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water intoxication

19 Mar

Tomorrow I’m giving a presentation on seizures, and I’m reading about how drinking too much water can cause one’s cells to swell, an excess accumulation of water in the brain, seizures, brain damage, coma, and death.  I am absolutely disgusted by the number of small children who have died this way because their parents thought it would be a creative punishment to make them drink a gallon of water in one sitting.  Also revolting is this story of a woman who died after consuming too much water in an effort to win a radio contest for a Nintendo Wii video game system.