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Drink More Warm Water – Expert

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By Felix Kuyinu 

A medical practitioner has advised on more intake of warm water, stating the drinking chilled water due to the prevailing hot weather condition is an act dangerous to healthy living.

The expert, Dr. Akintunde Falola, disclosed that consuming chilled water  can lead to serious heart related complications and other health problems.

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Falola also explained that drinking extremely cold water increases the chances of a sore throat and nasal congestion alongside contraction of blood vessels, which in turn disturbs healthy digestion.

The Cardiologist noted that such act, especially after a meal, leads to extra mucus building up in the respiratory tract and exposes it to a variety of inflammatory infections.

“Many adults, particularly those in tropical regions, are at risk of developing arrhythmia and cardiac arrest due to drinking chilled water,” Falola said.

“The cold temperature constricts blood vessels and forces the heart to work harder to maintain proper blood circulation.

“Consuming cold water has been linked to high blood pressure and an increased heart rate, gastrointestinal distress including indigestion and cramps. It can also weaken the immune system and decrease resistance to disease.”

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He revealed that such occurrence can lead to potential organ damage and an increased risk of cardiac arrest, particularly in those with pre-existing heart conditions.

Fashola went further disclosing that consuming chilled water can not only affect the heart but also lead to a weakened immune system, which makes the body more susceptible to diseases.

Reacting in like terms, Dr. Emmanuel Ifeajuna, a public health physician, urged Nigerians to be mindful of their drinking habits.

Ifeajuna said that, “In these instances, it’s vital to ensure that the body’s core temperature remains regulated and stable, which can help to prevent unnecessary stress on the heart or other vital organs.

He added, “Those who are already at a higher risk of heart-related issues should exercise caution and avoid exposing themselves to any unnecessary strain on their hearts. Chilled water can also cause gastrointestinal distress, such as cramps, bloating, and indigestion.

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“This is because cold water can slow down metabolism and interfere with the body’s ability to properly digest food, which can lead to digestive issues.”

The physician also disclosed that drinking chilled water can lead to dental issues such as tooth sensitivity, making it difficult to chew or drink.

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