Drinking too much water brings a whole host other horrors, some of which can even be lethal. Having too much water dilutes your blood, which decreases the concentration of sodium and electrolytes in our bodies. Since sodium is what regulates the water in and around our cells, our cells begin swelling up. According to Dr Tamara Hew-Butler, Science Professor at Oakland University, if our brain cells swell up to more than 10 per cent, it can reach our skull and possibly push the brain stem out. Horrific.
But how much is too much? As it depends on each individual, always consult your doctor before drastically lowering or increasing your water intake.
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