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Doctor insights on: Drinking Too Much Coconut Water

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Is drinking too much water bad for you?

Is drinking too much water bad for you?

It can be: There is a great deal of controversy on how much water people generally need, but it depends on the climate and how much physical activity you engage in. Generally, people really do not need much free water, because 60% of our food is composed of water&our diet provides enough for most people. If kidneys are normal, excessive water is urinated out. However, water intoxication is serious for some

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Can drinking too much water dilute my medicine?

Can drinking too much water dilute my medicine?

You CAN drink. ..: Too much water, but it is difficult to do. Normally functioning kidneys will simply remove excess water from the blood. Extremes are cited, like drinking more than two gallons in less than an hour, but, in general, very generous water drinkers don't need to worry about diluting their medicine. Drinking up to 5+ liters/170 oz. Of water a day shouldn't be a problem; most of us struggle to get 2 in

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Can you really die from drinking too much water?

Can you really die from drinking too much water?

Yes: Drinking excessive amount of water over a short time can cause serious problem. It can lead to water intoxication, low sodium level, mental status changes, convulsions and even death. The elderly are more prone to this risk. Several medications also make one more prone to water intoxication.

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Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?

Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?

Yes: It is possible to overhydrate yourself with too much water. I saw this in a patient who had severe anxiety and was compulsively and constantly drinking water. It causes the concentration of sodium in the blood to drop, a condition called hyponatremia, which can affect brain function. Athletes are more susceptible. This is the basic answer. You can google "hyponatremia" for more info.

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Why do some people die from drinking too much water?

Why do some people die from drinking too much water?

Too much of Anything: Even too much oxygen causes problems. Hyponatraemia, or low sodium is the problem that kills ya. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/water_intoxication.

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Is drinking too much water a bad thing? Please advise!

Yes: Drinking too much water can be serious. Can't judge your risk based on info provided but if you are feeling compelled to drink water and thirst never dulls, then see your doc or go to the emergency room.

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Is there a way to know if I am drinking too much water?

See below: Half gallon fluid a day on average. If a lot more, see your doc.

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Is drinking too much water have a ill effect on our body?

Is drinking too much water have a ill effect on our body?

It is possible: That you can upset your electrolyte balance if you drink too much water... You can become hyponatremic (low in salt). Usually results from excess water and underlying health problems. Use common sense.

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Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Sometimes: If you drink too much water in a short period of time such as a gallon in a 1 to 2 hour period this can cause hyponatremia which can be dangerous.

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I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?

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.

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Does drinking too much water leas to anything serious? I'm a very heavy water drinker. I drank like 3gallons at least a day.

Does drinking too much water leas to anything serious? I'm a very heavy water drinker. I drank like 3gallons at least a day.

Usually not.: I've only heard of one death due to drinking an excess of water. It had to do with a water drinking contest. However, drinking too much water can also be a signal that something else is wrong such as low anti-diuretic hormone or decreased sodium resorption by the kidney. Since there is a drought in California and it is summer, I suspect you are outside and active.

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Could I be drinking too much water if I am retaining water?

Could I be drinking too much water if I am retaining water?

Salt a bigger issue: If you have normal kidney function, your kidneys can discard excessive fluids you might drink. The bigger issue for water retention is salt intake which makes you retain additional water through hormonal actions and lead to retention.

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Can you drown by drinking too much water?

Extremely unlikely: A normal healthy person cannot drown by drinking too much water except in an extremely rare situation. He would have to drink a lot of water, perhaps 1-2 gallons. His blood sodium would be diluted too much, leading to brain swelling and/or seizures (some of the ways water intoxication kills people). In his semi-conscious state, he vomits water from his stomach, sucks it into his lungs, and drowns.

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Can I lose weight by drinking too much water?

No.: Only caloric intake and expenditure affect your weight. Water contains no calories and adds no significant energy expenditure.

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Do you get diaharrea from drinking too much water?

Do you get diaharrea from drinking too much water?

Water: No. You can disturb your electrolyte balance by drinking more than a couple gallons per day. But even excessive water drinking will cause increased urination, not diarhea.

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Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

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).

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Are there side effects from drinking too much water?

Too much water: This can cause water intoxication, severe changes in electolytes especially sodium and lead to edema, seizures, brain damage and death.

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Could a headache result from drinking too much water?

Could a headache result from drinking too much water?

Headache remedy: No, in fact water generally will help reduce headache. Too much water can cause electrolyte imbalances, but that's over 150 ounces per day.

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If I'm addicted to water, is drinking too much water bad?

Sometimes: If you drink too much water in a short period of time such as a gallon in a 1 to 2 hour period this can cause hyponatremia which can be dangerous.