Can a Person Drink Too Much Water?
by Gabriel J. Adams
details of what happens to your cells in Hyponatremia, let's talk about the real life
application of this condition. First of all, the condition would occur yes, in situations of
too much water.
But think about most people's lifestyles. Most people don't get enough water. If you
are drinking bottled or tap water each day and eating a balanced diet, you should be
fine. A truly balanced diet will contain a relatively moderate amount of sodium and
thus you will not be at high risk for Hyponatremia.
Most people eat a lot of salty foods, which can actually cause other health problems.
Chances are if you like a lot of foods that are not good for you, your sodium intake
is too high rather than too low. Thus, increasing water intake will be good for you in
If you don't drink water often enough and decide to go on a water binge, just make
sure that you balance your intake with regular food and juice intake. The age-old
adage of "all things in moderation" probably needs to be thrown into the mix here.
However, you should not base any critical health choices exclusively on what you
read online or elsewhere. There is only one person that knows your body as well or
better than you do, and that is your physician.
If you are concerned about your water and sodium balance the absolute best thing
you can do for your health and well-being is consulting your doctor. Your doctor can
run tests to determine what your status is in terms of the intake of both water and
Once the doctor determines if there is a dangerous imbalance, you will be instructed
to make appropriate diet and/or lifestyle adjustments to compensate for any
Another issue that should be mentioned here is that so many people use the "too
much water can kill you" argument to justify not drinking water daily; they are not
fooling anyone. You need to be drinking it every day. Your body needs it; this should
be common sense and yet there are many who ignore this wisdom.
Are you drinking enough water each day? Our bodies are made of about 75% water.
So it stands to reason you need to keep drinking a lot of it. Our brain is also known
to comprise 85% water and only 15% solid tissue. Ask your doctor how much you
should drink per day based on your particular body weight. There are also online
calculators that will help.
About The Author
Gabriel J. Adams
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This is a common question that lacks
a simple answer. First of all, no,
drinking too much water, per se',
cannot kill you.
There is a condition called Water
Intoxication wherein a person drinks
too much water and does not have a
high enough sodium intake to balance
with it. The official name for this
condition is Hyponatremia. It is more
related to a ratio between water and
salt and has little to do with the water
intake on its own.
Without getting into the technical
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