DOH official recommends drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily amid hot weather conditions

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, May 1, said that an "average" individual should consume eight to 10 glasses of water daily due to hot weather conditions.

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"Sa average na tao, sa pangkaraniwang tao, meron tayong recommendations: typically, seven to eight glasses. Pero sa mga panahon ngayon, walang problema kung tumaas tayo ng eight to 10 glasses," DOH Spokesperson Assistant Secretary Albert Domingo said in an interview in DZBB Super Radyo.

(For the average person, for the common person, we have recommendations: typically, seven to eight glasses. But in these times, there is no problem if we increase it to eight to 10 glasses.)

However, this recommendation will not be applicable to people with certain diseases like kidney and heart diseases.

"Because there are people who shouldn't drink too much water, if you're undergoing dialysis, if you have kidney disease, heart disease," Domingo said.

"Our doctor, the nephrologists, gave us a warning. They have fluid restrictions, so those need to be followed," he added.

He also urged the public to constantly monitor the color of their urine. 

Domingo noted that "If the urine is colorless, it means we're well hydrated." 

However, if it becomes greenish or yellowish, or if it's a bright yellow, it indicates a shortage of water and should "drink more water."

He then said that if the urine turns out to be red, "you need to go to the ER (emergency room)" because that might indicate a problem.