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What's water intoxication?

What's water intoxication?

Diluting sodium leve: Water consumed in very large quantity can be poisnous.It only happens during water drinking cotests and drinking water after strenous exercise when there is loss of salt and just drinking water will dilute the sodium more.It can also happen in certain medical conditions causing hyponatremia. Causes swelling in brain .Causes headache, confusion, irritability and drowsines, seizures, coma and death. ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Water Intoxication (Definition)

Water intoxication is a condition that occurs when someone drinks an excessive amount of water to the point of diluting the normal salt content of the blood. This can potentially cause swelling of the brain, and problems with the electrical ...Read more


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What is water intoxication?

What is water intoxication?

Can be very serious: Hi. The body can handle quite a bit of water with no problem, as long as you have healthy kidneys and pituitary function. When water is consumed beyond the body's ability to handle it, salts in the blood and the body's cells become diluted. This can have disastrous consequences, neurological for the most part, and can lead to brain edema, swelling, and death. Something so simple can be so toxic. ...Read more

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How does water intoxication work?

How does water intoxication work?

Diluting sodium leve: Water consumed in very large quantity can be poisnous.It only happens during water drinking cotests and drinking water after strenous exercise when there is loss of salt and just drinking water will dilute the sodium more.It can also happen in certain medical conditions causing hyponatremia. Causes swelling in brain .Causes headache, confusion, irritability and drowsines, seizures, coma and death. ...Read more

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How do you get water intoxication?

Diluting sodium leve: Water consumed in very large quantity can be poisnous.It only happens during water drinking cotests and drinking water after strenous exercise when there is loss of salt and just drinking water will dilute the sodium more.It can also happen in certain medical conditions causing hyponatremia. Causes swelling in brain .Causes headache, confusion, irritability and drowsines, seizures, coma and death. ...Read more

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What can lead to water intoxication?

What can lead to  water intoxication?

Too much water!: Some people drink too much water. This tendency can be worsened by a number of drugs. Water intoxication can lead to seizures, altered mental state, and even death! ...Read more

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What to do about water intoxication!?

How about going to: a doctor rather than asking questions online? True water intoxication causes mental status changes, including sedation, unconsciousness, coma, seizures and death. Mild intoxication generally resolves if you stop drinking water. If this is you, see your doctor, who may want a mental health referral if you are deliberately drinking too much water. There are many diseases that can cause it as well. ...Read more

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How to counteract water intoxication?

Depends: Hi. Severe water intoxication is a medical emergency and needs to be managed in a hospital by experienced docs (usually endocrine or kidney). Non-severe cases are treated with water restriction. If you have the condition known as SIADH, go over all this with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the tests for water intoxication?

What are the tests for water intoxication?

History, phys, labs: History of excess "free water" intake; physical may have altered vital signs, mental status, focal neurological abnormalities. Labs include serum and urine electrolyte (sodium, potassium) levels, and concentration (osmolality). ...Read more

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How much water leads to water intoxication?

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. ...Read more