Tropical climate more trigger dehydration
Humid weather makes the body work harder so that more sweat that out.
People who live in tropical countries are advised to drink more water to avoid dehydration.
“In a full weather humidity, the body work harder to dispel heat. Consequently, the body sweat more, and you are lack of fluids,” says physiologist and nutrition from the University of Arkansas, United States (U.S.), Stavros A Kavouras.
He explained that, in general, the body needs more fluids in summer. But the humid tropical weather such as in Indonesia, he also trigger dehydration, although it was not too hot.
According to Stavros, based on a study of children in Arkansas are active players in the summer, 70 percent experienced mild dehydration. Clinical practitioners, Dr H Ari Fahrial Syam, SpPD-KGEH, MMB From FKUI-RSCM said, mild dehydration causes the body to become constipated.
Unfortunately, he said, in Indonesia there are still many people who are not fond of water.
Ari also said Indonesia is included in the 10 countries with the highest mortality from diarrhea. “This happens because when diarrhea is the preferred drugs, do not drinking water as a substitute for the lost fluid,” he said.
Not only that, said Ari, 9 of 10 patients with cancers known to consume less water and fiber.