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Old 01-15-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default You really can drink too much water.

I'm sure no one here is drinking water like this but here is a case of a woman dying from drinking to much water. How sad, she had 3 kids too.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/070114/2/1228q.html
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I saw that on another blog. I didn't realise it was a competition! How IRRESPONSIBLE!!! I hope the radio station get done for manslaughter! OMG! It's like saying - "How many cigarettes can you smoke before you cough up a lung..." I can't believe the competition got through a marketing discussion or whatever....
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Wow! Thats just crazy!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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I don't think anyone would have thought that drinking water and waiting to pee would have killed or harmed anyone. If I had read about the competition I know I would have never thought that. It's sad. It's also sad that we have all these strange competitions just so we can get more stuff.
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My mom was hospitalized for a full week last year with water intoxication on less than a gallon of water a day. It isn't common, but it can happen. Her kidney specialist said her blood pressure med contributed (the same med I'm on, so I'm much more aware of what I drink now).

Mom was on Weight Watchers, and because they were told not to count caffeinated beverages, Mom was drinking 2 quarts of water (8 glasses) her 2 or 3 glasses of milk, 2 - 4 cups of coffee. She was eating fresh fruits and veggies and eating soups occasionally.

The kidney specialist told her that all of the liquid in her diet "counted" even from foods and caffeinated beverages, and that water intoxication is becoming more common, even in healthy people on no meds, because of the push to drink large amounts of water. He told us that there is no good reason for the average person to drink more than 2 quarts of fluid (including milk, water, and all beverages, caffeinated or not).
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Really sad. There was a frat kid a couple years back who died water intoxication a couple towns over. So it ain't unheard of around here. There is a little more follow up here. It will be a while before the autopsy info comes back - but dang you'd think a radio station would know better.
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I concur with kaplods. We were told in our WW meeting that ALL liquids count toward the daily intake and not to drink 64 oz in addition to real liquids in our foods.

What a tragic story....and, as howie has already said, all for just more stuff.

Thanks for posting this, howie!
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That's so sad. I heard the story on the radio, but they didn't mention that she had 3 kids. Such a tragedy.
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This tragedy is making national headlines. It was on my local morning news here in Boston this morning.
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My mom was hospitalized for a full week last year with water intoxication on less than a gallon of water a day. It isn't common, but it can happen. Her kidney specialist said her blood pressure med contributed (the same med I'm on, so I'm much more aware of what I drink now).

Mom was on Weight Watchers, and because they were told not to count caffeinated beverages, Mom was drinking 2 quarts of water (8 glasses) her 2 or 3 glasses of milk, 2 - 4 cups of coffee. She was eating fresh fruits and veggies and eating soups occasionally.

The kidney specialist told her that all of the liquid in her diet "counted" even from foods and caffeinated beverages, and that water intoxication is becoming more common, even in healthy people on no meds, because of the push to drink large amounts of water. He told us that there is no good reason for the average person to drink more than 2 quarts of fluid (including milk, water, and all beverages, caffeinated or not).
I was on a liquid restriction from my kidney doctor before I started taking the meds I am testing for the FDA. Those meds are the only reason I am drinking the quantity of water that I am.

And yes, all liquids count. Tea, milk, juices, etc.

Very very sad.
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