Could You Die From Drinking Too Much Water?

We’ve all heard the recommendation to drink
eight glasses of water per day, and while the science is still out on exactly how much
water you should drink each day, there’s no doubt that hydration is essential. Each day we lose around two to three liters
through normal functions like sweating, breathing, and going to the bathroom. But can you drink too much water? Believe it or not, you can! Known as water intoxication, or water poisoning,
it occurs when you drink more water than your body is able to handle. Your blood contains a certain level of sodium
that your kidneys regulate. If that level drops too low, say by drinking
more water than your kidneys are able to process at once, then your blood becomes diluted and
watery – a condition known as hyponatremia. That excess water in your blood is carried
around your body where it enters your cells, causing them to swell up like balloons. Now most of the cells in your body are able
to handle putting on a little extra size, but there’s one place where you definitely
don’t want that to happen – the brain. Your brain sits snugly inside the skull, which
means it has no room to expand. As your brain swells and pressure in the skull
increases, blood flow is decreased depriving your brain of oxygen. The first symptoms of water poisoning are
headaches and nausea, but as the brain swells further you can have trouble breathing, experience
seizures, go into a coma, or even die! The exact amount of water needed to cause
water poisoning varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors like how
much you are sweating, but most of the reported cases involve people drinking multiple gallons
in just a few hours. So don’t force yourself to drink more water
than you feel like you need. If you let your thirst be your guide you should
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100 thoughts on “Could You Die From Drinking Too Much Water?

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  3. Why a normal person have to drink 8 glasses of water? I drink 100ml of water per day without feeling any thirstiness am I a strange person? Or everyone else is drinking more than they needed?

  4. For even got straight into the video I want a common test yes you can die from drinking water it's called over

  5. When you don’t wanna die while drinking too much water then drink water with a teensy weensy bit of salf

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