How much water one should drink
How much water one should drink
The symptoms of hydration and dehydration are same –
- dark coloured urine
- dry mouth
- joint pain
- dry skin
- Weight Gain
- Pre-mature aging
- Recurring Sickness
Some of the symptoms you may find on the links mentioned above. I have experienced all the above in both the cases.
One may try experiencing first hand – drink 2 litres of water within 30 to 60 minutes and than check your joint pains. But I would like to warn that it dangerous to drink so much water within a short time. Click on the above link. Dehydration is not as risky as overhydration.
I have treated number of people by dehydrating them for 24 hours. The diseases or conditions treated by me include – constipation, mouth ulcers, bed wetting, back pain, sciatica pain, sinus, cold and cough, dry skin, dry mouth and breathlessness.
For reasons of these conditions one may refer to the home page of the blog
Here I would like to share some of my personal experiences as well as some of the news items –
My personal Experience
My father was admitted in hospital ICU in June 2014. It was super specialty hospital. The team of doctors attending on him declared that he cannot recover even if taken to the best of hospitals. The cause of admission was high heart rate, followed with seizure, followed with fracture, followed with pain killers, followed with sepsis and multiple organ failure.
I fought with doctors and asked them to change his medicines. I do not know much about medicines. I conveyed to them that they should simply give medicines which cause opposite symptoms as compared to the medicines being given so far. They were furious. But they did that. In 48 hours he recovered. But in the opinion of doctors he was still no good and will die in few days.
I followed hydration / dehydration cycles (details on my home page). He recovered completely and survived. Net fluid lose in next 48 hours was 9 to 10 liters.
In September 2016, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (Jaya Lalithaa) was admitted in hospital with dehydration and infection and she eventually died. The best doctors in the world attended on her. But she could not be rescued.
In Nov 2016 my father again suffered from acute dehydration and seizure. He was again admitted in hospital and RT tube was inserted for feeding him.
After 4 days of being on IV fluids he slipped into semi conscious state and stopped responding to any stimulus. I changed the hospital to gain some time without IV fluids. I was on road for 5 hours to more than 3 hospitals. Every where the doctors will examine him and seeing no hope of recovery will deny the admission.
After 5 hours he regain consciousness and started responding.
Again he was administered IV fluids and he was in semi conscious state after 2 days. Again the same response from doctors.
I again insisted that IV fluids should be removed. I signed the documents and refused to be administered IV fluids at the hospitals. After 24 hours he regained consciousness.
Next 48 hours I followed hydration / dehydration cycles and he was shifted to chair.
Now as of today he is fine and recovered. During last 3 months lot of hydration / dehydration cycles were repeated and he lost considerable fluid.
After all this I am entitled to be called the best expert in the world on hydration / dehydration. Better then any other human being on this planet.
I recommend not drinking more than 2 to 2.5 liters of water in 24 hours. And reducing water intake to 500 ml at least once in 10 days.
Trust me there is no way to calculate an ideal quantity of water that should be taken regularly. It depends on food and liquid intake of last 24 to 48 hours. Even if a person eats the most nutritious food, it will cause an imbalance calling for more frequent hydration / dehydration cycles.
That is the only way to ensure best hydration and disease free condition.