Why do I get thirsty after drinking hydrogen water?

With the increasing public understanding of hydrogen medicine, people's enthusiasm for using hydrogen health products such as drinking hydrogen water and inhaling hydrogen continues to increase, and the scale of people using hydrogen is getting larger and larger, and many people have a variety of effective experiences because of the use of hydrogen. For example, drinking hydrogen water has improved years of constipation, inhaling hydrogen has solved long-term insomnia, and many people's blood lipids, blood sugar and blood pressure have quietly improved, and hydrogen has continued to surprise users. But at the same time, there are some strange feelings. For example, some people find that drinking hydrogen water will feel dry and thirsty. What is the reason?

Drinking hydrogen water is a bit thirsty against our instincts. Because drinking water can quench your thirst, you can get thirsty only by drinking salt water. Drinking hydrogen water is not salt water. How can you be thirsty. Of course not everyone is thirsty from drinking hydrogen water. However, many people say that drinking hydrogen water will make them thirsty, and the higher the concentration of hydrogen, the more severe the thirst. Someone once found in animal experiments that the amount of water that animals drink hydrogen water greatly exceeds the amount of ordinary water. I believe that animals who are thirsty will not tell the experimenters that they can only express their feelings by drinking more water. In fact, it should be mouth. thirsty.

To understand thirst, we must first understand a concept, that is, the osmotic pressure of the solution, which refers to the attraction of the solute particles in the solution to water. The osmotic pressure of the solution depends on the number of solute particles per unit volume of the solution: the more solute particles, the higher the concentration of the solution, the greater the attraction to water, and the higher the osmotic pressure of the solution; conversely, the fewer solute particles, that is, The lower the concentration of the solution, the weaker the attraction to water and the lower the osmotic pressure of the solution. The osmotic pressure in body tissues is related to the content of inorganic salts and protein. The osmotic pressure produced by inorganic salts is called crystal osmotic pressure, and the osmotic pressure produced by biological macromolecules such as proteins is called colloidal osmotic pressure. Among the various inorganic salt ions that make up the extracellular fluid, Na+ and Cl- have obvious advantages in content, and more than 90% of the osmotic pressure of the extracellular fluid comes from Na+ and Cl-.

Water is an important substance that composes the human body, accounting for about 60 to 70% of the body's mass. It forms the human body environment in various tissues of the human body, and plays a protective and lubricating effect on the human body. Water is widely involved in the body's digestion, absorption, circulation and other material metabolism processes, maintains the normal osmotic pressure of body fluids, and maintains blood volume. The adjustment process of water is mainly reflected in two indicators of blood crystal osmotic pressure and blood volume, involving the central nervous system and kidneys. The central nervous system is responsible for feeling the lack of water or electrolyte balance, while the kidneys are responsible for excretion of certain metabolic waste products. It also has an important function to regulate the balance of water and osmotic pressure. We simply understand this function of the central nervous system as the thirst center, which can sensitively sense the crystal osmotic pressure of body fluids.

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When the human body lacks water, the concentration of inorganic salt ions is high, which is manifested by high osmotic pressure. This signal can be felt by the central thirst center, and the brain will feel thirsty, which will cause the action of drinking water. This condition is more common when you sweat a lot, such as high temperature or fever in summer.

If you eat too much salt, the same salt ion concentration will of course be high, which also manifests as a high osmotic pressure. This situation is felt by the central thirst center. It is understood as a lack of water and needs to be supplemented with water. This can achieve the purpose of diluting the salt in the body. And can help excretion.

If there is a lack of water and too much salt loss at the same time, although there is a lack of water and salt, the osmotic pressure may not rise. It is clear that the water shortage will not be felt by the central nervous system, and you will not feel thirsty. This condition is more common in severe vomiting, diarrhea, heavy bleeding or extensive burns. This is a serious problem that requires timely treatment.

Why do I feel thirsty after drinking hydrogen water? There are relatively few studies in this area, and it is difficult to answer at present, but according to the relevant research of gas medicine, this situation may be due to the special osmotic pressure effect produced by gas. Gas dissolved in water is also a kind of solution, and it also has the effect of osmotic pressure, but because the cell membrane lacks barriers to non-polar gases such as hydrogen and oxygen, the gas is very easy to cross the cell, and under normal circumstances there will be no difference in osmotic pressure inside and outside the cell. . However, the above-mentioned gas entering the cell membrane is currently considered to pass through gas channels. If the number of gas channels is small, there may be a difference in gas osmotic pressure inside and outside the cell. Of course, when drinking hydrogen water, hydrogen is quickly absorbed by the digestive tract, resulting in the concentration of hydrogen in the blood. Transient high concentration, this high concentration forms a transient osmotic pressure change, which affects the thirst osmotic pressure receptors in the brain and produces the sensation of thirst. If you want to prove the existence of this phenomenon, you can use other inert gases to make a gas solution and give people a drink to see if there is a similar behavior. In addition, this behavior will quickly disappear due to the rapid drop in hydrogen concentration.

Of course, there is also a possibility that hydrogen gas affects the secretion of oral salivary glands. If the secretion of saliva decreases, dry mouth can also cause thirst. If this is the case, the possible cause is that hydrogen has an effect on the gland's secretion itself or the nerves that innervate the gland.

We lack a comprehensive understanding of thirst caused by hydrogen water, and we have no targeted research on the causes of this phenomenon. In order to study this phenomenon, it is necessary to fully understand the characteristics of this phenomenon, such as who is prone to thirst, how much and how much hydrogen water is consumed, the duration of thirst, whether it can be relieved by drinking water, and so on. This phenomenon can also be repeated through animal experiments, and the reasons for this phenomenon can be explored and studied. Under the current circumstances, I just make a simple analysis based on my personal understanding. On the one hand, I will give you an explanation. On the other hand, I hope to attract the attention of researchers and provide suggestions for the next step of research.

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