In Fact, Most People Actually Drink Less

In fact, most people actually drink less.

A Stavros Kavouras of the Human Performance Laboratory, University of Arkansas, USA, said, excess water can lead to water intoxication (hyponatremia), the electrolyte content in the body is too low. In the long term, this condition makes the body weak.

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Excessive water consumption can lead to psychogenic polydipsia, which is a psychiatric disorder that makes people feel thirsty and dry mouth to want to keep drinking. In those who have this disorder usually are not found signs of water intoxication.

In fact, most people actually drink less. Chairman of the Working Group on Hydration Indonesian doctors are also faculty of medicine medical nutrition, Saptawati Bardosono, stated, 46 percent of teens and adults in Indonesia mild dehydration. Many people often ignore thirst. Every day, men and women need 2.5 liters 2 liters of water.

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