Drinking too much water could be dangerous, here’s why

Too much water can be dangerous

Water is always considered as a healthy intake as far as it’s clean. It is important to have water in our system for all the necessary functions, but just like everything else, there is a limit for the intake of water as well.

Most of the doctors would suggest intake of fluids during situations when a person is sick, but at the same time, these have harmful effects.

“The harmful effects of increased fluid intake include confusion, vomiting and speech disturbance, and potential for catastrophic outcomes due to low blood sodium concentrations.” A journal report said.

But at the same time, there is no clear indication on how much one should drink as long as you are hydrated and the urine is clear.

“We would encourage patients to drink more if they have symptoms of dehydration, such as feeling thirsty—including in hot weather or when exercising—or passing dark-colored urine. There is no steadfast recommendation as to how much water people should drink in order to stay healthy, but the key thing is to keep hydrated—and passing clear urine is a good indication of this.” Dr. Imran Rafi of the Royal College of GPs said.

 

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