Do you know that drinking excess water either during sports unknowingly or intentionally drinking more water than your body needs may lead to dilution of the salt in the blood which makes your body lack sodium.
When there is less sodium in the blood than needed, it causes some unwanted changes in the cells.
In this article in line with a publication on WebMD, we are going to have a look at some of the negative changes excess water intake can do to the brain. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.
What Does Excess Water Intake Do to the Brain?
When the sodium in the body gets diluted, the person will start suffering from what is known as hyponatremia and if left unattended, the cells in the body will start swelling.
This swelling doesn’t end with the cells in the body but also the cells in the brain gets affected causing them to grow in size and press against the skull.
If the cells in the brain starts pressing against the skull, it causes a throbbing headache that may lead to brain impairment and trouble breathing.
In worse cases, such a person may have brain related damage or even die if he or she doesn’t know what happening.