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How much water does it take for a person to get water intoxication?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size of the person and the rate of ingestion but somewhere in range of four to six liters in a short period of time can substantially drop sodium level.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How much water does it take to get water intoxication?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Salt: Enough water intake to drop your serum sodium acutely to 120 or less should do the trick. By the way, this kind of "intoxication" isn't fun. It could be deadly.
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How much water leads to water intoxication?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It is Variable: Healthy adult kidney is capable of handling 15 litres of water a day spread over the day.An adult should not drink more than 8 oq of water per hour to give your body time to absorp and excrete.If you consume more than that or drink . How much water leads to water intoxication depends if your kidneys are healthy, over how long period you drink the water and if you are drinking after strenuous exerc.

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