In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center talks about staying hydrated to help your feet. This is an important subject but one that doesn’t always get the attention it should. There’s only one drink that keeps your cells functioning properly, keeps skin looking youthful, and detoxifies our bodies. Sounds too good to be true but that magic elixir is WATER. Yet in spite of all these benefits, recent research shows that almost 80% of Americans aren’t drinking enough water. And this statistic may surprise you… 1 in 4 people are suffering from CHRONIC DEHYDRATION. Think about this, the human body is made up of more than 60% water. This percentage is even greater in infants and children. It’s very important that we replenish and hydrate our bodies frequently each day.

It’s crucial for the human body to stay hydrated. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water, and other fluids, to carry out its normal functions. Water is involved in every bodily function. Basically, if you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can have a negative impact on your daily life as you can become less productive, have less energy, and feel less alert.

There are numerous causes of foot pain, but one you may not think about is quite simple… you’re not drinking enough water. When you body is dehydrated, it reacts in the form of pain. At times, severe dehydration can mistakenly related to other health issues and disease. While drinking a lot of water isn’t going to prevent an ankle sprain, it certainly plays a role in your overall health. Drinking water and being adequately hydrated can help to prevent a number of foot problems such as gout, leg cramps, foot cramps, muscle cramps, joint pain, poor circulation and diabetic foot pain, numbness and swelling for example. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject... How Water Affects Your Feet. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.