Drinking Much Water Will Lead to Weight Loss Or Death?

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Many dietitians would claim that in order to lose weight you need to drink a lot of water, but they usually never tell you how much is a lot.

Now many people would assume that a lot is a lot in a one-time drink kind of way; and that, my friend, is gonna get you killed.

Drinking is essentially important for your body to recharge the water loss due to breathing, exercising, walking, sitting, etc. It also can make you feel full and make you younger … or so they say.

But drinking a lot of water in a short period of time can also make you poisoned by the excess water. This is called water intoxication. When you drink a lot of water in a short period of time you would make the electrolyte in your blood cell to regularly drop into the same level or lower than the electrolyte in the cell, and thus to balance the electrolyte the water would seep into the cell to balance the electrolyte in the blood and the cell. However, this comes as a problem because when the water seep into the blood then your cell would swell and it could make your brain to swell and squeeze it into your skull resulting a headache, confusion, and even coma.

There have been many cases of death due to many water intoxication. The most recent was in 2007 in a contest called "Hold your wee for a Wii." Jennifer Strange, a 28-year old woman, was trying to win a Wii by drinking 2 gallons of water without urinating and a few hours later she was found dead in her home.

So remember that if you want to use water as your weight loss aid do not forget that drinking too much in one short period of time can kill you.

Source by Martin Nuesta