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Why Drinking Too Much Water Is Dangerous To Your Health

Almost everyone drinks water as it is necessary for life. Infact, in accordance with H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 60% of human body is made up of water.

Therefore, according to body needs, sometimes we find ourselves drinking water too often. That's good for our body's health. Nontheless, at times we may find ourselves drinking too much water oblivious of the dangers it poses to us. Let's have a look at some of these dangers.

Fatigue on your adrenal glands

An adrenal gland is a pair of endocrine glands located above each of the kidneys. They're responsible for secretion of hormones responsible for controlling heart beat rate and other body metabolisms.

Adrenal fatigue is largely believed to be caused by stress. Even though, it can also be caused by drinking lots of water. This is caused by the fact that your kidneys would be forced to work extra harder to filter the excess water from your body so as to maintain balanced electrolytes.

When the kidneys work extra harder, the adrenal glands become fatigued which can in the long run affect your hormone production.

No balance for your body electrolytes

Electrolytes mainly constitute of minerals like calcium and phosphorus that are needed by the body. Their main role is to ensure nerves function optimally. This means they're responsible for the functioning of your nerves and heart.

Therefore, taking too much water may lead to drop in your electrolyte concentration. This will lead to sudden migraines.


When you drink lots of water above your body requirements, sodium levels in your blood will drop considerably. The sodium levels would drop as a result of dilution caused by the high amounts of water intake.

The resultant outcome is that your body cells will dilate. This will consecutively dilate your brain cells hence an headache becomes inevitable.

Slow metabolic activities

Taking too much water would make your body cells to have low glucose and sodium levels. This would deprive your body the ability to produce optimal energy.

Neglible energy production levels by your body would gradually slow your metabolism rates. Metabolic rates here could be the rate at which your body digests food.

Can cause cramp of the muscles

Taking too much water will definitely lead to an electrolyte imbalance in your system. The excess water might even dilute the mineral concentration in your muscles that keeps muscles in perfect shape. This can in the long run lead to muscle cramps.

To avoid this scenerio, ensure you replace your electrolytes oftenly to maintain a balance. Also, only take water when your body feels dehydrated.

Urinating frequently

Frequent urination is directly correlational to drinking lots of water. This is possible by the fact that the more water you drink, the more your kidneys would be working to eliminate the excess of it.

To control these, only take excess water if you're undertaking a physical activity that leads to lots of sweating or if the weather is too hot.

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H.H. Mitchell Journal of Biological Chemistry


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