Thursday, March 12, 2020

Green Water Technologies | Water And The Coronavirus

Green Water Technologies

As the world struggles to grasp the first true pandemic of our lifetime, there have been many myths going around about the novel coronavirus. According to Green Water Technologies, many of these revolve around water. Here, company representatives clear up a few misconceptions.

Is it true that drinking water will push the virus into your stomach and that from there your stomach acids will kill it?

No, this is an unfortunate myth that can wrongly give people hope. The fluids sloshing around your stomach can’t kill coronavirus or, according to Green Water Technologies, any other germ, such as those responsible for the common cold or flu.

If you drink too much water and get a runny nose, you only have a cold, right?

This is again not correct. A runny nose is a common symptom of coronavirus. But, as Green Water Technologies explains, it’s also a sign of everything from allergies to brain fluid leakage. If you have a runny nose, that does not mean that you are overhydrated. What it does mean, however, is likely that your body is trying to fight something off. Chances are, if a runny nose is your only symptom, you are not significantly ill. You should still avoid public places and, according to CDC recommendations, gatherings of more than 10 people.

But it’s true that drinking a lot of water will prevent infection. Isn’t it?

Green Water Technologies stresses that this is also not true. While drinking water is one of the most important things you can do for your health, you cannot drown out coronavirus. Water does help you stay healthy, and it keeps every cell in your body hydrated. This means you may be able to fight off infections more efficiently. Even though drinking water doesn’t prevent sickness, it is still a good idea to drink your eight glasses every day.

If I get a fever, should I drink more water?

Yes. When your body is warmer than usual, you will dehydrate much quicker. Green Water Technologies notes this is also true when you have diarrhea or are vomiting. If you come down with the coronavirus, you may need to drink more water each day to compensate for your symptoms.


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