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WATCH IT: Drinking too much water could be surprisingly hazardous to your health

  • Drinking too much water can be unhealthy and even lead to death in extreme cases.
  • When you drink more water than your kidneys can handle, you can upset the balance of sodium levels in your blood— this is called water intoxication.
  • Check out the video above to find how this imbalance can wreak havoc on your brain and body.

We couldn’t live without water. But if we drink too much, it can wreak havoc on our brain and body. Drinking more water than your kidneys can process can throw your blood sodium levels out of balance. That’s called water intoxication. And in extreme cases, it can cause brain damage, comas, and even death.

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