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How Long Can A Person Survive Without Water Intake?

by Kenneth Chuacon / May 10, 2021 05:40 AM EDT
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Water is one of the most important nutrients for life on Earth, and it makes up the majority of our bodies. It makes up at least 60% of the adult body (75% of a child's body), and any living cell in the body needs it to survive. Water lubricates our muscles, serves to flush garbage and controls our body temperature by sweating and respiration. When we are made to go without water, things will quickly get unpleasant.

Your life depends on your ability to stay hydrated. To work properly, the body needs a large amount of water per day. Since you lose water by sweat and urination on a regular basis, the body has to replenish the drained fluids. You won't last for long if you don't drink enough water. It is only possible to live for a few days without water. Depending on your conditions, you can succumb to the symptoms of dehydration much earlier.

You can't go too long without water, but the exact amount of time you can go without it depends. This is because weather environments, exercise level, age, fitness, weight, sex, and food consumption all play a role in the body's use of water.

These aspects influence how the body utilizes water. In a hot atmosphere, the body can sweat more; resulting in increased water intake. When you have a fever or diarrhea, the body can lose fluids more quickly. When you exercise, you'll probably drink more water.

Maintaining an adequate amount of water in your body is vitally important to your life. You'll only be able to last for a few days if you don't have access to water.

When it comes to how much water to drink, the appetite will usually lead you. Keep in mind that exercise, hot weather, and sickness will all cause you to drink more water in order to remain healthy. If you think you're dehydrated, see the doctor.

If you want to stay healthy, take a look at this article to see how the intake of milk thistle can help your liver health and more. 

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