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Drinking too much water

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: It is possible to overhydrate yourself with too much water. I saw this in a patient who had severe anxiety and was compulsively and constantly drinkin ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Salt a bigger issue: If you have normal kidney function, your kidneys can discard excessive fluids you might drink. The bigger issue for water retention is salt intake wh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It can be: There is a great deal of controversy on how much water people generally need, but it depends on the climate and how much physical activity you engage ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
You CAN drink ...: too much water, but it is difficult to do. Normally functioning kidneys will simply remove excess water from the blood. Extremes are cited, like drin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Drinking excessive amount of water over a short time can cause serious problem. It can lead to water intoxication, low sodium level, mental status cha ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Too much of Anything: Even too much oxygen causes problems. Hyponatraemia, or low sodium is the problem that kills ya. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/water_intoxication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: drinking too much water can be serious. can't judge your risk based on info provided but if you are feeling compelled to drink water and thirst never ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Half gallon fluid a day on average. If a lot more, see your doc.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
It is possible: That you can upset your electrolyte balance if you drink too much water... You can become hyponatremic ( low in salt).. Usually results from exces ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Overhydration can dilute down your sodium levels (and other electrolytes) leading to cognitive impairment and even siezures.
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