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Is it possible to drink too much water in a day? Can it be unhealthy?

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Asked by Shanna84 at 11:48 AM on Jun. 24, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes its called water poisoning...a lady died from it when she drank too much water for a contest.

    Answer by booger14 at 11:49 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • yep it is .. i drink like 1 bottle in the morning and half in the eve . + other drinks .. i have too

    Answer by caramelH at 11:51 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • Yes it can be dangerous. I once nearly wiped out my potassium and sodium levels from too much water and wound up sick as a result.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:52 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • Wow, I didn't know this! Does anyone know how much is too much???

    Answer by Dahis at 11:54 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • I think my doc wants me to drink like 8 glasses a day.

    Answer by ochsamom at 11:54 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • Generally speaking you can have your 8-10 glasses of water a day and be fine.. The woman that died from drinking the water, well that was not all day drinking; that was a lot in a short period of time.. I don't remember the exact amount she drank but it was in the gallons during the contest..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 12:00 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

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