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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

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Water Intoxication (Definition)

Water intoxication is a condition that occurs when someone drinks an excessive amount of water to the point of diluting the normal salt content of the blood. This can potentially cause swelling of the brain, and problems with the electrical ...Read more


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

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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How can a college kid die from water intoxication>?

How can a college kid die from water intoxication>?

Low sodium: Drinking excess water causes low sodium which has avariety of side effects including cardiac dysrhythymias. ...Read more

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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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How can pitocin or the drip induction oxytocin cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? And how can it cause water intoxication?

How can pitocin or the drip induction oxytocin cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? And how can it cause water intoxication?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin has an anti diuretic effect and one of its side effects is water intoxication. Pitocin is just synthetic oxytocin, which is secreted by the posterior pituitary. Subarachnoid hemorrhage can have multiple causes, unsure if pitocin associated with that. An MFM specialist might have a better explanation for that. ...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.

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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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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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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What to do about water intoxication!?

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

Intoxication (Definition)

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