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Water & Stomach Problems

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E-coli, salmonella, and other intestinal parasites, bacteria and viruses can overtake our stomach and other connected organs necessary for digestion.
Contaminated water supplies are responsible for stomach problems. But, making sure water is filtered/ purified within the home as an added safety measure can prevent that. A few contaminants to watch out for are lead, mercury, copper, arsenic, atrazine and cadmium. These can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other stomach problems.

But, while contaminated water may be the cause of stomach problems, safe drinking water can be a cure for others!
Drinking water can be of help and even aid in their prevention.

i. Diarrhea
Can cause severe dehydration, so it is important to maintain body fluid if suffering from that.

ii. Vomiting and diarrhea go hand in hand with the nausea feeling
This ailment also contributes greatly to dehydration. Replacing fluids while nauseated is very important.

iii. Heartburn
Also been said to be caused by lack of water, as water could have aided in neutralizing the acid (pH level) that caused the burning sensation.

iv. Stomach problems
Water is also a necessary element to just plain make sure our digestive tract works properly, which is sure to prevent stomach problems from occurring in the first place.

Drinking water at mealtime aids in the digestive process, as it helps move the food through the system. More importantly, the solid food we eat cannot be properly digested if it is not broken down.

This is where water comes into play, once again.
Water then acts as the transportation system to bring the nutrients found in foods to where they are needed within the body during digestion. And, it also helps moved the waste product through the rest of the digestive tract, and ultimately out of our bodies.

Remember that lots of acids are found within the stomach that mix with the water to break down our foods, so plenty of water will help keep things balanced!