We all know that water is one of the best healing elixirs for any ailment. It helps to flush out toxins from our body and enable it to function. While it is always recommended to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water daily, there is a possibility that excessive water intake can also lead to certain health problems. You heard right! Drinking too much water in a short amount of time can cause hyponatremia or water intoxication, a condition that can be fatal if left unattended.
Various studies indicate that our kidneys can only filter and remove about 20 to 28 liters of water per day. But then they cannot expel more than 0.8 ml to 1.0 L per hour. Thus, to avoid the symptoms of hyponatremia, you need to consume on average no more than 0.8 ml per 1.0 L of water per hour.
The total amount of water consumed per day, which is considered healthy for people of different age groups, looks like this:
AMOUNT OF WATER FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS
There are standards for the average amount of water required for the human body, however, they are quite meaningless due to different parameters of the body, habitat, type and amount of food eaten, human lifestyle, and so on.
Fluid intake is regulated by the center of thirst in the anterior hypothalamus of the brain, and the feeling of thirst causes dryness of the mucous membranes, which is why people feel comfortable immediately after drinking, although the water has not yet reached the cells. All this happens in automatic mode, so if you are thirsty - drink, you do not need to invent and count the conditional 2 liters of water per day.
A person needs to consume a certain amount of water per day, depending on body weight, lifestyle and physique.
But we consume these 1.2-2 liters with food, other liquids, etc. products.
Think for yourself, if we all the time did not receive water, then dehydration would quickly develop. And how much to drink or not drink is a personal matter.
For example, if you drink plenty of water during a diet, fat is better lost. (This is a separate topic, google how it works).
For me personally, with gastritis with high acidity, drinking plenty of water helps to dilute the acid, from which my stomach does not hurt and I feel much better!
Focus on your feelings and do not forget that water poisoning also exists;)
Of course, there are standards for human water consumption. At least for example for bomb shelters. There, of course, you need to strictly understand how long people will hold out in it. Or there are supplies of fresh water for an expedition to the ocean or on a submarine.
But it is unwise to use these standards for everyday life. Do you know how many liters of air you need per day? Most likely, you do not even think about it, because the body itself copes well with oxygen consumption. It's the same with water. If you are an ordinary healthy person, then drink as much as you want, and do not think the same way about the air.