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Drinking too much water will kill you

  1. Nov 17, 2005 #1

    iansmith

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    My title is exagering the situation but a study found that drinking too much water may damage kidneys.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...lkerton_health_051116/20051117?hub=TopStories
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2005 #2

    matthyaouw

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  4. Nov 17, 2005 #3
    I had heard a new report about it here in North Carolina so I believe it
     
  5. Nov 17, 2005 #4
    but exactly how much is TOO MUCH?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2005 #5

    somasimple

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    hi,

    So you'll have problems(?) with more than 1.5 litre/hour. :surprised
    (1.5*24=36 l/day :biggrin: )
     
  7. Nov 18, 2005 #6

    Monique

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    High urine volume in the bladder is damaging, since the water from the kidney in that case can't be emtied into the bladder. The kidney will retain the water and swell, causing damage to the organ.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2005 #7
    I knew drinking too much water could kill you since I was a child in kindergarden. It's called DROWNING! :rofl: I'm just joking, but I did hear about the loss of proper electrolyte balance that comes with too much water. Marathon runner's must eat very salty snacks and prefer to drink gatorade as they are suceptible to consequences (probably not death) of drinking too much water.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2005 #8
    On this note I'm heading to 7-11 for a double big gulp.
     
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