Did you know that you can overdosewater

  • By Frank Marquardt
  • February 26, 2018
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Everyone knows that in order to provide their bodies with optimal working conditions, it is necessary to irrigate them. The human body is mostly composed of water, which is why it is necessary to take large amounts of liquids every day in order not to lead to dehydration. But even when you drink water, you need to have moderation. It turns out that water can be overdosed and thus expose to serious health problems.

Hypotonic conductivity

This is a term well known by professional athletes. Conduction occurs when the body is supplied with too much water, which cannot be used by the kidneys. In this case, the sodium ion level decreases drastically, which leads to the cell swelling effect. If this condition lasts longer, it can even result in brain swelling and death. That’s why professionals learn to take liquids wisely and use not only water but also isotonic drinks – better thirst-quenchers in smaller doses.

The so-called water poisoning can be caused by each of us. Paradoxically, this rarely happens during heat, because then the body intensively releases water in the form of sweat. On the other hand, it happens to people who, for example, want to lose weight quickly and replace meals with water in order to cheat the feeling of hunger.

Typical signs of conductivity are:



Swelling, especially of extremities



Awareness disorders

If you do not react in time, you may become coma.

Drink water in moderation

Do not drink too much or too little water. It is best to follow the recommendations of doctors, who state that the daily norm for an adult male is about 3.5-3.7 liters, and for a female – 2.5-2.7 liters. If you are a physically active person, you can increase the dose by about 0.7 liters.

Remember, that the best for your body is ordinary water, without too much mineralizing additives (and the more not taste!). So-called health waters can only be consumed by people who are… healthy (which is paradoxical, right?) – they are not recommended for people suffering from hypertension or heart disease, mainly because of the high sodium content.

Water is essential for us to live, but like everything else it can be harmful in excess. Remember to open the next bottle before emptying it in no time at all. You can replenish water in many ways, including wet food and fruit and vegetables.

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