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How much water do you drink per day?

June 9, 2009
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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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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2009 3:18 pm

    lol it’s a bit hard to drink TOO MUCH water. She must have been drinking 5-6L a day lol

    1.5 to 2L is already quite hard for me personally!

  2. moodyboo permalink*
    June 22, 2009 5:57 pm

    I know right. She was baffled when doctor told her she needs to cut down on her water intake…i was like wtf too…lol…

    Personally I drink water as much as I can…I read somewhere that it reverses your age processing…u reckon?! *shrugs*

  3. June 22, 2009 6:44 pm

    I don’t think it does lol I mean I don’t know, all I know is that you feel much better when hydrated. The brain uses a lot of water too, so you feel more active and alert if you drink a lot of water.

    To combat age, you can always use Olay!!

  4. moodyboo permalink*
    June 23, 2009 10:25 pm

    Olay or L’Oreal?! Hahaha well I’ve read it somewhere. I guess as long as you eat healthily you’d be ight… 🙂

  5. June 27, 2009 5:21 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

    the electrolyte imbalance is only relative, same amount of salt dissolved in a larger amount of water, thus its concentration is apparently lower. But i personally think she was misdiagnosed, cz she has to drink a hell lot of water and not being able to eliminate it in order to get hypotononic hyperhydration.
    enough of geek medicine talk for today, im off to my scrotum, penis and bladders……arghhh urology sucksss!

  6. moodyboo permalink*
    June 27, 2009 8:25 pm

    Ughh for sure…It took me 30 seconds to read hypotononic! lol
    Typing is so easy as compared to actually read it…uggh again…yea me too back to penis! hahaha

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