Drinking plenty of fluids when you're feeling sick is essential for several reasons.

Aids digestion: When you're sick, your body is working hard to fight off infection, which can take a toll on your digestive system. Drinking fluids helps keep your digestive tract moving, preventing constipation and promoting nutrient absorption.

Lowers blood pressure: Fever, one of the common symptoms of illness, can cause a temporary rise in blood pressure. Drinking fluids helps dilate blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation.

Thins mucus: Staying hydrated helps loosen mucus secretions, making it easier to cough up mucus and clear congestion. This can help relieve a stuffy nose, sore throat, and chest congestion.

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Supports kidney function: Your kidneys play a vital role in filtering waste products from your body. When you're sick, your kidneys may need to work harder to remove toxins and excess fluids. Drinking fluids helps your kidneys function properly and flushes out toxins.

Prevents dehydration: When you're sick, you may lose fluids through sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. This can lead to dehydration, which can worsen your symptoms and make you feel more miserable. Drinking fluids helps replenish lost fluids and prevent dehydration.

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