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How to counteract water intoxication?

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

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Water Intoxication (Definition)

Water intoxication is a condition where too much water has been ingested and is causing the salt levels in your body to be too diluted. It is very rare for this condition to happen (you have to drink a LOT of water!), ...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

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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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How difficult is it to die of water intoxication?

How difficult is it to die of water intoxication?

Pretty hard: Normal kidneys will rarely allow an individual to drink so much water that it dilutes the sodium in their body down to dangerous levels. People with kidney disease, or really chugging the water very quickly (we are talking gallons) can do it, but it is unlikely. If there is an underlying psychiatric problem causing excessive water drinking, it needs treatment. If this is you, seek help. ...Read more

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How much water does it take to get water intoxication?

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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How much water do you have to drink to get water intoxication?

How much water do you have to drink to get water intoxication?

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

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How can you treat salt water skin rashes?

How can you treat salt water skin rashes?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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How much water does it take for a person to get water intoxication?

How much water does it take for a person to get water intoxication?

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

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What can I do to treat water retention?

What can I do to treat water retention?

Too much water: The best way to get rid of water retention is to find out what is causing it. There are several reasons to retain water, kidney failure, heart failure and varicose veins among others. The treatment of water retention due to heart failure is different from that due to varicose veins. See a physician and be evaluated properly so you can follow a sure road leading to the elimination of your problem. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of water intoxication?

How can I address the symptoms of water intoxication?

You would not know: Your sodium could be life-threatening low. Only your doc would know. Get a blood test asap. I have seen too many disasters. ...Read more

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What chocolate intoxication can do and how detox?

What chocolate intoxication can do and how detox?

A dog question?: Chocolate poisoning can occur in dogs, who process one of its metabolic by-products (theobromine) much more slowly than humans do. In dogs, one ounce of milk chocolate per pound of body weight is potentially lethal. http://tinyurl.com/ltq3sfq dark chocolate is even more potent. To my knowledge this kind of poisoning doesn't happen in humans, but some may be allergic or crave it. ...Read more

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How can you treat a boiling water burn?

How can you treat a boiling water burn?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it's getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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What amount guanabana juice do you drink and for how long to treat cancer?

What amount guanabana juice do you drink and for how long to treat cancer?

Not effective: Whatever juice it is, it is not going to treat any cancer, in any dose and any length of time of administration. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, ........ The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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How to treat hypercapnia?

How to treat hypercapnia?

Cause: Depends on the cause. If it is compensatory for metabolic alcolosis or hypo ventilation due to pleural effusion or something else. The physician at the bed side is the best guide. ...Read more

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How to treat alcoholism?

How to treat alcoholism?

Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read more

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How can I treat dehydration in adults?

How can I treat dehydration in adults?

Fluid/fluids in food: Water or other fluids are an obvious solution to poor hydration.Many foods also have fluid value and can provide a boost to hydration.Applesauce or similar foods are about 95% water, vegetables are around 60%.Just pushing up fluid value intake to the point they pee every 6 hours will do it. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Please advise! how much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Alcohol Brain: It is an interesting question and the answer is individual. There are people who can drink a modicum of alcohol over their life and have no brain injury and those who can have severe injury. Binge drinking is probably the worst scenario for your overall health and brain health. I have seen severe alcohol abusers whose brains looked (MRI) and functioned normally even at an advanced age. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dehydration?

How do you treat severe dehydration?

Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more