World Kidney Day 2023: Every year on March 9, ‘World Kidney Day’ is celebrated. The purpose of this day is to make people aware about kidney related diseases and problems and to reduce the spread of this disease. To maintain kidney health, it is often said that one should drink more and more water, so that toxins can help in getting out of the body and kidney remains healthy. Many people consider it good to drink more water. There are some people who are seen consuming more water than required. But is it good to drink more water?
According to a news website, the human body is made up of water to a large extent. About 60 percent of our body is made up of water. We need it in different works. This water helps to remove toxins from the body parts. Transports nutrition to different cells. Lubricates the joints and also helps in digesting food. If you do not drink enough water then the problem of dehydration can arise. Drinking water wisely and in sufficient quantity helps in keeping the kidney healthy. Drinking too much water can lead to overhydration and water intoxication.
What happens if you drink too much water?
Consuming excessive amount of water can cause intoxication and obstruction in brain function. This occurs when excess water accumulates in body cells (including brain cells), due to which they swell. When brain cells swell, the pressure on the brain increases. Because of this you may experience symptoms like confusion, headache and drowsiness.
Signs to drink more water
1. urine color change
2. frequent toileting
3. Drinking water even if you are not thirsty
4. feeling nauseated or vomiting
How much water is right to drink in a day?
How much water should be consumed daily depends on the kind of activities and activities you indulge in on a daily basis. Water needs of every person are different. How much water you need can be determined on these 4 grounds.
1. level of physical activity
3. body weight
Depending on these factors one should drink 2 to 3 liters of water daily.
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