Too much water??
January 1, 2008 8:40am CST
Is there something like too much water??My sister in law told me that I should ot drink too much water cause its not good for you.I had never heard that before and Im wondering if she was serious.I thought water is suppose to be good for you.What do you think?
1 Jan 08
I dont think you can drink too much water. The only thing would be like.. if you are drinking bottled water, some of it has a high sodium content (salt) and that wouldnt be so good for you. But I really dont think that you can drink TOO much water.. I think its just impossible. there is nothing to water.. we're 90% made up of water! so how could water hurt us?:)
10 Jan 08
Around 60 to 70 % water for the human body, plants often have up to 90 % water. Its always possible to get to much of anything. Just because you think it is impossible doens't have any meaning to if it really is impossible. Now there actually exists something like that, called Water intoxication or hyperhydration intoxication, something potentialy lethal. If you feel like reading about it, ill give you a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/water:intoxication
8 Jan 08
Well, it actually depends on your health status. It is true we need around 2 liters of water daily, but that vary on the usage. The basic rule is, input=output. The watter we drink, through our stomach, goes into the blood. So, if you drink too much water at once, before the kidneys have the chance to filtrate it, it could lead to drastically increasing of the blood pressure. Especially if there is a problem with the kidneys, it could be even more dangerous. Like everything, there is always too much. You should drink water, only as much as you need. There is no need to push your organism to the limits. Drink slowly, one glass at a time, and let your kidneys do their job, so you won't cause any problem.