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I drank 3 16oz of water and I think I have water intoxication?

I drank 3 16oz of water and I think I have water intoxication?

Be careful: Water intoxication can lead to hyposmolality. When the sodium of the blood goes down the brain swells. The brain is kind of an osmometer; it behaves like a red cell in water. If the water is low in sodium the brain swell like a red cell. Therefore brain swelling can lead to alteration of mental status and epileptic seizures.The homeostasis of the animal oragnism has its own defenses; at to a point. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to suffer from water intoxication drinking about 3 to 4 liters after a heavy meal?

Is it possible to suffer from water intoxication drinking about 3 to 4 liters after a heavy meal?

No: Usually seen in psychiatric disorders, water intoxication occurs causing a low sodium level , with generally 15 to 20 liters intake. The kidney can dilute the urine and get rid of water quite well unless it is overwhelmed with that amount. The sudden lowering of sodium can cause serious neurological problems. ...Read more

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I have to run to the bathroom every 15 min .. I have been drinking a lot of water lately. Im just nervous that it's a sign of water intoxication.

I have to run to the bathroom every 15 min .. I have been drinking a lot of water lately. Im just nervous that it's a sign of water intoxication.

Stomach flu: The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are: good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. Good luck. ...Read more

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From a week i had water intoxication from drinking 8 litres i vomited twice. I made a CT and soduim its normal but the headache continual till now ?

From a week i had water intoxication from drinking 8 litres i vomited twice. I made a CT and soduim its normal but the headache continual till now ?

See neurologists if: Headaches persist. You do not give the cause of the water intoxication, and how severe it was. It may take a long time before your sodium levels are back to normal, and headache may persist for some time. If it has been a week or more since the correction of your electrolytes and you still have headache, talk to your pcp or ask to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I just drank 40 ounces of water after race. Will I get water intoxication?

I just drank 40 ounces of water after race. Will I get water intoxication?

Probably not: If only 40 oz of water, water intoxication (hyponatremia) is unlikely. Still, caution is advised. Women, users of nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, ), people in relatively poor shape have greatest chance of developing this condition. Usually, if you will develop water intoxication in setting of running long race, symptoms will become apparent very soon after completion of race/ingestion of water. ...Read more

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I just drank 48 ounces of water, will I get water intoxication in a few minutes?

Not likely: Your renal system can excrete a water load of this size, which is about the size of four canned beverages. People with impaired renal function may not. Compulsive water drinking, a psychiatric condition, involves ingestion of larger volumes and results in low sodium, a potentially harmful problem, exercise induced hyponatremia is a condition seen during marathons from excess drinking. ...Read more

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My friend drank a lot of water today to pass a drug test, and now he is experiencing symptoms of water intoxication. How worried should I be?

Worry.: I'd worry about 2 things. First, he abuses drugs- very unhealthy and leads to an early death. Second, if he is exhibiting signs of water intoxication, i would get him to the emergency room right now! ...Read more

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I drank 3 litres an hour for 5-6 hours for 2 days (im 95kg) for fear of dehydration. It's been two days, how long before safe from water intoxication?

I drank 3 litres an hour for 5-6 hours for 2 days (im 95kg) for fear of dehydration. It's been two days, how long before safe from water intoxication?

You're safe now,: assuming you have normal kidneys. You would have peed out all that extra water by now. Are you feeling normal? If not, consult a Dr and be checked. ...Read more

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Drank 4l of water in approx. 1,5 hrs, plus two glasses of wine. Four hours later no headache, but light headed. Is water intoxication still an option?

Drank 4l of water in approx. 1,5 hrs, plus two glasses of wine. Four hours later no headache, but light headed. Is water intoxication still an option?

No: try to slow your intake down next time. You will urinate the excess water thanks to the wine. Avoid this also "when wine becomes your water". ...Read more

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Could i get help please! i think I have water intoxication!?

Probably you don't: Since it causes confusion and possibly seizures, and you seem to be typing just fine. 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. What are your symptoms, how much are you drinking. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is water intoxication?

2 much water: Think of yourself as a black box. Water goes in by drinking and eating foods. Water leaves by urination, stooling, perspiration, breathing. If your input overwhelms your output mechanisms, then your concentrations of electrolytes go down and you go "haywire" or have water intoxication. When you are exercising and sweating drink water with electrolytes, not pure water, to replenish what u lose via ...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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