Vol 82, No 6 (2011)

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Water and its importance for female body

Agata Karowicz-Bilińska
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(6).


Summary Water is an essential part of every living organism. Homeostasis in the aspect of water is necessary to retain normal function of the body. Even small dysfunction in its distribution may cause reversible and later irreversible changes in cell and organ functions. The quality and proper distribution of water is a necessary condition to maintain health at different stages of life. It is especially important in procreative period. The article presents the importance of water for the body and negative effects on health due to lack of water or its improper distribution, particularly with regard to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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