Swelling and weakness: doctor Gorodova told why you can’t drink water in one gulp

Drinking water in one gulp can be dangerous to your health. Rostov epidemiologist Anna Gorodova spoke about this.

She recalled that water quenches thirst 5-10 minutes after drinking, so in principle, there is no point in drinking pita in one gulp.
< br>—You shouldn’t drink a lot of water at once, in one gulp. Thirst cannot be quenched this way, and swelling and weakness may appear,” the doctor noted.

In hot weather, it is better to choose still water, natural juices, table mineral water and green tea. Alcohol and sugary drinks should be avoided. There is no need to limit yourself in drinking during the heat, but it is better to drink slowly and in small sips.

Due to heavy sweating in the heat, a significant loss of salt can occur, which will lead to cramps in the muscles of the arms, legs, and abdomen. 

How to drink water correctly?

1. It is recommended to drink about 8 glasses (2 liters) of water throughout the day. However, individual needs may vary depending on physical activity, climate and other factors.

2. Drink water evenly throughout the day. This will help the body absorb water better and maintain hydration throughout the day.

3. Drinking water before meals will help reduce your appetite and control your food intake. It also helps improve digestion and nutrient absorption.

4. Stay hydrated. Thirst is already a sign that the body is experiencing a water shortage. Drink water regularly to maintain optimal hydration levels.

5. Choose quality water.

6. Consider your water needs during physical activity: the body loses more moisture through sweat.

7. Remember that each organism is individual, listen to yourself.

Let's recall the signs of swelling:

  • Swollen limbs. The skin may look tight and shiny.
  • Morning stiffness. If you notice that your legs become more swollen in the morning and gradually decrease during the day, this may be a sign of swelling.
  • Feeling of heaviness and tension, especially at the end of the day or after prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Fingerprint. If you press on the swollen area and a fingerprint remains, this may indicate swelling.
  • Increased abdominal volume. Swelling can also affect internal organs such as the liver or kidneys, which can lead to an increase in abdominal volume.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.