... mistake my thirst and May be over drinking h20. How much is enough, and how much could cause toxicity and dizziness nauseated sickly hott pins and needles, headache side effects etc ect?
Hello, Dancer! The old adage of 8-12 glasses is about right ~ or half your body weight in ounces (150lbs = 75oz = 9 1/2 8oz glasses). If you're sweating or overheated you need a bit more to maintain hydration, but not more than a glass or two.
Excess fluid intake is hard on the kidneys and flushes out essential electrolytes, in particular sodium. Low sodium levels, or hyponatremia, can cause nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps and seizures and coma if severe.
Just try to spread your water intake out through the day making small adjustments for heavy activity.
Best wishes, WCV
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