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Consuming Too Much Water is Dangerous

Doctors at King’s College Hospital in London have warned against the dangers of drinking too much water. The experts issued the surprising recommendationafter a 59-year-old woman became gravely ill after drinking too much water.

According to a report by The Daily Mail UK, the woman, whose identity was not revealed, drank too much water after experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Apparently, a doctor previously advised her to drink half a pint of water every 30 minutes. However, the woman admitted that she consumed more to “flush out her system”.

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The woman was later rushed to the hospital where doctors found that she had dangerously low levels of salt in her blood.

“During her visit to the emergency department, she became progressively shaky and muddled. She vomited several times, was tremulous and exhibited significant speech difficulties,” the doctors wrote in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The woman was then treated by doctors by limiting her fluid intake to a liter for the next 24 hours.Although she was immediately discharged after spending 24 hours in the hospital, it took her about a week to recover.

Based on their findings, the experts discovered that confusion, vomiting, speech disturbance and other catastrophic effects due to low blood sodium concentrations were the harmful effects of drinking too much fluid.

“This case report highlights that excessive water intake can have important consequences for patients, and this is something that healthcare professionals, and patients, should be mindful of,” said Dr Imran Rafi.

What are the benefits of drinking warm water in the morning?

Instead of sipping a cup of coffee or drinking a glass of cold water to jumpstart your day, try drinking warm water. Studies have shown that drinking warm water on an empty stomach provides tons of health benefits.

  1. It aids in weight loss.
  2. It prevents premature aging.
  3. It helps alleviate pain.
  4. It promotes better digestion.
  5. It improves blood circulation.
  6. It prevents constipation and regulates bowel movement.
  7. It promotes sleep.

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