A 19-year-old female asked:
what will drinking to much water do to your body?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gerry Tolbert answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Can Be Dangerous: Typically, if you have good working kidneys and don't consume gallons of water without also eating something with some salt, your body will process the water into urine pretty efficiently. If you do consume large volumes of water without nutrients or salt or if you have certain medical conditions, too much water can cause low sodium in the blood, which can lead to brain swelling and even death.
Answered on Jun 29, 2012
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