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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How much water do you drink per day?

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Drinking too much water leads to health complications!

Two weeks ago, my sister-in-law, J, and I were talking about our respective health issues. She, very often, suffers from tremendous headaches. Upon her visit to the doctor, she was told that, after being questioned about her eating/drinking habits, she has been drinking too much water!! J was stunned and thinking to herself, “that’s a crazy notion, especially coming from a doctor!” She is a busy mum and never took the time to check it online or get a second opinion from another medical person.

I google everything. Of course I looked it up! What did we know?! The results were astounding.

Excessive intakes of water culminate into a condition called ‘hyponatremia’. Wikipedia defines it as ‘an electrolyte disturbance (disturbance of the salts in the blood) in which the sodium concentration in the plasma is lower than normal’. Read more on hyponatremia here.

There is another article that caught my eye. It reveals how a woman ‘died after competing in a radio station’s on air-water-drinking contest’. Full article here.

Balance is key people!! The author of the article advised:

Drink to your thirst. It’s the best indicator.”

I totally agree.

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