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How to drink water the right way?

Updated on September 09, 2016
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Did you know that drinking excess water over a short period can be dangerous? Drinking excess water over a short period leads to many complications and in some extreme cases untimely death.

Your body is programmed to handle water as and when it enters the body. The body receives water in two ways –

Ø the water that you drink directly

and

Ø water from fruits and vegetables that you eat

When the body is suddenly pumped with excess water, it is shocked and does not know what to do.

What happens when you drink too much water?

Blood runs in blood vessels throughout your body. When you drink excess water (more than what is needed) the volume of your blood increases. When the volume of blood increases the pressure exerted on the walls of the blood vessels increases proportionately.

Kidneys flush out water and other impurities on a daily basis. When you drink too much water, the kidneys will not be able to flush out excess water easily, and this can strain and damage the kidneys.

Blood consists of water and electrolytes. The surrounding cells also have water and electrolytes in them.

The electrolytes in the blood and the electrolytes in the cell are well balanced.

When you drink too much water in a short time, the blood becomes diluted and increases in volume. When this happens, electrolytes in the blood decrease when compared to the electrolytes in the cell.

To maintain the balance of electrolytes present in the blood with the electrolytes present in the cells, the excess water seeps into the surrounding cells making them swell.

If this swelling occurs in the brain cells the pressure on the brain increases. This is because the cranium (the cavity that holds the brain) does not expand to accommodate the swelling of the brain cells. If the swelling continues, it can lead to the rupture of brains cells that can be life threatening.

The swelling and rupture of cells due to an excess of water intake over a short period can occur in any vital organ or any other part of the body and can lead to death.

Symptoms of drinking too much water over a short time

Depending on how much water you drink in a short period, there could be varied changes in the body.

Drinking excess water over a short period can lead to the following symptoms

  • mild headache
  • breathlessness
  • swelling of body parts
  • death in extreme cases

On January 12, 2007, a 28-year-old Californian wife and mother of three children died from drinking too much water. She took part in a “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest. A free Wii game board was the prize for this contest. (source drbenkim.com)

Do not take part in such contests. Inform children about the dangers of drinking excessive water all of a sudden.

Listen to your body and drink when you feel thirsty. Stick to 6 – 8 glasses per day. If you sweat excessively, then increase your intake of water but do not overdo it.

Drink sips of water when you are exercising to keep your body hydrated. During summer time increase your water intake depending on how much you sweat. Drink as and when you feel thirsty.

Drink water wisely and stay healthy

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      eric-carter 4 years ago from Fulham, UK

      Good to know. First time I hear that there is a right and wrong way to drink water, thanks. Another great hub, voting up :)

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      katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Very informative hub based on scientific fact and in an age when bottled water and the taking thereof is King.

      A sound warning, I enjoyed this hub immensely

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      eric-carter yes there is a right way!! thank you for your comment and voting up.

      katyzzz you are right drinking bottled water is King. Children should be advised against drinking water contests. Thank you.

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      hi friends 4 years ago

      great hub

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      hi friends thank you for your appreciation and leaving a comment.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is great to know, for I know many people do drink an awful lot of water and several years ago I read about a young boy chugging down a gallon of water and it killed him, so you are right to warn people that it can be dangerous in excess.

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      Cynthia Lyerly 4 years ago from Georgia

      I've also heard that drinking alkaline what helps with dehydration. Some water, even bottled can be acidic and not keep you hydrated. Gatorade has too much sugar but coconut water is a good choice.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie you are right people should be warned about such dangers,specially kids who may get involved in drinking water competitions.

      my_girl_sara yes coconut water is a good choice for people who are not diabetics.

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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      I heard about the woman who died from drinking too much water. That was the first time I ever heard of it. Now I make sure to be careful.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      I'd heard that drinking too much water was bad for you. You give a great explanation here, for sure. I think everyone should know about and read the dangers of too much of anything - including water. Thanks for compiling the information here and sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Bedbugabscond better to be safe and inform children about this as well.

      cclitgirl thank you, too much of anything including water is not good. You echoed my thoughts!!

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      rdsparrowriter 4 years ago

      Useful and thank you for sharing :) God bless you Nithya!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Interesting. We always think about insufficient hydration!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      rdsparrowriter thank you. Children should be informed of such dangers.

      AudreyHowitt yes this was new and interesting to me too. I came across this piece and I made a hub. Thought that this would spread the word against drinking water competitions.

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      wwolfs 4 years ago

      Interesting hub and very important information. I agree that 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is more than enough for most people. I think anything you do in excess or even in a contest is very dangerous. Nice hub and thanks for sharing this information.

      Voted up and useful!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      wwolfs thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. thank you for your vote too.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you for writing this. I had no idea.. I do love my water..

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Debbie thank you, anything in moderation is fine I guess.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting and useful information. Goes to show that something as harmless and immensely useful thing as water can even kill if consumed in excess.

      Great word of caution.

      Votes up, useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Rajan jolly, yes as you say an excess of anything good becomes bad. Thanks for stopping by and the vote.

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      Farhat 4 years ago from Delhi

      very gud & informative hub..its true and really a strange too that most of the people are unaware of this fact and they simply become stereotypes and follow the common beliefs without knowing the pros and cons of it...i hope your hub brings some awareness this way!

      A little to add - way of drinking is equally important ie..stretching neck up side while drinking can cause some damage to the pharynx, trachaea and larynx in long run so better to drink water with tumbler , sitting comfortably! ....thankyou !

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      shara63 thank you for stopping by and leaving insightful comments.

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      Eddy Jones 4 years ago from Wales.

      Interesting and useful;thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      eddy4me thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Really informative hub on right levels of hydration Nithya. Water is such an essential ingredient for health! voted up and shared.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Useful hub, nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Docmo water is very essential - the elixir of life. Thanks for the vote and the share.

      Ruchira thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I had read that the 8 glasses a day number was being rethought! Great information!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      AudreyHowitt I guess we should drink after eating and whenever we are thirsty and not overdo the water drinking, thank you.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Nithya!! I will be more conscious of the way I drink water from now on! Thanks for coming by!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      midget38 thank you and do be careful and spread this message among children.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      I had no idea,, until now I thought that we should drink as much water as possible .. is it true though that 1.5 - 2 liters is what we need?

      thanks for this quite useful hub by the way :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Yes, around 8 glasses of water approximately. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have heard of people dying because of drinking too much water...but that is rare and it is usually because of some silly game or something like that. More often people run into trouble because of not drinking enough...especially the elderly. Voted up and useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Peggy W yes, this can be because of some silly competition, children specially should be informed of such dangers. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A helpful hub! Now I will be more careful as I do excercises daily and often drank little extra water. I learnt so much from this well-written & informative hub of yours! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      ishwaryaa22 thank you and am happy you found my hub useful. Thanks for the vote and sharing too.

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Very informative and useful. I hadn't given much thought to the dangers of drinking too much water. Shared!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      jenbeach21 thank you and am glad you came to know.

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      Ms. Immortal 4 years ago from NJ

      I remember listening to the mother who died of too much water. They played it on the radio, I heard her saying how the water was making her feel ill. So tragic. I don't remember the amount of water that she actually drank, but I do remember she drank a lot and drank it fast, in a short period of time.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Cathy Fidelibus yes it is tragic. Children should be specifically warned not to enter such competitions. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Vicki L Hodges 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Very interesting hub with smart advice. Great job!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Victoria Lynn thank you for stopping by.

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      azure_sky 4 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Another informative hub that I actually learned a lot from!!! Thanks so much for the warning, and keep up the good work! It IS much appreciated. Voted UP, interesting and useful!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      azure sky thank you for your encouraging comments and the votes, much appreciated.

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      Taleb AlDris 4 years ago

      Really, that most of the ideas here were new for me.

      It is a useful hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Taleb80 thanks for stopping by.

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I can't believe someone actually died trying to win a Wii. I would not even try to be in a contest like that. I am too much of a frequent bathroom visitor for that. :-) Interesting hub!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jeannieinabottle children sometimes get provoked into entering silly contests by their peers or friends. This hub is to educate children about the dangers of such contests.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up and shared this hub. :) Another way to drink water the right way is to drink it in parts. Don't flush the 1 glass of water into your system at one time. Rather, drink it in 3 parts.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      beingwell thank you for reading and sharing a tip. Thank you for the vote and the share.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Wow, good to know Vellur! I never knew that! But, it certainly makes sense. : ) Great hub and informative. I voted it up and useful.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Very useful information and reminder. I've been drinking 3 glasses of water first thing in the morning for years now, should I say 15 years... however, I don't get the 8 glasses of water a day. I really like this article, it reminds me of the importance of getting the right amount of water everyday. Thank you vellur, I've learned a lot more. I am voting up and sharing. All the best!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      dreamseeker2 thank you, yes it does make sense. We should all know about this,specially children.

      Tonipet thank you. Am glad my hub was informative. All the best to you too.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Well informed,interesting and useful. Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen thank you for stopping by, have a great day.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I drink about three liters of water daily. I found this hub useful and informative as well. thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware of this.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      What a fascinating topic and you have really brought out this important fact through your share. I drink lots of water all day in order to keep my body healthy.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 4 years ago from KOLKATA

      Water should be taken in moderation and as per the requirement of the body.Thank you for the useful hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      lovedoctor926 thank you for stopping by, am glad you came to know about this.

      teaches12345 thank you, drinking water is very important for a healthy body.

      Arun Kanti thank you for stopping by, yes water should be taken as required by the body.

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      Amanda Littlejohn 4 years ago

      My oh my! That is very important information to have. Especially given all that you hear about using drinking water to aid dieting and weight loss. It is important to be properly hydrated but also important not to overdo it, isn't it?

      I believe that for most people who do reasonable daily exercise, a good amount of water to drink is about 6 to 8 normal sized glasses every day.

      Thanks for this fascinating hub. Bless you :)

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      Stanley Soman 4 years ago from New York

      I know of a story of a person who drank a gallon of water and it caused problems

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      stuff4kids you are so right, it is very important not to overdo it. Thank you for stopping by.

      expertscolumn yes drinking way too much water is not good, thank you for stopping by.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Excellent, well-founded advice and caution. We sometimes feel we're not drinking enough water, but seldom consider the possibility of overdoing it! I've noticed feeling bloated and light-headed immediately after 'guzzling' water if I discover I'm neglecting my normal intake. This helps explain why.

      I drink a cup of warm water with fresh lemon squeezed into it first thing in the mornings, for its benefits as a mild natural diuretic and general detoxifier. It also counts in the liquid intake of the day!

      Sufficient water is critical and now I'm more knowledlgably aware that too much is equally critical & that all sources must be counted. I've always thought that 8 glasses of plain water are needed for optimum health, no matter what other liquids one gets. They may be the best source of liquids, but there are definitely other considerations of things needed for health which belong in the liquid 'diet'. For instance, I take in a lot of fresh fruits & veggies, which, as you point out - have high water content. I also drink herbal and regular tea and coffee at times during a day, so those need to be figured in. Overdoing those beverages is unwise too, especially those with caffeine, though I'm a bit of a caffeine junkie, I guess. As someone who is aware of and intent upon healthy living, I need to watch that.

      Thank you for a valuable article, information & reminder; - and for your follow and fan mail. I look forward to getting to know you & your work, vellur.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      I've voted this up, useful and interesting! It's the first hub I've recommended on Facebook, as well. It's really vital information, in my opinion.

      By the way, many of the comments here are useful, too.

      Please excuse my typo misspell of knowledgeably. My fingers can be too glib!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Nellieanna thank you for taking the time and sharing your views. Much appreciated. A warm cup of water with freshly squeezed lemon is very good for health.

      Thank you for sharing my hub and for the vote.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      How interesting! Moderation in everything, even water. I guess too much of a good thing like water can hurt the body also. This is so informative and I never thought to see it in this specific way you explain it. Great hub and thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      suzettenaples yes moderation is the best in whatever we eat or drink. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Sid Kemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks for this valuable health caution. There have been cases of marathon runners drinking too much, then being mis-diagnosed fatally for dehydration when the problem was over-hydration, too. May I link to it when I write about healthy ways to drink water?

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      SidKemp thank you for stopping by and reading. Please do link to my hub.

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      agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Very useful information. Why we should take the volume of water we drink into account has been scientifically explained here. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      agusfanani thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a great article about the other side of drinking water. Many people have no idea that over drinking can cause such an adverse effect on the body. Up and awesome.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      KoffeeKlatchGals thank you. As you say some people have no idea. Thanks for the vote too.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm so pleased to learn about drinking water the right way. I concern myself about not drinking enough water (very dry skin) and have never even thought that drinking too much water could be detrimental to my health. I will share this for sure and voted up +++. Pinned also :)

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      Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

      Wow! I had no idea that drinking too much water could cause so much damage. Very useful information and voted up.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi, I remember about that competition, you would have thought someone would have checked out the amount of water you could drink before the comp started! unbelievable! I know a lot of the problems with kids taking e tabs at parties are actually rushed to hospital because of the excess water they drink after the tablet. that's what caused the harm as much as the tablet! great advice!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      vocal coach many do not know about the effects of drinking water too much. Thank you for stopping by, thanks for the share and the vote.

      Joanne M Olivieri thank you, am glade you came to know about this.

      Nell Rose, it is really unbelievable and it is so sad that the mother died. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your views.

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Very helpful information, thank you! ~Lurana

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      MrsBrownsParlour thank you for stopping by.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      skin-care natural thank you for stopping by and yes you are so right.

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      Girish puri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Water is life, how to drink water is very important, thanks for the value information. Nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      girishpuri you are so right, water is life. Thank you for your visit.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow, this is very interesting. I have heard that this could happen. Thanks for outlining this info for us!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      rebeccamealey thank you for stopping by.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Everything in moderation! Well done Vellur. I am sure many think you can never have enough water.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      Very interesting, never knew this about water so I'm glade I stopped by.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      tillsontitan you said it right, everything in moderation is the key, thank you for your visit.

      jonmcclusk thank you and am glad you came to know about this.

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Pardon my ignorance. I never thought that drinking to much water is not good for health. Now I know and thanks for the knowledge. Up for this hub!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      JPSO138 thank you and am glad you came to know of this. Thanks for the vote up.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Interesting article on drinking water. Good to know. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      manatita44 thank you for stopping by and reading.

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      srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      vellur, thanks for sharing this useful information. I have seen one of my family member suffering because of excessive water intake. It was a full jug and we had to postponed our programme because of the problems he faced due to this intake. Useful and voted up and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      srsddn excessive water intake can be dangerous, thank you for your visit and the vote up.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Vellur, this hub has given such unique information about water that I was stunned to read about it. One of my colleagues used to drink a lot of water without actual need thinking that it would cause him all good. I will surely apprise him of the harmful effect of excess consumption of water. Thank you for such informative and useful hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Harishprasad do spread the word and tell them about the danger of drinking a lot of water at one go. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      We recently learned how important it is to stay hydrated while on chemotherapy. Chemo dehydrates the body and the more water the better.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Linda (Sunshine625) thank you for sharing the information. I never knew that chemo required drinking a lot of water.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LOL hold your wee for wii lush what other contest will people really invent come on! Yeah i have a bladder problem of visiting the washroom to often i have checked it out medically but only hope now is GOD. The doctors tried but still have the problem. Anyhow i love to drink water which isn't to good for me with my present condition. I have this habit whenever i open a tap my hand automatically goes to my mouth to drink.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      LadyFiddler thank you for stopping by, drinking water is good, drinking too much at one go is not good. I hope you are okay now take care.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Interesting article, Velluyr! I had heard about the case of the lady who died because of a contest. What a sad story. Now those children have to grow up without a mom!

      You explain the process very well! Very informative hub! Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      kidscrafts thank you for your visit. Yes it is really sad that they lost their mom who wanted to win a gadget for them.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful tips. I didn't know drinking too much water could actually be harmful. We need to have knowledge about every simple thing we do. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Lady_E am glad you came to know, thank you for your visit.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      That's very sad about the wife and mother from California. Tank you for warning us about the dangers of drinking too much water.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      vespawolf thank you for reading and am glad you came to know about this. Yes, it is really sad.

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      I did not know that drinking too much water could be dangerous and lead to death. Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      DeborahNeyens am glad you came to know of this. Thank you for your visit.

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      Harry 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Very informative arrticle...I too wasn't aware drinking too much water can be fatal ..and I do consume a lot of water and green-tea throughout the day and regardless of season...though I'd generally drink warm to hot water...

      Yoga experts suggest drinking water should be done while sitting down to facilitate maximum absorption..

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Hackslap thank you and am glad you came to know.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Wow, I did not know this. This was a very informative article. Thank you for writing it.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      lisavanvorst thank you and am glad you came to know about this.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Nithya,

      I returned to read you very helpful article and be reminded of the important information you've shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Daisy Mariposa thank you for your return visit and the share.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      You give a great explanation here about drinking to much water and why its not good. I've been drinking a liter of warm water with a slice of lemon first thing in the morning for years now, but I drink this over a period of an hour. During that time I either read or edit my chapters I've written days before while still in bed. when I have an early appointment I do not drink water first thing but then I usually do not get my one L of water that day. I will share your hub.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Interesting and informative article. I had no idea too much water was harmful to the body. I have never been able to drink 8 glasses of water per day, maybe four at the most and perhaps this is why. I guess too much of a good thing can be harmful, too.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Nadine May it is good to drink water over a period of time as you do rather than at one go. Thank you for your visit and share.

      suzettenaples thank you and am glad you came to know about this. As you have aptly put it - too much of a good thing can be harmful!

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      Tori Canonge 2 years ago from California

      I try to drink water throughout the day so that I don't feel dehydrated - that's usually when I get the desire to drink too much at once. Also, I like to workout frequently so I have to be careful not to drink much water during my workout because that will make me feel worse. I carry around a water bottle everywhere I go so that I constantly have water available to me and that helps to not overdo it. Thanks for bringing this information to light!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Torrs13 am glad you came to know about this. It is good to keep yourself hydrated but in moderation. Take care, thank you for your visit.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 2 years ago from KOLKATA

      @Vellur -As my family physician has advised we should take about 4 liters of water daily to flush out toxic substances through urine and to ward off constipation. Our inclination for water goes up during summer when there is an absolute need for sufficient water intake so as not to feel dehydrated. One should better obtain a qualified physician's advice for optimum water consumption as how much to take decision appears to vary from person to person. I do agree one should sit down and drink water for health reasons. Thank you very much for an informative hub well written.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      ARUN KANTI thank you it is good to drink water over a period of time the danger comes in when you try to drink a lot of water at one go.

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      Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Vellur-This is such an important article to share-thank you. I don't think people realize how crazy it is to over hydrate the body. I work with patients who will sometimes do this to wash the medications out of their bodies. In that case, we turn their water off in their rooms. I had one pt who actually started drinking out of the toilet just to keep flushing it out. He was on medication that stabilized his mania in a bipolar diagnosis.

      I've noticed a feeling of nausea if I drink too much water at one time, especially if it is done too quickly. That California woman was just not considering the life threatening risks, or was ignorant to them.

      UP/U/I and sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Denise Handlon many people do not know about this, that poor lady died trying to make her children happy. Thank you for your vote and share.

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Very well done and informative. I never knew these facts. Thank you for sharing "the other side of the story".

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      CelebrateUSA thank you and am glad you came to know about these facts.

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      Imtiaz Ahmed 2 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      A very nice article Vellur. I never knew that excessive amount drinking water could be harmful. I have a problem which is known as the hyperhidrosis. I sweat too much and my other parts of the body sweats very highly. So I have to drink more water. From reading your article I have idea how should I drink water. Thank for sharing your knowledge. I am giving you a up vote. I will visit you often and know other things from you thank you :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      imti thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I hope your condition gets better, take care.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      Good information to have. Many people don't know it can be dangerous to drink too much water.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Pawpawwrites thank you and yes it can be dangerous.

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      Ahdilarum 2 years ago

      Drinking water also requires so much care, liked this hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Ahdilarum thank you and yes drinking water does require care.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Very well explained and put Vellur, Thanks for sharing!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      word55 thank you for stopping by.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      I drank too much water once when I was on holiday in a very hot country, and I became ill with very bad pains in my stomach -I felt very tired and all I wanted to do was sleep. I've never done that again!! Good hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Adventuretravels am glad you were okay then and do not drink too much water in one go, take care.

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      Wow I literally had no idea that too much water could be so bad for you and even dangerous! Thank you for writing such an informative hub - pinned to my health board :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      tazzytamar am glad you came to know about this, thank you for your visit and pin.

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      schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

      I like this article. Thank you ! Up and sharing

      Rose

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      schoolgirlforreal (rose) thank you for your visit and comment, much appreciated.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a very interesting hub Vellur.. now water I thought it was the essence of life.. but I guess too much of anything can't be good.. great hub my friend :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Frank Atanacio thank you and yes too much of anything can't be good.

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      very important informations and advice

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      monia saad thank you.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Good information. I need to have my husband read this he drinks lots of water way more than required.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      ladyguitarpicker thank you for reading and do let your husband know about this.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I keep reminding myself to drink water. I am very conscious of the benefits of water but not of drinking too much. I do drink much especially after a trip as I try not to while on the road. I have to change that.

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      Irek Janek 2 years ago from Ardsley, NY

      Thanks for this hub. This topic is very close to my heart. I play soccer and need to drink lots and lots of water. I even created a water bottle review. Unfotunately I only believe in stainless steel.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Irek Janek stainless steel is the best for water bottles, thank you for stopping by.

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      Nadine May 5 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Interesting post. Most people do not drink to much water, me included, so I started to drink three glasses of warm water with a slice of lemon each morning before I would have any breakfast.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 months ago from Dubai

      Nadine May thank you. Drinking warm water with lemon is a great way to start the day.

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