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Cure Water Intoxication
Confusion: Confusion and disorientation are the two most common presetning symptoms. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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