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Does drinking excessive/ more water harm the kidneys

By April 12, 2016 - 2:11am
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How much time should be given for the next glass of water

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Thanks Susan,

Any affects to Kidneys by flushing more water to them or it goes to them in a controlled manner i.e th body comsumes the water it needs before it goes to kidneys ?

April 13, 2016 - 12:01am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Puneet_khanna)

No, not really. The key is to consume a healthy amount of water throughout the day. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink - this means you're already dehydrated. About two liters a day should suffice unless you work out hard or are in a very hot climate.

There is no need to consume huge amounts of water when it's not needed. Moderate amounts throughout the day works.


April 13, 2016 - 1:51pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Puneet_Khanna

Thanks for your post!

You're right - too much water is not a good thing in our bodies. While proper hydration is necessary, too much can cause "water intoxication" that causes your salt levels to drop seriously low and could, in worst case scenarios, cause death. However, this is a rare occurrence as a person would have to drink an almost impossible amount of water for this to happen.

The recommended 8 8-ounce glasses per day is fine (more if you're working out or it's very hot, causing sweating). Spread the water out during the day to avoid thirst.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/dehydration/content/why-all-hype-about-hydration


April 12, 2016 - 5:07am
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