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My head hurts when I drink too much water. Is that common?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
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In brief: Water intoxification

You maybe developing water intoxication syndrome.
In this syndrome, you can dilute your electolytes which can lead to hyponatremia and hypochloremia. This could lead to headaches, seizures and possible death. I would have you physician order a complete metabolic profile and evaluate your electrolyte balance or imbalance.

In brief: Water intoxification

You maybe developing water intoxication syndrome.
In this syndrome, you can dilute your electolytes which can lead to hyponatremia and hypochloremia. This could lead to headaches, seizures and possible death. I would have you physician order a complete metabolic profile and evaluate your electrolyte balance or imbalance.
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