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Is it possible to drown your brain by drinking water?

Is it possible to drown your brain by drinking water?

Water: Yes too much water intake could be harmful to your body.It could lower your sodium resulting in several medical complication including seizure. ...Read more

Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more


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Can you drown by drinking too much water?

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. ...Read more

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Can choking on a drink of water cause drowning?

No: Choking on water will not cause wet drowning. But possible to have dry drowning if you have difficultly swallowing and you air way closed on you because of a cup of water. ...Read more

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I aspirated a decent amount of water by drinking & I choked pretty severely but am better now. Is secondary drowning possible?

I aspirated a decent amount of water by drinking & I choked pretty severely but am better now. Is secondary drowning possible?

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Drowning from aspirating a drink of water would be unlikely, and its a great sign that you are already feeling better. ...Read more

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Will your body drown from the inside if you drink too much water?

Will your body drown from the inside if you drink too much water?

Not normally...: If you have normal heart and kidney function, the heart will pump the water to the kidneys and then the kidneys will eliminate any water that is not needed. Drowning means the airways are filling up with fluid and this would not occur by drinking excess fluid if the heart and kidneys are working normally. ...Read more

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When i was drinking a glass of water, it went down the "wrong pipe " now i'm paranoid about dry drowning. Can this happen?

When i was drinking a glass of water, it went down the "wrong pipe " now i'm paranoid about dry drowning. Can this happen?

You're ok: If you are no longer coughing, you are fine. This is a common occurrence. Many people have this happen to them and they're just fine. ...Read more

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My 15 month old choked on water 3 times in the bath tub while trying to drink the water. Could he be at risk for dry drowning? This was 40 minutes ago

My 15 month old choked on water 3 times in the bath tub while trying to drink the water. Could he be at risk for dry drowning? This was 40 minutes ago

Dry drowning: The entity of dry drowning is not something that has been reliably verified as a clinical entity. If your child choked on water in the bath tub while trying to drink it but did not suffer a pronged period of submersion, loss of consciousness, loss of respiratory effort or loss of pulse, and is not having trouble breathing currently, then it is unlikely to lead to adverse problems. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest drinking water?

What is the healthiest drinking water?

Room Temperature: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight drinking water?

Can i lose weight drinking water?

Yes!: Especially if drunk before and with a meal. It fills you, and you eat less. Also, there may be some truth that your body must boost metabolism, if you drink "cold, " water. This is controversial, but the first statement is not. However, we all should drink two quarts per day! and it will help a diet. This question is the easiest nutritional support advice i can give! ...Read more

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Drowning (Definition)

Drowning is a condition in which water enters the lungs and causes death ...Read more