Risks to death.. Experts warn against drinking too much water

According to the “webmd” website, the effects of excessive drinking of water can reach the magnitude of what is known in the medical community as “water intoxication,” and the brain may be unable to perform its functions properly.

The brain is disturbed by swelling of the cells, and then the person who drinks too much water will feel various symptoms such as dizziness and headache.

Drinking too much water would also lead to a rise in human blood pressure and a decrease in heart rate.

Drinking too much water affects sodium, which the body relies on to adjust fluid balance inside and outside cells.

When the body is deficient in sodium, fluids that go unchecked infiltrate the cells and make them swell, which can lead to seizures or coma, and possibly death in some cases.

The source added that each person should control their daily water needs, based on their health indicators, and whether they exercise, and that women should also pay attention to the level of drinking water during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Drinking water also depends on human gender and weight: for example, experts say that a woman between the ages of 19 and 30 should drink about 2.7 liters of water per day, while a man of the same age group needs about 3.7 liters per day. .

Experts recommend paying attention to the color of urine when urinating, as this indicator indicates whether a person drinks a lot of water.

According to health experts, it is normal for the color of urine to be closer to light yellow, but if it turns almost white and resembles water, it is a sign of excessive drinking of water.

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