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Is drinking too much water toxic?


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Answered 2012-12-10 08:21:53

Yes, drinking too much water can be toxic - except it is very hard to drink too much fresh, clean water to be able to die. Normal healthy people would need to drink on the order of 20 liters per day for it to be toxic but people with some medical problems, particularly the elderly and very young, can get toxic on much lesser amounts. Also people with psychiatric disorders, most notably schizophrenia.

Drinking too much water is called polydipsia. This, as well as several other processes, can cause low blood concentrations of sodium, which is known as (dilutional) hyponatremia.

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2021-05-25 21:16:49

NO, water is always healthy but your right you can throw up from it

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Donovan Daniel
Answered 2020-12-16 00:38:26

Just remember these questions usually all produce the same answers, yes. Doing too much of anything can be toxic for the human body. Eating too much , drinking too much , smoking too much , exercising too much, etc. The human body is built on balance and routine, and consuming a major amount of water lets just assume 20+ liters can put your body all out of whack and lead to serious illness or death. While is this common? Not exactly but it's not impossible and can mostly be found when people are doing some sort of precise in very hot places and over compensate on their water intake.

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MHMW101
Answered 2021-04-10 01:49:19

Balance (moderation) is the key to harmony in everything. Excess and scarcity is harmful in all things.

Ideally one should drink around 4โ€“5 liters of water everyday. Drinking too much water is harmful. It will lead to bloating and stomach ache. it is more dangerous if you drink it in short span of time. One should drink only that much water as a healthy person needs.

Drinking too little can cause water intoxication, which causes fluid and discomfort of the blood in the body. This condition decreases the levels of sodium in your body, causing diseases, weight loss, problems, expulsion and inflammation of the brain at times.

Our urine color is a simple and effective indicator of water needs of our body. If it is colorless, then we have sufficient water in our body for it to function properly. If not then we need to drink water to make it so.

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Answered 2021-02-11 01:00:11

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lesa grees
Answered 2021-01-29 00:48:26

Water is this thing that you cannot hold in your hand, this water if you hold it, escape from you, that which you can't comprehend by its color, smell, or taste, and despite this, you're keen on it and can't live without it.

We drink water, put it in food, wash our clothes, vegetables, fruits and everything with it, even the car, wash it with water, water the plants with it, I will be able to not count the uses of water as all people know its uses, but does everyone know its value and importance?

one of the best blessings of God is that we've to form water an abundant and not rare element, which is why people ignore it, They are only impressed and appreciated by rare things.

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tmiller16
Answered 2020-12-24 14:33:59

Yes. But the water itself is not toxic, unless it contains one or more contaminants. The negative effects of drinking too much water come in another manner.

Your body requires a number of important salts and minerals to function properly; these are known as "electrolytes", and they help your muscles and nerves to function normally, as well as many other things.

Now imagine adding a teaspoon of salt to a glass of water. The salt represents the correct amount of electrolytes in your body, while the water is all the blood and other fluids in your body. If you add too much water, the concentration of the salt becomes too low. In the body, this means that while your fluid volume increases from drinking the water, your electrolyte volume stays the same: the electrolytes are now more widely distributed in your body fluids, preventing them from performing their normal functions effectively.

The condition that results can is termed either Hypovolaemia (which basically means "to much volume"), or Dilutional Hyponatremia (which basically means "too much fluid and too little sodium").

Under normal circumstances, a normal human being doesn't need to worry about drinking too much, because your body's thirst regulators and volume control systems have the amount of water that you drink under control. There are however a few situations where you need to be careful: after you've run a long distance, like a marathon, or had a long intense workout session. Don't go drinking large amounts of water all at once after that, rather have small amounts every few minutes. People with a condition known as congestive heart failure also need to watch their fluid intake. Very rarely, if you force yourself to drink more water than you need, to the point where you're uncomfortable, this can cause a problem. In general though, if you're healthy, just listen to your body, and remember that problems from drinking too little water are far more frequent than problems from drinking too much water.

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Anthony Jones
Answered 2020-07-21 16:36:11

The problem is called “water intoxication”, though it is rare. It is most often seen in soldiers or athletes who are physically active in a hot environment and overcompensate on their water intake. In extreme cases, it can lead to death.

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When you drink too much water, it dilutes the blood and in particular the electrolytes in the blood, like sodium and potassuum ion. It’s that sodium that controls the fluid balance between the inside and outside of your cells. When too much liquid enters the cells, they can swell, which is particularly dangerous in the brain. The first symptoms are headache, nausea, and/or vomiting, and it gets worse from there. You want to get to a hospital.

(That’s one reason why so-called sports drinks—not “energy drinks”—usually contain added electrolytes to compensate for the electrolyte dilution in the blood. Most people do not need sports drinks.)

However, it is hard to drink that much water accidentally, except for the instances mentioned earlier. For most people, staying hydrated, especially in hot, dry weather when you don’t notice thirst as easily, is the greater problem.

How much is too much? That depends on your body mass and how quickly you drink the water (or other beverage). A reasonable rule of thumb is to limit water consumption to about a quart (or liter) per hour. But that’s just a rule of thumb.

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Drink when you’re thirsty, but not large quantities in a short time. Pay attention to the color of your urine. It should be light, straw yellow, not dark yellow.

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ysun
Answered 2020-07-02 08:06:28

However, drinking too much water can also be dangerous. Overhydration can lead to water intoxication. This occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. Hyponatremia is a condition in which sodium (salt) levels become dangerously low.

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Hossein masoomi
Answered 2021-05-15 15:27:47

Yes, but it needs a lot of water! It's better to drink some juice or salt solution between drinking huge amounts of water.

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2021-05-17 05:05:42

good answer, thxx

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