water we drink affects skin moisture as well as skin dryness, hardness and elasticity

If you have problems such as dry skin, you can review your daily water consumption. Drinking water weakens: research shows that increasing water consumption in dieters has a positive effect on weight loss

Drinking 500 ml of water increases the metabolic rate by 30%. This increase begins in 10 minutes and reaches its maximum after about half an hour

It has also been found that drinking water before eating helps to eat a smaller meal and thus get fewer calories


Thirst affects your heart and muscles. Chronic thirst causes a decrease in the volume of blood and the heart to work harder.

Low blood volume can lead to hypovolemic shock, which can be life-threatening when it causes blood pressure and the amount of oxygen in the blood to drop.

In hypovolemic shock, the heart cannot pump enough blood into the body, which can lead to kidney and brain damage, gangrene in the arms and legs, heart attack, damage to other organs, and even death.

Thirst causes kidneys not to do their duty. The kidneys are very important in regulating water balance. In order for the kidneys to perform their functions properly and to remove toxic substances from the body, it is necessary to pay attention to water consumption. Chronic thirst can cause urinary tract stone disease called urolithiasis. Research has shown that an increase in water consumption reduces the risk of urolithiasis.

Reduces your concentration and causes headaches

There is direct link between thirst and concentration. Thirst can cause decreased concentration, increased response time, short-term memory problems, crankiness and anxiety.

You need to think about how much water you drink if you experience frequent headaches. Lack of fluid in the body causes shrinkage in the brain, leading to headaches.

It can also trigger migraines or cause migraine pain to last longer.

Other details that come to the fore about the harms of not drinking water are as follows:

It has a negative effect on skin health: thirst has a negative effect on skin health. Water, which accounts for about 30 percent of your skin, is very important for skin flexibility and a healthy appearance.

Not drinking enough water during sports affects your performance: being dehydrated during physical activities reduces exercise performance, causes extreme fatigue, and can reduce endurance and motivation.

It causes you to feel tired and unhappy: the amount of water you drink may be the reason your mood changes on some days. According to research, people who increase the amount of water they drink at normal time feel less tired and less sleepy.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
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