Everyone needs to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
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Women should try to consume 2 liters (8 glasses) of fluids a day while men should strive for about 3 liters (12 glasses). Fluids refer to not just water, but all beverages and fluids contained in prepared items.
Drinking water is helpful in weight loss
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Drinking water may not directly trigger weight loss but it definitely helps one lose weight. Water makes you feel fuller making you eat less. Replacing fluids like aerated drinks with water also reduces your sugar and calorie intake. Research shows that drinking water boosts metabolic rate.
Which of these is an indication of dehydration?
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Dark yellow color of urine may indicate dehydration. The kidneys require an adequate volume of water to perform excretory functions normally. When you don't drink enough water, urine concentrates due to improper renal function, which gives the urine a dark yellow tinge. If your urine is straw-colored, it indicates that you are properly hydrated.
Which of these complications are caused by dehydration?
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Dehydration can lead to several serious complications which include heat-related injuries such as heat spasms and heatstroke, cerebral edema, which is the swelling of the brain and seizures due imbalance of electrolytes. It can cause your body to go into shock due to low blood volume and kidney failure that disrupts renal function.
Drinking too much water can be harmful
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People suffering from conditions such as heart disease, kidney disorders or edema (swelling of lower limbs) may face complications if they drink too much water. Also, drinking too much water during eating upsets your stomach acid concentration, which leads to digestive problems.