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How much water does F0 need to drink per day?

Water is indispensable in the daily activities of every normal person. For COVID-19 patients, this is even more important.

The body can lose a lot of water during the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, especially with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Therefore, it is very important to maintain a stable amount of water in the body. On the contrary, drinking too much water is also very dangerous because when it exceeds the filtering capacity of the kidneys, it will lead to an imbalance of sodium in the blood, which can damage the brain and body. This condition is called water intoxication.

How much water does F0 need to drink per day?  - first

Normally a healthy person needs to drink about 25 to 30 ml of water per kg of body weight per day to stay hydrated. For example, a person weighing 60 kg would need to drink at least 1.5 liters (6 cups) of water per day, while a person weighing 80 kg would need to drink 2 liters (8 cups).

The body can also lose water under certain circumstances – such as sweating in hot weather, exercising or having a fever, or diarrhea and vomiting, etc. In this case, drink more than the recommended amount to avoid dehydration.

When the body has a fever (a key symptom of COVID-19), it is necessary to drink an additional 500 ml (2 cups) of water per day. When the person has diarrhea or vomiting, the person should make sure to drink extra fluids to make up for the lost fluid.

Plain water is the best option, but if the patient feels lightheaded and has trouble drinking plain water, hot drinks and high-calorie beverages, such as smoothies and non-skimmed milk, are also good options. In particular, in case of fever should drink oresol to rehydrate and electrolytes.

In addition, the World Health Organization also recommends that:

It is best to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.

– Can drink water or fruit and vegetables with a lot of water

Avoid excessive use of caffeinated beverages, soft drinks, high-sugar or concentrated fruit juices, carbonated drinks, and syrups.

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