3 Health Concerns Caused by Hard Water

  Water is life. It is an essential aspect of our lives that we often take for granted. You need water to hydrate, cook food, clean the house and do many more things. People usually just take water from the tap and use it for whatever purpose it may serve. But when it comes to drinking water, getting it straight from the tap may not be ideal for you and your family.   Water that comes straight out of the tap is called hard water. Unlike soft water, hard water contains dissolved calcium, fluoride, and magnesium. You might think that these are essential minerals that your body needs, which is true to an extent. However, high levels of magnesium and calcium can pose health problems. Here are three possible health concerns when drinking hard water:             Kidney Stones   Some studies show that there is a correlation between drinking hard water and the formation as well as the growth of calcium stones in the kidney. If you or any of your family members have a history of having kidney stones, it would be best to invest in a water softener system for your drinking water. This way, there is a reduced chance of recurrence of kidney stones.             Reproductive Health   High levels of calcium and fluoride in the body can increase the risk of reproductive failure in men.  These two minerals are both present in hard water, so drinking soft water is recommended, especially to those who are already experiencing issues with conception.            ...