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Can you get diarrhea by drinking too much water

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Watery is generally well absobed. If you had water toxicity, drank so much water you lowered serum your sodium to a dangerous level, you potentially ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Generally no: The body has mechanisms to get rid of the excess water, but under certain conditions - if it is taken in very rapidly or in certain disease states, it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus
49 years experience Holistic Medicine
Water intoxication: This is a rare phenomena and can occur during excessive loss of fluids from vigorous exercise and then drinking large amounts of water without electro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Varies: Depends on your weight , how much salt you consume and medications you are taking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Water: No. You can disturb your electrolyte balance by drinking more than a couple gallons per day. But even excessive water drinking will cause increased ur ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
It may be: Due to the plastic coming out of the multiple bottles. Pure water does not cause constipation.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
You can get: too much sugar into your system if you drink excessive amounts of orange juice, especially if it is canned, not fresh. You can also get excessive aci ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jin Packard
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
1-2 gallons; depends: Quickly drinking lots of water will lower one's blood sodium (salt) level, affecting the brain and heart. The exact amount of water needed to cause da ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends upon several things. If you are doing strenuous exercise or working in a hot environment then you will need more water. For most people dri ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Why would you do this?
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Dr. Clara Chlon
9 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 4 ounces.: I would not recommend no more than 2-4 oz of water per day for an infant that age. You would not need to worry about intoxication with volumes that s ... Read More
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