Water all around the world is known as the best medicine to cure any disease. This has been proven scientifically and also said that water cures about 90% of all human diseases. And as such widely recommended to always drink water.
This is lost throughout the day-through your breath, sweat, urine, and bowel movements. If you live in a hot climate, you lose even more fluid.
You need to replace this lost fluid to stay healthy. If you don’t get enough water, you could become dehydrated. If you get very dehydrated, your body no longer has enough fluid to get blood to your organs.
Why do I have to drink water when am hydrated, why not coffee instead ?
All liquids help you stay hydrated. This liquid is usually the best choice, because it’s free and has no sugar or calories. Plus coffee contains lots of caffeine which is entirely not good for your body and could cause liver damage.
Experts say that it’s not true that beverages that have caffeine-such as coffee, tea, and cola drinks-always dehydrate you. Healthy people who consume moderate amounts of caffeine don’t lose more fluid than people who don’t have any caffeine.1 A moderate amount of caffeine is about 200 to 300 milligrams a day. That’s about two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee.
You also get water through food. Some fruits and vegetables contain a lot of fluid, such as watermelon and lettuce.
How much water do you need to drink every day?
A common recommendation is to drink at least six of water or other fluid every day. But some adults may need more or less, depending on how healthy they are, how much they exercise, and how hot and dry the climate is.
You may sometimes need to drink more water than usual if you:
- Exercise intensely, especially in a hot climate.
- Are sick, such as with the flu, or have a health problem like a urinary tract infection.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How can you tell if you are drinking enough water?
The easiest way to know if you’re drinking enough fluid is to look at the color of your urine. If you’re drinking enough water, your urine will be clear or pale yellow. A darker yellow means you aren’t drinking enough water.
If you have any health problems, always talk to your doctor before increasing the amount of water you drink. You may need to limit your fluids if you have certain health concerns, such as kidney problems or heart failure.
It can be dangerous to drink too much water. But it’s rare that anyone drinks too much fluid. The risk is highest for people who do endurance sports, such as running marathons. But too much water can lead to some imbalances which could cause serious problems, such as confusion, seizures, and coma.
What are some easy ways to get more water during the day?
Drink a glass when you get up in the morning, before you have coffee or tea.
Keep a cup or water bottle by your desk at work. Take several sips of water each hour. If you don’t have a desk job, carry a container of water with you, and take sips throughout the day.
Take a sip whenever you pass a drinking fountain.
Medical conversation of a boy and his doctor
Boy : Hi doc I’ve been having some pains when I go and urine in the toilet, plus my urine is excessively red on urination.
Doctor : What have you been eating?
Boy: My normal food of rice, yam, pizza.
Doctor: When did this start, I mean the pain.
Boy: 2 weeks ago.
Doctor: Ohk we will run some scans on you.
I found out that you have something blocking your bladder. How often do you drink water.
Boy: Not very much
Doctor : Why?
Boy : It’s not sweet.
Doctor : You have to be drinking water often because this result shows that you have kidney stones.