The Consumption Of Too Much Water Can Harm You!

The Consumption Of Too Much Water Can Harm You!It is very important that people drink enough water during the hot summer months, but the consumption of too much water can harm you.

Water is an element indispensable for human life; people can maintain vitality for weeks without food, but can only survive for a few days without water. People loose liquid through sweat, urine and respiratory tract. An individual's water requirement depends on the metabolic rate, environment and many other factors. An adult needs 1,5-2,5 liters of water per day under normal circumstances, but in the summer months and if there exists a warm environment, diarrhea, excessive sweating and cases of various diseases can occur. To provide the body's normal fluid balance it is necessary to intake as much water as is lost. It is very important that the body fluids and the electrolyte balance is in tact. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in. Kidney failure is a common occurrence, although if it is due to dehydration and is treated early, it is often reversible. Decreased blood supply to the brain may cause confusion and even coma. If enough organs begin to malfunction, the body itself may fail, and death can occur. When the fluid loss overwhelms the body's ability to compensate, blood pressure falls and the patient may go into shock. But although it is recommended to intake over 4.5lts of water a day it may harm your health. Drinking too much water can lead to a condition known as water intoxication and to a related problem resulting from the dilution of sodium in the body, hyponatremia. Hyponatremia can lead to brain edema, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, changes in consciousness; coma and even death. Specially patients suffering from kidney failures believe that the more they drink water the more they clean their blood and kidneys. But this is incorrect. Too much water consumption can harm and damage their health seriously.

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