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Can water be bad for you?

Updated on June 14, 2012
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Sure it can...

Typically everyone hears how great water is for you. It's good for your skin and overall health. How many times do you hear about water not being so good for you? Probably not much because the good does outweigh the bad. Water can even be contaminated too so be careful to verify your source for water is safe for consumption.

Some studies show that If you drink too much water it can cause a lack of sleep and even cause kidney damage. In Canada one study showed that Proteinuria (which can cause kidney failure) was largely reversed when the typical 8 glasses of water a day was reduced. Another issue that isn't known to many people is that there is a such thing as water intoxication. Water intoxication can happen by drinking too much water too quickly.

You may ask what happens when you are intoxicated? First off, when you drink too much water the water goes to your cells and your tissues swell up with too much fluid. Your body already has a certain amount of gradient in it and having too much can cause hyponatremia. Hyponatremia is caused when there is not enough sodium in the body fluids outside the cells. If you have any of the symptoms listed below you may have had water intoxication.

  • Edema
  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramps
  • Slurred speech
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Bladder dilation

There are more serious side effect that can be caused like a coma, seizure, or even death can occur because of water intoxication. You heard me right people, even death. So be careful and don't drink too much water. Many runners get water poisoning or water intoxication because of the need for fluids constantly. However, if you are a runner then you need to be sure to replace some of that water with sports drinks that have electrolytes. Water poisoning is more serious than water intoxication, but if you get water intoxication you could get water poisoning too.

So, will you get water poisoning or intoxication if you drink too much water? That really depends on the following factors.

  1. Your overall health
  2. The activity that you are involved in at the time of too much consumption
  3. Your body temperature or temperature of the water at the time of consumption
  4. The time it took you when you consumed the water

I hope this helps someone out there to understand the importance of limiting your water as well as getting plenty of it. There must be a good balance in even drinking water. Love, peace, and blessings!


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