Experts claims that as you age, your body doesn’t change the rate of sweat loss as well as drinking much water even when you’re not thirsty is very necessary. So here is the reason why you should drink more water as you grow older.
People tend to drink more water when they grow older to make up for improvements to their body temperature.
Dehydration can cause variety of disorders, such as muscle pain, weakness, and heatstroke.
Drinks such as soda, coffee, and alcohol can cause dehydration, and older adults are restricted from taking them, and are often encouraged to drink more water even when they are not thirsty.
Dehydration does not reduce heat loss or raise body temperature in older adults during exercise as in young adults, which may appear to be a useful reaction on the surface.
And that means that when elderly adults exercise, their bodies do not change the level of sweat loss to avoid further dehydration.
This results in a higher pressure on the heart, as demonstrated by a more significant rise in heart rate compared to the younger men.
The research examined older men, though its findings showed that all older adults were affected.
Researchers discovered that “until recently, however, our understanding of the effects of dehydration on body temperature control came mainly from studies on young adults.”
While there are well-established changes in the control of body heat, sweating, hydration, and thirst that appear to occur with age, this research looks deeply into the basic changes in the underlying processes. In particular, changes in response to dehydration and heat through exercise.
It’s very impressive that at this particular time, we’re still learning some basic things about how our bodies grow with age.
Researchers claimed that a decreased sensitivity in older adults to elevate blood osmolality (salt concentration) can describe the sharp effect of dehydration on hearing impairment and body temperature in older adults during exercise and in higher heat.