Medical practitioner says dehydration causes memory loss
Dr Jide Owolana, the Chief Medical Director, Living Standard Hospital, Benin, said on Monday that severe dehydration could lead to memory loss.
Owolana, who spoke in an interview with Newsmen in Benin, expressed concerns over the consumption of soft drinks and alcohol in place of water at every meal by some Nigerians.
The medical expert while reiterating the importance of water said “women are to drink 90 ounces (11 cups) of water per day while men take 125 ounces (16 cups) per day.’’
He however said that the recommended water consumption could vary based on age, weight, sex and the climate.
The Chief Medical Director said that dehydration could cause mood swings, reduce cognitive and motor skills, memory loss and made one more sensitive to pain.
He said that frequent consumption of water provide energy; promote healthy weight management and weight loss.
The medical expert also said that drinking enough water flushes out toxins, improve complexion, and prevent headache, cramps and sprains.
He advised the public to drink a lot of water to avoid such to stay fit and healthy.
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