Can drinking too much water lead to a health problem and if so how many glasses is too much
It can if it's not offset with electrolytes. The sodium-potassium pump is responsible for, amongst other things, heart function. Especially if you're sweating heavily and drinking lots of water, but not replenishing the other nutrients lost, then your cells will start taking on more water than is healthy for them and, eventually, your heartbeat will get weaker and weaker until you go into heart failure. Obviously, this doesn't mean that any set amount of water is dangerous, one could drink several gallons a day indefinitely as long as they take care to also proportionately consume the necessary electrolytes to stay healthy.
We have all had it suggested, even advised that drinking a
lot of water is good for you. However I don’t think the people who have been
doing it for years or the doctors who recommend it know how challenging a fete
this is for a newbie.
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by Eddie Carrara 5 years ago
What are the negative effects of drinking too much water?The rule is to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and flush out toxins. What if your body doesn't need it and you overdose on water, what could be some of the negative effects it could have on your body?
by skyfire 5 years ago
Does drinking too much water contributes to Weight Gain?I just noticed that I am drinking 5 bottles (600ml) each during the day. I think it is leading to more weight gain.
by countrysidetours 7 years ago
Not too long ago I started drinking 20 oz of water as soon as I get up. I dont know why but after that I have to deplete the 20 oz. It sure feels like a flush
by Jenn 6 years ago
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by Bella Nina 6 years ago
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by dailytop10 5 years ago
What stops you from drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day?Experts agree that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to be healthy. However, most of us fails to do so. I usually drink less than needed out of no reason at all. I simply can't force my body to drink a full glass of...
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