Water is the main source of life on earth. All living organisms need water to survive. Human body continuously needs water to perform all the activities and functions.
It consists of 50-70% water. Therefore you can judge how necessary water is for your body.Water can be assimilated in your body only by drinking, and there are some guidelines also how to drink water.
Frequently one question has been asked is it wrong to drink water while standing. Find out its answer below.
Harmfull Effects Of Drinking Water While Standing
Water has some nutrients which are distributed in our body by several organs before entering the stomach. There are some filters which filter the impurities of water before it does mix in blood or enter to the bladder.
All these filters get a contract when you are in a standing position and open properly in a sitting position. Therefore when you intake water in a standing position, it goes directly to the stomach in a force. As a result, it causes some terrible diseases:
When water directly enters the stomach in a force, it does mix with the acids present in the stomach without filtration and hit against the cardiac sphincter which gives you an acidic sensation.
Due to the ingestion of water, stomach muscles get spasm too. As a result, it causes COLLIC pain in the cavities of the stomach and stomach pain too.
A person in a standing position sometimes became unable to maintain a steady and safe position to drink water slowly.As a result, it disturbs the balance of other body fluids and causes deficiency of required fluid in your joints known as Arthritis.This may be a cause if incurable joint pain if you will continue this wrong position of water intake.
In a standing position, the sympathetic system of your body gets activated. For what the system constantly works to retain all the muscles and to maintain the body balance. So when you take water in this position, it creates tension in the nerves of your body. As a result, you will feel nervous without any cause. Your anxiety level will be increased.
When you intake water in a standing position, water passes through the kidneys without proper filtration. The impurities present in water get to gather in the bladder and get mix with blood which causes the damage of kidneys. If it continues, kidneys became failure to filter waste products from the blood and get damaged. If unrecognized or untreated, the kidney failure may develop into life-threatening circumstances.
When you intake water in a standing position, it directly hits the lower part of the esophagus strongly and leads to dilation and relaxation of the sphincter that connects the esophagus and stomach.This finally leads to a medical condition known as “GERD”: GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease. It is a digestive disorder which may lead to serious medical treatment.
6. Feeling Thirsty
Your stomach has a volume of water intake to one and a half liter. So In a standing position, it is not easy and comfortable to take more or adequate water which your body needs as it doesn’t set in the liver to distribute to several parts and the cavities of the stomach. Therefore you will feel thirsty quickly and the quench if thirst will not fulfill too.
In Ayurveda, it was found before 25000 B.C about the demerits of drinking water in a standing position.
Our parents do advice too to drink water by sitting. Now science has proved that too. So just following a simple way we can avoid so many diseases.
Drink as much as water you want but don’t gulp it down in a large volume, take a sip of it. Don’t drink water immediately after eating.