Drinking right amount of water prevents the body from dehydration.But, intake of too much of water is dangerous for the body as it dilutes the body fluids to such an extent that it effects the sodium level to a life threatening low.Water is the essential need of the body but too much of it causes a great harm to your health and even become danger to your life.
Too much intake of water causes over hydration.People have died due to inordinate consumption of water.Excess amount water in the body causes Exercise-Associated Hyponatraemia(EAH).In simple way it means that if you have drunk too much of water it dilutes your body fluid, lowering the level of sodium to life threatening level, and causing the cells to swell up.The cells include whole cells of the body even the brain cells which causes coma,seizers,loss of consciousness and even death.
Drinking inappropriate amount of water and more than what your body needed increases the blood volume and exerts pressure on your kidneys.The kidneys ten to work overtime to filter the surplus water out of the body circulatory system.It is in least cases that the person dies of dehydration in temperate climate.People tend to drink water when they start believing that they have to conquer the thirst by drinking excess amount of water.
The International Marathon Medical Director Association has recommended that a 100 kg person needs maximum of 3 litres of water per day.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”