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Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

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We all know that we need things like water and oxygen to live, but what happens when you get too much of a good thing?

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Sources:
Water
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3260684/The-hiker-died-drinking-water-Excess-fluid-lack-food-caused-brain-fatally-swell.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16614865/ns/us_news-life/t/woman-dies-after-water-drinking-contest/#.VyogwdQgu8o

Oxygen
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-oxygen-dilemma/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_CgtFORzw
http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/question98.htm
https://physiology.knoji.com/why-do-we-breathe-oxygen/
http://www.emsworld.com/article/10915304/the-dangers-of-giving-too-much-oxygen
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778505_3
http://jcb.sagepub.com/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14975933
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2008/resuscitation-technique-after-brain-injury-may-do-more-harm-than-good-researchers-find.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101005104335.htm
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2008/resuscitation-technique-after-brain-injury-may-do-more-harm-than-good-researchers-find.html
http://www.emsworld.com/article/10915304/the-dangers-of-giving-too-much-oxygen

Antioxidants
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/antioxidant-supplements-too-much-of-a-kinda-good-thing/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/480352-the-effects-of-too-much-antioxidants/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292009/
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants/introduction.htm
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antioxidants.html
http://www.nutrition.gov/whats-food/phytonutrients
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/antioxidants/
https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Aug2011/Feature1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249911/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3488923/
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-oxidation.htm
http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Oxidative-Stress.aspx

Blood
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/understanding-leukemia-basics
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/polycythemia-vera
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-red-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050858
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050611
http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/
http://www.livescience.com/22486-circulatory-system.html
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/196001.php

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    Popular Comments:

Potassuim_Cation . 2018-09-19
Whole foods are medicine. Period.
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beesbeuponyou . 2018-09-08
Doctor, this patient has too much blood.
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Simonarne Myklebust . 2018-09-07
If i drink 6 liters of water a day would that would be bad in the long term?
121 2 . Reply
cc splat . 2018-09-03
I donโ€™t have a body.
121 2 . Reply
Iona Cowley . 2018-09-03
reads title well yeah, that's what too much means..
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beef . 2018-08-27
test
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test
121 2 . Reply
dtip4life 8472 . 2018-08-25
In 1977 the rock band The Sweet had a song "Love is like oxygen" It goes like this "Love is like oxygen. Too much you get high. Too little you die."
121 2 . Reply
John Kuwik . 2018-08-23
"Medically speaking is bad... like leads to death" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
121 2 . Reply
AYX AYo . 2018-08-22
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121 2 . Reply
AYX AYo . 2018-08-22
6 liters I chuged ten liters right now
121 2 . Reply
Crazy Gameplayz . 2018-08-21
Lesson of the day: EVERYTHING CAN KILL YOU
121 2 . Reply
medexamtoolsdotcom . 2018-08-21
Lots of people die of too much water. Usually from accidental inhalation.
121 2 . Reply
Anhad Singha . 2018-08-18
So now people need to be careful before ODing on food instead of other things
121 2 . Reply
Shane Lawrence . 2018-08-03
What if you keep inhaling and exhaling despite not being physically active what so ever?
121 2 . Reply
StigDesign1 . 2018-07-28
what if you youst breath with oxygene tank/thank?
121 2 . Reply
Solar Sonic . 2018-07-26
Shut up IGN
121 2 . Reply
Johny40Se7en . 2018-07-23
Bloody oxygen, let's just hold our breaths forever then โณ ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ‘
121 2 . Reply
Gerard Cada . 2018-07-22
Too much death?
121 2 . Reply
Nobody . 2018-07-20
Iโ€™m scared to eat, drink and even breathe
121 2 . Reply
M H S . 2018-07-19
Praise Jesus for having perfect balance in your body
121 2 . Reply
The Stacker . 2018-07-16
brilliant!!
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Goldenfire Fox . 2018-07-12
Ok, so as long as I drink just the right amount of water if I am thirsty from time to time and eat healthy and breathe normal amounts of oxygen every day I should be good and not have to worry about a thing, right?
121 2 . Reply
Jonathan Williams . 2018-07-08
I heard a vitamin C OD just made you piss it out
121 2 . Reply
candymountainn . 2018-07-06
so basically the issues lie in the imbalance and disruption of normal osmosis
121 2 . Reply
Sarah Kretzschmar . 2018-07-05
So I really am just a cucumber with anxiety...thanks Hank.
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bill william . 2018-07-03
ok so your saying if 100% of me is water im going to die? like if every single thing of me has turned into 100% water, heart, bones, then i will die? or if its blood? like if my entire brain arms heart etc doesnt exist and has turned into blood? id do it if my waifu was vampire and will drink me all, kind of like that hot nerdy girl on this show, id let her do it.
121 2 . Reply
RyCurz . 2018-07-02
Love is like oxygen - you get too much, you get too high
121 2 . Reply
Xuan Bach Lai . 2018-06-30
"take only what you need" :)
121 2 . Reply
Aquatic Aura . 2018-06-29
Everyone should share this to those people that says "vaccine doesent work"
121 2 . Reply
Samantha Martin . 2018-06-28
"look atchur body, it's pretty great" no. NO!
121 2 . Reply
James Matthews . 2018-06-28
Look at your butt (really).
121 2 . Reply
Nectovelius Salavin . 2018-06-25
I don't know if anybody noticed, but the scishow title sequence has a Dalik in it...
121 2 . Reply
Anusha K Murthy . 2018-06-25
but how much water is too much water
121 2 . Reply
sniperammow . 2018-06-24
Just drink when you are thirsty idiots. Damit!
121 2 . Reply
bearsemen . 2018-06-24
Can I die from too much dankness?
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RUSapache . 2018-06-21
OK, drinking too much water is lethal. But what if I drink much water and eat salt at the same time? Will they neutralize each other?
121 2 . Reply
Sean Thrasher . 2018-06-18
How sad would it be if you were healthy and perfectly fine after a drug fueled rage at a party, yet died because of water after?
121 2 . Reply
BW Scott . 2018-06-13
1.5 grams of vitamin D will kill you
121 2 . Reply
No Hetero . 2018-06-12
โ€œIt can be dangerous if you take in even a little too much of itโ€

Me: tries to breathe in as much as possible to test hypothesis
121 2 . Reply
Madalin Grama . 2018-06-09
You have to be a special kind of bell-end to die from water intoxication, a proud recipient of the lifetime achievement Darwin award for total lack of self-preservation sense and all around general stupidity...
121 2 . Reply
Micah Philson . 2018-06-09
"Nothing oxidizes like oxygen."

Except fluorine, which is so strong they just call it fluorination because fluorine tries way too dang hard at everything.
121 2 . Reply
155chipmunkz . 2018-06-02
Drinking blood can cause iron intoxication.
121 2 . Reply
A S . 2018-05-24
What about ozone therapy?
121 2 . Reply
SarahTheGreat . 2018-05-09
I think I learnt this in a bio lesson about osmosis or something I wasnโ€™t rlly listening
121 2 . Reply
sawajiri100 . 2018-05-06
Nice advertising.. money money money
121 2 . Reply
sawajiri100 . 2018-05-06
Really drinking to much water its lid to die??
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Dan Coulson . 2018-05-06
Yes. You can die from too much of anything.
Too much water will cause overhydration. It's pretty difficult to do, and you'll probably be vomiting before any real damage is done. But with a strong enough will, it's possible.
121 2 . Reply
WIFIGHOST CRUISER . 2018-05-06
Yes. What a moronic question.
121 2 . Reply
ArceusThe Artist . 2018-05-05
What about....Too much money?
121 2 . Reply
Cat Loving Trio . 2018-05-05
I don't care. I'mma finish this bottle of H20.
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