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Can Drinking Too Much Water Cause Dizziness
I have low laying Sodium 135-138 how quick during workout or drinking too much can they fall? I get cold during workout and dizzy after drinking a lot
Hyponatremia: Low sodium can occur rather quickly with excessive salt loss from perspiration, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive urination or from dilution due to drinking excessive amounts of water. Slower causes are from glandular problems like adrenal or pituitary problems. So the two mechanisms are loss of sodium and retention of too much water which dilutes the sodium level. ...Read more
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I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?
Unlikely: Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid replenishment by natural losses daily. For heat, sweat, or other losses you would increase accordingly. For every 1 degree above 98 degrees Fahrenheit your daily fluid requirement increases by 125mL/day as well. Many gallons will cause trouble. ...Read more
I have a history of not drinking enough water. I recently and suddenly went from 0.5 litres to 2 litres per day. Can this cause repeated dizziness?
2 liters is fine &-: -should not cause those symptoms, unless you chug a lot @ 1 time. Also maybe due the temperature of the h2o. Otherwise see your PCP to find another cause. ...Read more
I've been feeling randomly dizzy intermittently for the past week off and on. Should I be concerned? What could cause this? I drink plenty of water.
Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.
Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more
Yes: It will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems. ...Read more
No: I assume you mean you are having some incontinence, where you are letting out small amounts of urine when you do not intend to. This can have many causes, but just drinking water or too much water isn't a cause, its just unmasking the problem. You need to see your pcp, ob/gyn or a urologist if its a problem. If you have had childbirth, this is a common cause, but there are many others. ...Read more
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Can drinking too much water cause constipation? I drink nearly 8+ water bottles daily. Does that water get absorbed to fast by large intestine?
I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?
Too much water: Can create a chemical imbalance thus producing psychological and physical symptoms. Please see your doctor to determine the cause of your water consumption. You may have an underlying physical or psychological problem. Congrats on asking this question and keep on going. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Doubtful: It is doubtful this caused your problem. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more
There should no need to drink too much water, drink if you are thirsty
your body can conserve pottassium, and should not be low, unless you are taking diuretics/medications. Or have other medical causes to lower pottassium levels. ...Read more
Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too. ...Read more
...Unless it was bottled in chernobyl or the three mile island.
Kidding aside, I know of no data to suggest a relationship between the two. ...Read more
Can drinking too much tap water say 12 glasses a day cause cancer? I mostly drink filtered water. I have 2-3 glasses around the time I go to bed.
Pure water doesn't increase cancer risk. Unfortunately carcinogens can contaminate tap water but a good filter removes most of those. Unfortunately filters don't remove fluoride, which is often deliberately added and may increase risk of some cancers- see
Only 6 million people in the UK have fluoridated water- see
If yours is then avoid it! ...Read more
Why do I hiccup all the time? I have looked up the reason for hiccuping on the internet, and most of them say it is caused by dehydration and drinking too much carbonated beverages. I drink a lot of water and rarely drink soda. And when I hiccup, it neve
See your doctor: Chronic hiccough can be caused by problems affecting the diaphragms, and your doctor should do a complete evaluation. Often, no reason can be found. There have been people who hiccough for many years without a known cause, and then it just stops. ...Read more
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 electrolyte replacement. It can also be a psychological problem called "pathological water drinker." the main point here is that electrolytes, esp. Sodium need to stay in balance. Excessive drinking of water over a longer period of time might cause this. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on your weight, how much salt you consume and medications you are taking. ...Read more
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 damage varies, depending mainly on one's body weight and amount of dehydration. Symptoms include confusion, dizziness, nausea, & seizures from brain swelling. Endurance athletes sweat away sodium, and should rehydrate gradually, with some electrolytes. ...Read more
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 drinking 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day is plenty. If you drink excessive water your kidneys can not process it and electrolytes get out of balance. This can be serious and cause the heart to get out of rhythm. ...Read more
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