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.

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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...