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Can you die with drinking excessive water ?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cfertainly

This can cause water intoxication.
You can cause a severe imbalance of the electrolytes in the blood, namely sodium. This ocurrs in people who are psychogenic water drinkers. One can have seizures and die.

In brief: Cfertainly

This can cause water intoxication.
You can cause a severe imbalance of the electrolytes in the blood, namely sodium. This ocurrs in people who are psychogenic water drinkers. One can have seizures and die.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Assuming you're also taking in a reasonable amount of food with sodium and potassium in it... it's hard to do but can be done. Almost anyone can handle 8-20 glasses a day.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is called water intoxication.
Certain conditions have as a symptom, polydipsia, which means drinking too much. The problem is, it can make one's sodium in their blood too low. Polydipsia, is probably most commonly a sign of diabetes.

In brief: Yes

It is called water intoxication.
Certain conditions have as a symptom, polydipsia, which means drinking too much. The problem is, it can make one's sodium in their blood too low. Polydipsia, is probably most commonly a sign of diabetes.
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