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I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

Unlikely. Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid replenishment by natural losses daily. For heat, sweat, or other losses you would increase accordingly. For every 1 degree above 98 degrees Fahrenheit your daily fluid requirement increases by 125mL/day as well. Many gallons will cause trouble. Read more...
Unlikely. It could if you did it daily for weeks. That can cause psychogenic polydypsia and is seen in psychiatric illnesses. There has been documentation of water intoxication acutely, but this take many gallons of water. A woman I believe Nevada drank 40 gallons in one day to cleanse herself and she became intoxicated with water and died.. Water intox causes low sodium levels. Read more...

I drink one or two litres of water an hour before sleep. Will this give me water intoxication, killing me in my sleep?

No. However, most doctors would recommend drinking less water closer to bedtime for a variety of reasons. I would change the interval to 2 hours before bedtime and make sure to go (void) before going to sleep. Read more...

I am really scared of water intoxication. I drink 2 litres of squash (about 4/5 water) the hour before sleep. I am worried I will die from overhydrate?

Fluids. There is nothing wrong with drinking fluids. With normal kidney function you should be fine. drinking just before sleep may not be a good idea as you will have a very full bladder and may have to get up in the middle of the night. Read more...

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...

How much water do you have to drink for it to be a problem (water intoxication)?

1-2 gallons; depends. Quickly drinking lots of water will lower one's blood sodium (salt) level, affecting the brain and heart. The exact amount of water needed to cause damage varies, depending mainly on one's body weight and amount of dehydration. Symptoms include confusion, dizziness, nausea, & seizures from brain swelling. Endurance athletes sweat away sodium, and should rehydrate gradually, with some electrolytes. Read more...
Depends. Based on average american diet, it would have to drink 10-12 liters of water to develop water intoxication. If you eat less (for example such an alcoholic who ingests primarily beer), the amount needed would be less. Symptoms are usually related to alterations in mentation. Read more...

How much water do you have to drink for it to be a problem (water intoxication)?

Depends. It depends upon several things. If you are doing strenuous exercise or working in a hot environment then you will need more water. For most people drinking 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day is plenty. If you drink excessive water your kidneys can not process it and electrolytes get out of balance. This can be serious and cause the heart to get out of rhythm. Read more...

How much water can an 8 month old drink safely/daily without worrying about water intoxication?

Less than 4 ounces. I would not recommend no more than 2-4 oz of water per day for an infant that age. You would not need to worry about intoxication with volumes that small. Read more...