Excessive drinking of water is dangerous
Health experts have warned of the dangerous health consequences of drinking large quantities of water, especially as people hear advice calling for them to increase their consumption of vital liquid in the summer with the high temperatures.
The United States recorded several deaths from drinking large quantities of water. In 2014, for example, a teenager studying in high school was killed after drinking more than seven liters during his sports training.
Drinking large quantities of water leads to a lack of sodium in the blood in the human body due to the effect of the liquid on salt levels and making it drop to a level less than required, and therefore athletes usually face this problem, and it may lead to death.
And when the body receives more water than it needs, cells and brain swell, muscle spasms, and a feeling of nausea.
In view of this, some may ask about the best way to drink water, and here experts from the American College of Sports Medicine answer that it is better for people to drink when they feel thirsty, meaning that it is not necessary for a person to force himself to drink large quantities of water as this is good for health, according to what The British newspaper "Daily Mail" reported.