Water is almost 60 percent of our body weight. Aside from the kidneys, where in it flushes toxins out of vital organs, it also helps carry nutrients to the cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. We may need to modify our total fluid intake depending on how active we are, the climate we live in, our health status, and if pregnant or breast-feeding.
It is possible to drink too much water. When the kidneys are unable to excrete the excess water, the electrolyte content of the blood is diluted, resulting in low sodium levels in the blood, a condition called hyponatremia. If you're concerned about your fluid intake, check with your doctor or a registered dietitian. He or she can help you determine the amount of water that's best for you. Take care and regards.
after i had my stones they recomended that i drink a minimun of 2 litres a day. a gallon a day is probly the most you would want to drink in a day. unless you are in a very hot environment. and sweating alot.
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