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Sodium Level in Blood: Drinking Too Much Water Leads to Hyponatremia

According to our veteran Doctor who prefers to remain anonymous, Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells. Due to drinking too much water: He says: One needs to drink enough water throughout the day In hyponatremia, one or more factors, ranging from an underlying medical condition to drinking too much water may cause the sodium in your body to become diluted. When this happens, your body's water levels rise, and your cells begin to swell. This swelling can cause many health problems, from mild to life-threatening. May have to cut down on your drink: Hyponatremia treatment is aimed at resolving the underlying condition. Depending on the cause of hyponatremia, you may simply need to cut back on how much you drink. In other cases of hyponatremia, you may need intravenous electrolyte solutions and medications. Many possible conditions an