(ORDO NEWS) — If you regularly consume the right amount of water, then you can easily reduce to a minimum the risk of developing heart failure. Such conclusions were made after another study by specialists. The results were presented at the ESC Congress this year. This is reported by MedicalXpress.
Changes in the heart muscle can be completely stopped or significantly slowed down if the necessary level of hydration in the body is maintained. Scientists note that it is necessary to pay attention to how much water is consumed every day. It is advisable to drink 1.6 to 2.1 liters of water daily. For men, the rate should be increased to 3 liters. At the same time, surveys show that some people cannot drink even the minimum amount of liquid per day.
The most accurate indicator of such a process as hydration is serum sodium. Its amount will increase if there is not enough fluid in the body. As a result, there are attempts to conserve as much water as possible, which leads to the activation of certain processes that cause heart failure in humans.
More than 15 thousand volunteers took part in the study of specialists, whose age was in the range of 44-66 years. Based on the amount of sodium in the serum, they were divided into four different groups. Participants underwent regular examinations and checked their sodium levels, as well as their heart condition. The breaks between visits to the doctor were several years.
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