• Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

Are you addicted to water?

It goes without saying that water is very essential in the human body and general wellbeing. According to health experts, one should take around 2 liters of clean water every day to keep vital organs in perfect health. However, drinking too much water can also be dangerous. Over hydration can lead to water intoxication. This occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. Hyponatremia is a condition in which sodium (salt) levels become dangerously low. If you take more than 5 liters of water per day, and get moody or irritated when you cannot access water, you are probably an ‘aquaholic’, and this condition is medically known as psychogenic polydipsia.

Most times, this addiction is as a result of withdrawal from addictive drinks such as caffeine and alcohol. Symptoms of this condition include headache, nausea, cramps, slow reflexes, slurred speech, low energy, confusion and in extreme cases, seizures. One should visit a doctor once they recognize this signs of psychogenic polydipsia.

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