Are you drinking too much water? Please Stop It or You will Suffer

Our Parents, always tell us to drink a lot of Water, as they believe that Water is good for Health. Since the time we were a small child to know when we have grown up to full-fledged matured adult, we are still hearing the word that we should Drink this much Litre or that Much Litre of Water every day.

Now you might be thinking whats new in it, but let me tell you now that in a recent news article Published by a Well-known Journal called Cell Reports it is reported that Drinking excessive amount of water may lead to overhydration (excess fluid accumulation) which may lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or quite often result in brain swelling.

There’s a calcium channel that can be found in glial cells, that produces a type of amino acid which acts to surround hydration sensing neurons, which is known as Trpv4. It takes due to OverHydration.

Are you drinking too much water

Charles Bourque from the McGill University in Canada, “(Hyponatremia) occurs in common pathological conditions, including brain injury, sepsis, cardiac failure and in the use of drugs, such as MDMA (ecstasy)”. Hyponatremia, also called water intoxication, happens when the level of sodium in the blood is too low. The condition is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures. “Our study shows that it is, in fact, glial cells that first detect the overhydrated state and then transfer this information to turn off the electrical activity of the [hydration sensing] neurons. Our specific data will be important for people studying hydromineral and fluid-electrolyte homeostasis, and clinicians who treat patients faced with hyponatremia”.

He also added, “Preclinical models of hyponatremia will be used to examine if the mechanism we report is affected in this condition with the long-term objective of designing new treatments or diagnostic tools.”

It causes more and more impact on elderly patients with a level of sodium in the blood too low. So this is how it can be known that excessive consumption of water is too harmful to health & can lead to the Life-threatening condition of Brain swelling which is called Hyponatremia.


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