What are the benefits of water 2

How much water should you drink a day?

Bock Peter, on October 31, 2020, 4:32 pm
Hello. I am 55 and weigh 70 kg. I have suffered from sodium deficiency while in the intensive care unit. My value is now 140 Mmol / l. I drink 1 liter seldom with a sodium content of 71.5m / l a day, plus 2 cups of coffee and a cup of tea. Is that not enough. Kind regards


Editorial staff:
The amount of liquid described is just at the limit. They reach almost 1.5 liters. If you could drink a little more it would be better.

However, a doctor should check whether the sodium status is OK. We cannot assess that from a distance.

Peter Bock, on November 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Thank you for the quick message. My question: Is there a rule of thumb how you can divide the water balance during the day (e.g. 2 liters)? Kind regards


Editorial staff:
It is best to drink a glass of water immediately after getting up, with meals and again in the morning and afternoon.

Layla, on June 15, 2020, 11 p.m.
Hello, I am 21, female & weigh 55 kilos and used to drink very little, but now it has increased to 6-7 liters per day. I've already had diabetes tested, what could be another reason? I'm really thirsty all the time and get headaches incredibly quickly, even if I don't exercise too much (really active 3 hours a week). Does my body just have to get used to drinking less?


Editorial staff:
We cannot provide a remote diagnosis; it is best to talk to your doctor about your strong feeling of thirst. He can arrange a few examinations to rule out a pathological occurrence.

For example, he can check your thyroid function. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism (or the onset of Hashimoto's thyroiditis) may be increased thirst. Usually other symptoms occur, such as sweating, nervousness and weight loss despite a good appetite.

The kidneys, the parathyroid, hormonal disorders, medication or psychological factors can also be causes of a strong feeling of thirst.

Lara, on October 31, 2020, 1:06 pm

My name is lara

And am 16 years old.

For 6 weeks now I've only actually been lying in bed and not walking at all.

But I always have a very, very strong feeling of thirst and drink 5-6 liters a day.

I often drink this crumb of ice cream and juice with a lot of water.

As soon as I eat, I drink a whole pot of water and a whole bottle of juice.

Is that still normal?

Or could it be that I develop a disease?

because I'm always very tired and tired and I haven't run for weeks either

Do you have a tip and do you know what the reason might be?


Editorial staff:
Hello Lara, we urgently recommend that you consult a doctor and research the cause of your weakness and strong feeling of thirst.

There may well be an illness behind this.

Unfortunately, we cannot judge from a distance what it might be. That is what doctors are there to do the appropriate examinations.

Get well!

Celine, on June 2nd, 2020, 5:33 pm
Hello, I am 15 years old and weigh around 60 kilos, I don't even drink a liter a day is that problematic or does it work


Editorial staff:
Hello Celine, a liter a day is already at the lowest limit. It would be better if you managed to drink a little more fluids every day.

Hyuna, on May 8th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Hello. I am 15 years old and female. I weigh around 49 to 50 kilos and I usually drink 3 liters a day without doing any sport, is that still okay?


Editorial staff:
As we have already written here, it is not a problem to consume large amounts of fluids, as long as they are distributed throughout the day and you are otherwise healthy.

Kevin L., on April 22nd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Dear Sirs and Madames,

I am 26 years old, run an average of 8 km 5 times a week and drink 6-8 liters of water a day, otherwise my mouth and throat are extremely uncomfortable.

I would like to reduce my consumption again to prevent the aforementioned "overdosing" of water, but the question on my part is whether my mucous membranes, for example, will get used to the lower amount of water again without taking too high a health risk (the mucous membranes should protect us, for example, from respiratory diseases in the first instance in order to be fully functional, but these must be sufficiently moistened).

This will be more difficult, especially in summer, because apart from the more rapidly rising temperatures, I also work in an air-conditioned office and the air is again particularly dry as a result.

My strategy in this regard would be to simply reduce my consumption step by step every week by 0.5L per day (week 1 7.5L; week 2 7L etc.) until I have reached a good average, between 3 and 4 liters.

Or is it not advisable to do so?

Sincerely, may we all stay healthy.


Editorial staff:
Gradually decreasing the amount of water a little can be a good way to reduce the total fluid intake per day. But if you feel thirsty, then you should satisfy it first.

If the main reason you drink a lot is your dry mouth, it would be useful to research a cause. Constant breathing through the open mouth can be the reason, for example. This could be due to a chronic sinus infection or a lot of stress. Certain medications or illnesses can also lead to dry mouth. In this case we would advise you to consult a doctor.

For a healthy person who does sport, however, 6-8 liters distributed over the day are quite acceptable.

Hendrik Lamping, on April 14th, 2020, 7:33 am
Hello, I recently turned 15 and although I drink about 2 to 2.5 liters a day, no water but a lemonade from a glass bottle ... Is that bad?

Thanks in advance


Editorial staff:
Water and other calorie-free beverages such as unsweetened teas are best. Because of its high sugar content, lemonade does not count as a thirst quencher, but as a "sweet". It is therefore recommended to drink only one serving (approx. 200 ml) a day of lemonades, cola and the like. If you miss some taste in the water, you can also drink juice spritzers. Here the mixing ratio should be 3: 1, i.e. 3 parts water, one part juice.

Clara sauthoff, on April 10th, 2020, 11:57 am
I am 14 years old and don't know how much water to drink a day?


Editorial staff:
At the age of 14 you should drink 1330 ml of water per day.

You can read the guide values ​​for all age groups at the German Nutrition Society (DGE).

M., on April 9th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Good day,

I am in the early pregnancy and have had an insatiable thirst since today. Can I drink as much as I am thirsty or can it be dangerous? I have drunk about 4l so far today. I've always drank a lot, but now I don't want to stop.

28 years, 1.75m, 75kg


Editorial staff:
Normally nothing speaks against drinking a lot during pregnancy - provided your gynecologist does not tell you otherwise.

Pregnant women are recommended to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters a day. During pregnancy, the mother's body also stores a lot of fluid for amniotic fluid, blood plasma, tissue fluid and of course water in the fetus. If you sweat more because of the hormonal changes, this loss of fluid must be compensated for. You should also increase the amount you drink significantly during exercise or in hot temperatures.

Emre Zararsiz, on April 4th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Hello drink 3.5 liters of pure water around the day without doing any sport. I'm 30 years old, is that ok?


Editorial staff:
As we have already written here, it is not a problem to consume large amounts of fluids, as long as they are spread out throughout the day and you are otherwise healthy.

Daniel Schneider, on April 2nd, 2020, 9:39 pm
I am 24 years old and weigh 100kg. I try to drink 2 liters of water every day. Isn't that enough if I consume 1.5 liters of water a day, i.e. 1 bottle? Because the rest is also in food, so I also drink the water with tea during the day. I don't want to force myself to drink the water, even though I actually HAVE to drink water. I need some advice please.



Editorial staff:
Between the ages of 20 and 50, you should consume around 35 ml of liquid per kilogram of body weight. But that already includes the liquid from food and the oxidation water. You should therefore consume 1.5 liters from drinks alone. You can read more about these values ​​at the German Nutrition Society (DGE). With these values, however, no physical activity or warmer outside temperatures etc. are included in the calculation. Therefore, with around 1.5 to 2 liters, you are certainly on the right side. Incidentally, unsweetened tea can also be included in your fluid balance.

Tamara, on March 30th, 2020, 2:47 pm

My husband has been drinking at least 4 liters a day or sometimes more for a few days. Before it was normal 2 to 3 liters, he has 124 kilos. Since he has been drinking so much, he has been going to the bathroom every hour at night. Is that normal?


Editorial staff:
We emphasize drinking larger and larger amounts per day is problematic for healthy people. If your husband is more thirsty than before and therefore drinks more, we recommend discussing this and frequent urination with the doctor.

Diabetes, for example, could be a reason for this.

Helena, on March 10th, 2020, 3:36 pm
It is important to drink water with or without fizzy drinks regularly throughout the day, whether it's office work or work with lots of exercise. That's why I think it's important that the employer provides a drinks machine for his employees. At home I also drink a lot of sparkling water, so my kidneys stay healthy and I feel physically stronger and fitter. Thanks for the information about fluids for the body.


Editorial staff:
From our point of view, tap water, which is generally of very good quality in Germany, also works, at least for water without sparkling water.

Jörg, on 02/02/2020, 8:25 am
Hello, if you drink 2 bottles of beer (a '0.5l) in the evening, can this be included in the liquid balance?


Editorial staff:
Alcohol is not included in the fluid balance, as alcohol causes you to lose even more fluid. This is because alcohol inhibits a hormone that is responsible for retaining water in the body. This hormone is called adiuretin or anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). If this can no longer develop its effect, more water is excreted. This is also the reason why you have to go to the toilet more often after drinking alcohol.

S & # 322; awek, on March 2nd, 2020, 8:16 pm
I am 36 years old and do an hour of jogging 3 times a week and half an hour of gymnastics 3 times a week. How much water do I have to drink per day?


Editorial staff:
If you drink between 1 to 2 liters of water a day and an additional 1 to 1.5 liters on sporty days (depending on how hard you are sweating), you should drink enough fluids.

Tobi, on March 26th, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Reply to the post by S & # 322; awek March 2nd, 2020, 8:16 pm
I always drink 4 liters a day


Editorial staff:
As we have already written here, it is not a problem to consume large amounts of fluids, as long as they are distributed throughout the day and they are otherwise healthy.

Korhan Korhos, on January 24th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Does the water calculation also include coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages?


Editorial staff:
Coffee, black and green tea without sugar can be added to the fluid balance like water. First and foremost, however, they are luxury foods and not thirst quenchers. In adults, nothing speaks against the moderate consumption of 3 to 4 cups per day.

Drinks are supposed to compensate for water loss and quench thirst. Water, herbal and fruit teas without sugar, as well as juice spritzers (1 part juice and 3 parts water) are suitable.

Lemonades, cola and fruit juice drinks, sodas, nectars or iced teas are not ideal as thirst quenchers because they contain a lot of sugar and thus provide a lot of calories. Sugar-sweetened drinks increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Caries is also promoted by the consumption of such drinks.

Light drinks are also not recommended in the long term. Although they contain few or no calories, they can help you get used to the "sweet taste". They also contain sweeteners and often also coloring and flavoring substances.

The body can of course still use the liquid from these drinks, but we do not recommend them for the reasons mentioned above for the permanent coverage of liquid requirements.

Sophie, on January 14th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Hello, I'm 17. And I have to drink a lot during the day, otherwise I get insane headaches. But now I'm almost 7½ liters a day.

Is that bad?


Editorial staff:
This amount is already at the limit of concern, especially since it appears to increase over time. We advise you to get to the bottom of the problem of headache with medical treatment and to research another cause. It is hard to imagine that the amount of fluid alone is responsible for this.

Xhafer, on January 14th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Thanks for the short but informative article.

I drink around 2.2 liters of water between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and another 1 liter between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Is that too much and, on the other hand, too badly distributed?

Or should that not be a problem for a healthy person?


Editorial staff:
This is not a problem, you are welcome to continue like this.

Melli Veit, on January 8th, 2020, 9:01 am
If you are on a soup diet with 3 liters of soup a day, but since you also have to drink, you get 4-5 liters of liquid very quickly. What should you do?


Editorial staff:
As we have already written here, it is not a problem to consume large amounts of fluids, as long as they are distributed throughout the day and they are otherwise healthy. In addition, this is limited in time with a soup diet.

Renate, on November 23rd, 2019, 9:03 pm
Hello, I am 45 years old and have epilepsy. i have to take medication and a common side effect on the package insert is thirst. i'm always very thirsty, drink up to 4 liters of water a day, in summer even more and therefore have to go to the toilet all the time. I do not have diabetes, I do regular blood tests and the glucose value is always in the normal range. the other blood values ​​are also in the normal range. lately my stomach is getting bigger and bigger. can it be that i have a water belly? my brother says it's not normal for me to drink so much.


Editorial staff:
Your thirst can be the side effect of your medication. We would recommend that you speak to your doctor who prescribed the medication again. Perhaps there is another remedy without this side effect that would be suitable for you as well.

We do not assume that you have a "water belly", even if your liver and kidney values ​​in the blood tests were always okay.

Mathieu, on April 12th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Hello, I'm 24 years old, 180cm tall and weigh about 65 kilos. The other day my friend asked me about the fact that I drink a lot more water than she does and how healthy I am. Today I checked exactly how much I actually drink throughout the day. It is 9:22 p.m. and I have been awake since 10:00 a.m. and so far have drunk a good 5 liters of water without counting the liquid in my food intake. By the time I go to sleep it will probably be 7-8 liters (all inclusive). I didn't do any sport today, nor did I sweat. Is that normal? I think I drink so much every day that I work from home. This worries me a little, is it possible that something is wrong with my gastrointestinal tract? Am I drinking so much because I drink Berlin tap water that does not contain the right minerals or too much lime / salts?


Editorial staff:
This amount is actually very high. We recommend that you clarify this with a doctor.

Tamara Neumann, on November 5th, 2019, 2:20 pm
i'm 15 how much do i have to drink


Editorial staff:
You can read the guide values ​​for all age groups at the German Nutrition Society (DGE).

Reisdorf, on September 16, 2019, 8:11 pm
I am 55 years old and weigh 118kg and have a bladder infection. How much do I have to drink every day? I also take medication for the thyroid gland


Editorial staff:
The normal fluid requirement at your age and weight is around 2.5 liters per day.

If you have bladder infections, a larger amount is recommended to flush the urinary tract and bladder.The general recommendations are around 2 liters per day.

It would be good if you reached your individually recommended amount of fluids, as your urinary tract would then be well flushed.

However, we would recommend discussing this more closely with your treating doctor, also with regard to your thyroid disease.

Katrin, on September 4th, 2019, 7:00 am
How much should children at the age of 2 drink a day?


Editorial staff:
At that age, children should drink around 800 ml of fluid. The exact values ​​can be found in the table "Guide values ​​for the supply of water".

Rolf, on August 27th, 2019, 10:24 pm
I think that drinking too much only happens if you are pursuing a goal, for example drinking 4 liters a day. If you do this by force, it's not healthy. But if you feel thirsty for it, it's fine.


Editorial staff:
In principle you are right. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that a permanently excessive feeling of thirst should first be medically clarified in order to avoid causal illnesses such as e.g. Rule out diabetes.

Karo, on August 23rd, 2019, 11:32 pm
Hello. Tall, very overweight, yet athletic. Should drink up to 6 liters with my weight. I'm happy when I manage 2-2.5 liters. 6 I find a lot and exaggerated. Is it true that the more weight you have, the more you should drink?


Editorial staff:
The more body weight, the greater the need for water. That is absolutely true. However, 6 liters also seem a bit too high to us. In the table "Guide values ​​for the intake of water", in the right column, you will find the amount of liquid that you should ingest through solid and liquid food per kg of body weight. Depending on the age, this is between 30 and 40 ml / kg per day. For example, if you weigh 120 kg, that would be 4200 ml of liquid for 35 ml. From this you can easily subtract one liter of liquid from solid food and oxidation water (see text). In the end you will get about 3 liters / day.

Mara R., on August 15, 2019, 11:36 pm

I am 18 years old and drink + -3 liters of water per day and about 1 liter at night. This has only been the case for a few months. In the past year, I almost exclusively had an unhealthy diet due to the high level of stress. Could my increased water intake be related to possible diabetes due to poor diet? So far I have not been able to find any precise information on this ...


Editorial staff:
Diabetes mellitus could be a cause of increased thirst and increased urination.

It would be important that you have this clarified with your family doctor as soon as possible. He will take blood from you in the fasted state so that your fasting blood sugar, but also the long-term blood sugar value HbA1c, can be determined. If these values ​​are incorrect, a diabetologist will do further tests.

In any case, it would be important that you reduce your stress as much as possible, improve your diet and do sports. Type 2 diabetes mellitus can in many cases be successfully combated by this alone, without the need to take tablets.

Adrian Fröhling, on August 12th, 2019, 3:03 pm

I am a student, 23 years old and weigh 75 kg. I try to drink 2.5 liters of water every day.

How much should you drink per hour (as a guideline)?


Editorial staff:
It would be ideal if the body's permanent loss of fluids (via the skin and lungs) were balanced out relatively evenly. If you convert the amount you drink from 2.5 liters per day to a waking time of 16 hours, this would be around 160 ml (i.e. one glass or mug) per hour.

It is also not a problem for our body if you drink more irregularly. Our body has many mechanisms to compensate for an uneven supply.

Fabian M., on July 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm

What about when you have a very slight underactive thyroid (have been taking a tablet of iodide once a day for a few weeks). Does this affect hydration in any way?


Editorial staff:
Adequate fluid intake is important in the case of an underactive thyroid. But you do not have an extra need for fluids.

Jxxllx, on July 15th, 2019, 9:52 pm
I am almost 15 years old, female, 1.67m tall and weigh about 63kg. In addition I drink about 2 to 2.2 liters of water a day (maybe 2-3dl soft drinks, but only rarely (about a day of 14). My father said it could be too much fluid for me and my body proportions, which is why I just Wanted to find out whether 2.2 liters a day is too much liquid for the mass specified above?


Editorial staff:
For your age, 1.5 liters of water per day is also a guideline. But if you drink 2.2 liters a day, that's fine for your size. It's nice that you rarely drink lemonade. You should keep doing it that way.

Helef, on July 4th, 2019, 4:33 pm
I drink 5 liters a day how does it look like. Can i get problem?


Editorial staff:
As we already wrote in the comment from 03/27/19, the fluid requirement is very individual. Even larger amounts spread over the day can be excreted via the kidneys without any problems. The prerequisite for this is that you are healthy and that you do not drink very large quantities within a few hours.

Gloria, on June 17th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Um I'm 13 1.54cm and drink about one or half a cup a day what can bad happen?


Editorial staff:
Even at your age, you should definitely drink more than half a cup or a cup a day. As a guideline for your age, about 1.4 liters per day applies. You can read more closely about the guideline values ​​from the German Nutrition Society (DGE).

If there is a lack of fluid, water is increasingly withdrawn from the blood and tissue, and the blood "thickens". As described in the text: If too little is drunk, this becomes noticeable through the restriction of physical and mental performance.

For example, headaches, poor concentration, reduced physical performance or constipation can occur.

Older people and also children are particularly affected.

Edyt Lehrke, on June 9th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Hello, I am 58 years old 1.70 m tall and weigh 52 kg I drink 3 liters a day many say that would be too much that would be harmful I am completely healthy and have nothing in the thyroid gland that my body if I drink so much I thank you now for the answer


Editorial staff:
Three liters of water a day are not a problem, especially if you have healthy kidneys (!).

ralf, on 04/03/2019, 00:07
https://www.fitforfun.de/news/von-wegen-zwei-liter-wie-viel-wasser-soll-man-real- trinken-311587.html


Editorial staff:
Thank you for your link. We can fully agree with the content of the article. Our recommendation of around 1.5 liters of liquid per day is a guideline. As we have already written in our article, the need for fluids is also met through food. For example, those who eat a lot of watery fruit no longer have to drink so much.

Older people feel less thirsty. It's nice that this was mentioned in the article. You can also get into the habit of getting by with little fluids. It's not always healthy.

We do not recommend relying solely on your thirst. Because you can also wean yourself from feeling thirsty. We therefore give guidelines.

Peter Gehrer, on March 27th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Well, what now, - how much is actually too much, that is not addressed specifically enough here ?!

I drink an average of 8 liters of mineral water a day and my doctor said that this is not necessarily a problem as I have no heart or other diseases that would speak against it.


But when I read this here, I really get the impression that I could "harm" myself with it, because of the salts etc.!?

I am looking forward to your response from the editorial team ...


Editorial staff:
The need for fluids is very individual. Therefore there is no general "too much" liquid. As we have already written in our article and your doctor has also told you, you can drink 8 liters per day because you are physically healthy. You should distribute this amount over the day in any case.

The problem with healthy people is the "too little" fluid. Many have difficulty getting enough fluids each day.

Linda Mill, on March 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm
I currently live in Cochabamba (Bolivia) do the same recommendations apply?


Editorial staff:
In warmer to hot temperatures, the body loses more fluid through the skin. You can therefore drink two liters or more every day.

Christiane Koschinski, on March 16, 2019, 4:34 pm
I'm 53 years old, I always drank too little. I often had dizziness, headaches and tiredness. Now I drink more.

What do you think, is 1.5 Ltd enough?


Editorial staff:
If you feel better with 1.5 liters per day, then the amount is sufficient, otherwise you can increase it to 2 - 2.5 liters. However, discuss the symptoms with your doctor as they can have a variety of causes.

Günter Fleischmann, on March 11th, 2019, 4:02 pm
i am 70 years old how much water do i need to drink


Editorial staff:
The same applies to you, as described in the text. 1.5 liters of water are sufficient on average.

Marion, on March 10th, 2019, 7:39 pm
How much do I have to drink during the day? I work in outpatient care, do sport 1-2 times a week and drink about 1 to 2 liters of water a day DD


Editorial staff:
In outpatient care, there is certainly a lot of physical strain. Even if you don't sweat heavily during work, the body still loses more fluid when you exert yourself. It would therefore be good to drink two rather than one liter a day on a regular basis. On the sporty days it can be a little more. You have definitely not drunk enough if the urine is very concentrated (dark yellow to brown). A darker color is normal in the morning, but urine should be light yellow during the day.

Ingeborg RichterZFAKEC, on November 6th, 2018, 5:20 pm
I'm 92 how much do I have to drink?


Editorial staff:
Dear Ms. Richter, even at your age, basically the same guidelines apply as for younger people. It should be between 1.3 and 1.5 liters per day at least.

"InForm" wrote a nice review article on the topic of "Drinking in Old Age".

Friedel Schmid, on March 29th, 2016, 3:20 pm
This is very interesting. Who would have thought that you can drink too much water?