Some of the most common symptoms with many lung conditions include increased mucus production, increased lung tissue inflammation and dry airways. Though many lung conditions are currently incurable, making sure that you’re drinking enough water every day may help to reduce the severity of your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
What Should Your Daily Fluid Goals Be?
Your appropriate level of fluid intake is something that’s slightly different for every person. This difference is due to the fact that individual characteristics such as weight, physical activity level, your environment, and other factors all affect how much water you should be drinking.
You may have heard somewhere that the average adult should be drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. However, according to information from the Mayo Clinic, this standard may be lower than you actually need.
In fact, this source states that your average daily fluid goal should be about 3.7 liters or about fifteen 8 ounce cups if you’re a man or about 2.7 liters or approximately eleven 8 ounce cups if you’re a woman. To find out what your personal daily fluid goal should be, you should consider talking with your doctor about it.
Why Reaching Your Daily Fluid Goal Is Helpful
If you’re a person living with a chronic lung condition, then reaching your daily fluid goal may be very helpful for maintaining a high quality of life and potentially reducing the symptoms of your condition.
What you may not be aware of is that your lungs are made up of 83% water. Therefore, when you don’t meet your daily fluid goal, you’re exposing yourself to dehydration that may draw vital water from your lung tissues and may reduce your lung function even further.
Some other reasons to try hard to meet your daily fluid goals include the fact that having enough water may help your body to:
- Thin out your mucus secretions
- More effectively remove toxins from your body
- Reduce the level of inflammation in your lung tissues
- Keep your airways from feeling dry
For all of these reasons, you should consider setting and meeting your personal daily fluid goal if you have a lung condition.
Daily Fluid Goals Are a Key Part of Wellness Plans from the Lung Health Institute
The team of medical professionals at the Lung Health Institute knows that many factors contribute to your ability to maintain the highest possible quality of life. That is why our team has developed three levels of our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ (AI² ™)
that includes components such as nutrition, daily fluid goals, physical activity and more.
Take the next step to find relief. Contact Lung Health Institute today for more information or to schedule a free consultation at 855-882-1292.