It’s commonly known that dehydration can be very dangerous, but are you aware of the dangers of overhydration? It’s especially important to drink enough water when in hot environments or whilst exercising, but you can be putting yourself at risk by drinking too much water too. Read on to find out more about the dangers of overhydration.
Do you know about the dangers of overhydration?
Overhydration can be dangerous because it can make the levels of water and sodium in the blood become unbalanced. There are two main types of overhydration; increased water intake and retaining water. Increased water intake happens when we drink more water than our kidneys can get rid of through urine, leading to the body collecting too much water. Retaining water can happen for various reasons, including a number of medical conditions.
What are the dangers of overhydration? Many people don’t realise they have consumed too much water. For instance, people on certain medication may experience a dry mouth which causes increased thirst, as can uncontrolled diabetes. Overhydration can be caused by conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney problems and liver disease. If you are overhydrated, you may experience symptoms like headaches, vomiting, nausea and confusion. If your condition is not treated, your blood sodium levels can become dangerously low, which can lead to muscle cramps, seizures and even a coma.
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Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice