The Health Benefits of Drinking Water
Include High Blood Pressure

Straight, on the rocks please! What are the health benefits of drinking water regularly?

Water has healing powers! It serves as first class medicine in all sickness and that includes high blood pressure. In fact it could be the answer to curing it altogether.

If that made you sit up, then carry on reading. It had the same effect on me too.


Have you heard of Dr. Batmanghelidj? He began researching this subject back in 1982 at the University of Pennsylvania.

This doctor’s voice should not be ignored or his words taken lightly. He was one of the last students to be taught by Alexander Fleming, the scientist who discovered penicillin. Being tutored by such a well known and respected public figure should give Dr. Batmanghelidj the credibility and due recognition for his research and findings.

After reading script from a radio interview with the doctor, I was, and continue to be inspired to look further into the subject and put that knowledge to good use to maintain a healthy heart, vascular system, and body, and help others to follow suit.

You probably are accustomed to hearing the advice that if we want to experience the health benefits of drinking water, we need to drink at least 2-3 liters per day. This amount is debatable, so a good indicator that you are drinking enough is by the color of your urine, which should be a light yellow.

The recommended amount does not include beverages such as tea or coffee, the water must be pure. The reason according to Dr. Batmanghelidj, is that coffee and tea have their own “chemical agenda”. He means that the water used to make these beverages will not be used for another purpose, but to assimilate the tea and coffee into and through our digestive system. The body will not then go on to use this same water to replenish the cells. It would help if you cut down on the coffee and tea and change to drinking water instead.

Dr. Batmanghelidj helps us to understand that hypertension is used as a mechanism or a water regulator and drought management system.


Replenishing the cells is called “osmosis”, one of the most important health benefits of drinking water. When we become dehydrated the interior of the cell loses 66% of it’s water and 26% surrounding it.

The body needs a pure source to hydrate the cell and keep it bathed in an alkaline environment, replenish it, give it oxygen, bring in vital minerals and vitamins, and save it from dysfunction.

So the body pushes up the pressure of the blood, causing hypertension so that reverse osmosis can take place.

I can’t add here the extent of how things work or I will end up writing a medical text book, but you can get more information on the health benefits of drinking water from Dr. Batmanghelidj website.

The water that comes from your tap is relatively clean but there are concerns about today`s drinking water. Additives which were thought to be safe are now thought to cause health hazards. So filtering your water will bring added benefits. Dr. Batmanghelidj`s findings flies in the face of prescribed medicine. The first treatment doctors usually prescribe are “water pills” (diuretics), and what do they do? Cause the body to loose water to bring down blood pressure. ?????? That’s scary!

This got me thinking. To give an example of the health benefits of drinking water, the old friend of mine, whom I mention on my home page, asked me to help him attend a hospital appointment for a bladder scan. His doctor made the appointment after my friend had complained of bladder problems.

Basically, he was urinating frequently because of the diuretics which I tried to explain to him, but I can’t understand why the doctor didn’t explain that this was supposed to happen, and instead, sends him off on a wild goose chase to hospital for a bladder scan? Well, I think I (cough! Cough!), do understand.

To cut a long story short, an hour before being examined the nurse encouraged my friend to try and drink at least 2 liters of water. He managed it quite well and the scan was taken, but what resulted from drinking that much water in a short period of time was very interesting. My friend’s other complaints eased up, and for a couple of days he actually felt good.

Another of the many health benefits of drinking water if you suffer from high blood pressure is that it helps reduce atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, a disease caused through damage to the artery walls.

When we become dehydrated, the blood becomes sticky, the acidity of the blood is concentrated, and as Dr. Batmanghelij explains, when it surges through the arteries and capillaries, it causes damage. He goes on to explain how cholesterol helps like a band aid when these conditions exist, but that is another subject.

There is so much more I could discuss about the health benefits of drinking water to benefit those with high blood pressure, and I will when I get around to writing another page about it. Until then, go on and get drinking that water and see the benefits for yourself.

You know something? I just loved writing this page. I don’t really want to leave it, but as they say, “All good things must come to an end”.

I look forward to the day when they will be here to stay!