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Drinking plenty of fluid may be dangerous not only in patients with
respiratory diseases but also in normal people. According to Ayurveda,
drinking of lot of water can put a lot of pressure on the kidneys and it
is harmful for them in a long run. Drinking of plenty of fluid is
acceptable in summer season as there is loss of large quantity of body
fluids in the form of sweat. People, who drink a lot of water or any other
fluid, tend to eat less and this will result in weight loss. Our body has
a mechanism which will demand water when it is needed. Thirst is a
mechanism of demanding water supply to the body systems. We should not
drink any fluids unnecessarily.
No competing interests
02 June 2005
Selection Grade Lecturer in Anatomy, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Manipal, Udupi District, Karnataka State, INDIA. 576104