Danger Of Water Fasting If Done For 4 Days?

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what are the dangers of a water fasting diet if done for more than 4 days? Can it cause severe illness such as colon cancer, etc.? thanks.

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Hi Kehila,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Water fasting diet is actually still not much researched until now. This diet is claimed by the perpetrators to help you lose weight drastically in a short time. Imagine, this diet requires the culprit to not consume anything except water. Usually, this diet is carried out in a span of 24 to 72 hours.


You need to know beforehand, that to carry out its functions properly, our bodies not only need water, but also other sources of nutrition. The time limit that can be tolerated by the body in doing this diet pattern can also be different, depending on age, gender, activities undertaken and a history of the illness. Therefore, this condition is clearly not generalized to everyone.


There are various possible risks that can arise if you follow this diet for a long time, including:


Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Loss of muscle mass

Dehydration (lack of fluids), and so on

The various potential hazards above can occur in mild to severe levels, and can even lead to death. Not yet known is the direct link between this diet pattern with the incidence of colon cancer. However, looking at the risks of the harmful effects mentioned above, we do not recommend that you follow this dietary pattern, especially without first consulting your health condition to your doctor or a nutritionist.


If indeed you want to lose weight, you should take a more healthy and realistic way, for example by exercising more discipline, managing your diet, avoiding alcohol consumption, sleeping regularly, and always living a healthy lifestyle.


Hope this helps ...

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