Symptoms, conditions and causes

Am I drinking too much liquid?

You don't want to force yourself to drink gallons of water when you're not hot and exercising, because you could dilute your sodium and that can create what's called hyponatremia which is really dangerous. Just like not drinking enough water, drinking excessive water can kill you. You just want to drink appropriate amounts of water to be hydrated.

Some people drink a lot more water because they want to dilute the kidney and not get calcium buildup that's called hypercalcemia because they're taking a lot of vitamin D. Yet other people want to prevent a kidney stone because they've had it before in which case they need more water for sure to dilute the urine.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2024 14:23 PM