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Hydration matters: how CityMD can help

Hydration plays a vital role in maintaining optimal bodily functions and overall well-being. For example, we often hear about the importance of staying hydrated during a heat wave or while playing sports.

When we become dehydrated it can have a serious effect on our body. Read more about the impact of hydration and remember to walk into your local CityMD if you experience symptoms of dehydration including excessive thirst, dry mouth, lightheadedness, fatigue, or going to the bathroom infrequently.

Why is hydration important?

Hydration is not just a simple act of quenching your thirst — it plays a vital role in maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Understanding why hydration is important can help you prioritize it daily. Here are key reasons to stay hydrated.


Optimal bodily functions

Adequate hydration ensures that every cell, tissue, and organ in your body functions at its best.

Fluids support the transportation of nutrients, regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, and aid digestion.


Fluid balance and blood pressure

Maintaining proper hydration helps keep your body's fluid balance in check, contributing to optimal blood volume and blood pressure regulation.

Staying hydrated supports healthy blood flow, which is crucial for maintaining cardiovascular health.


Cognitive function

Dehydration can negatively impact cognitive function. Not getting enough fluids can reduce focus, diminish concentration, and impair mental clarity.

On the other hand, maintaining proper hydration helps keep you alert, enhancing cognitive performance and overall productivity.


Physical performance

Whether you're an athlete or just enjoy regular physical activity, staying hydrated is vital for optimal performance.

Hydration helps maintain muscle function, regulates body temperature, and combats exercise-related fatigue, enabling you to perform at your best.


Digestive health

Water is a fundamental component of healthy digestion. Staying hydrated helps your body break down food, absorb nutrients efficiently, and maintain smooth bowel movements, promoting digestive comfort.


Skin health

Adequate hydration is a secret weapon for healthy, radiant skin. It helps maintain skin elasticity, reduces dryness and flakiness, and contributes to a vibrant complexion, keeping your skin looking and feeling its best.



Hydration is key to supporting your body's natural detoxification processes. It assists in flushing out toxins and waste products, ensuring proper kidney function, and efficiently eliminating waste through urine.


Treating dehydration at CityMD

Your local CityMD physician can provide guidance and treatment to help you manage dehydration. Just walk in. We will evaluate your symptoms, offer advice, and provide treatment if it is needed such as IV fluids. And if you need additional care, we can quickly connect you with a specialist at Summit Health.

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