What Happens To Your Body When You Drink A Lot Of Water?

Water is life
Water is good for you, but too much of anything is not good.

If you drink a lot of water, you will need to urinate more.  Drinking a glass of water before you go to bed and upon waking up in the morning to put yourself in that routine, making it seem like “so many glasses” are just a part of your day. 

The bladder muscles get accustomed enough to withholding more fluid until they can really expand easily.

You’ll feel less hungry because the body now has something not only for hydration but also for satisfying hunger as well. You’ll have better digestion aided by water as it helps flush out waste products from processing metabolism and food absorption throughout the entire system aka lymphatic flow (vs just peeing them out).

Moreover, drinking plenty of water creates higher levels of energy.

Drinking water helps your body flush out toxins, illnesses, and other impurities. It also helps maintain a healthy fluid level in your tissues. Drinking clean water is the key to optimal health.

The kidneys will filter anything else out of the body which can’t dissolve in the blood (uric acid from protein breakdown for example). 

Drinking more fluids means that the body has less work to do – spent cells can be replaced more quickly, satiety signals are reinforced by making sure you drink enough H2O so you don’t overeat, and it’s easier for sugar-laden urine that would otherwise pool around your organs to get discharged if you’re drinking lots of fluids!

The most important aspects of drinking water are to replace the water fluids that your body is constantly losing, and to help flush out the toxins from your system.

As you drink more water it improves digestion and brain function. One way this works is as a matter of simple volume—an increase in fluid intake means swallowing more air with smaller gulps, so the mechanical act of swallowing helps break up the lumps in food for easier digestive breakdown. 

As you increase urination, drinking extra water also helps clear waste from our bodies (urine contains ammonia, fats, as well as various minerals and other contaminants). 

What happens if you drink too much water?

The first symptom of drinking too much water is when you feel bloated and are forced to use the restroom more frequently than usual. Another telltale sign of overhydration would be if you experience dizziness or headaches since this could be a sign that your sodium levels decreased too quickly. 

If left untreated, excessive water consumption may result in significant fluid overload which could lead to heart failure.

Heavy drinkers can also develop an electrolyte imbalance as they have a tendency to try to compensate by consuming simple sugars and salt tablets for sodium chloride intake which worsens their situation further because it leads them to problems with insulin resistance, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Water intoxication occurs when people drink more than enough water very quickly.

 It’s possible for water consumption to actually lead to death when blood, kidneys, and liver becomes overloaded.

The human body is capable of modifying its intake levels of water based on the availability of potable liquid in the environment, but it has limits. Drinking too much can cause serious problems or even death by flooding organs with fluid and bacteria from an overloaded stomach or intestines. 

Organs can rupture causing septic shock with many other effects such as dehydration (loss of cellular hydration) which affect your health over time.

If someone drinks too much water, it can lead to hyponatremia. This is where sodium concentrations in the person’s blood are so low that brain cells swell up and die, potentially leading to coma or death.

Health benefits of  water:

Water is necessary to maintain proper hydration essential to regulating body temperature, balance nutrients, exhale carbon dioxide through the breathing process in the lungs; it cleanses the system as well as eliminates toxins; cuts salt cravings that may lead to overeating or weight gain; helps flush away fats from food before they have time to collect within bodies cells causing atherosclerosis disease; it promotes faster circulation of waste products throughout the organism such as kidney filtration performance.

Reduces risk of illness by keeping the immune system functioning properly – When we don’t drink enough water, our blood gets thicker and more acidic, which decreases its oxygen levels. This means that all the cells in your body have less access to nutrients as well as fewer ways to eliminate toxins.

 If you’re not drinking enough fluids for even one day, you can decrease your resistance to diseases by up to 50%. The result? Your likelihood of catching everything from a cold or flu goes up considerably.


There are many different kinds of water, but most would agree that spring water is best. This type of natural, unprocessed water does not have beneficial minerals removed from it like other types of processed waters do. Generally speaking, free-flowing springs or lakes with naturally occurring rocks and minerals provide the cleanest source of fresh drinking water.

“Spring” usually refers to water that flows out from the ground due to pressure in rocks deep beneath the earth’s surface – a form of groundwater recharge. Springtime often means rains so there may be more volume at this time than at other times over the year, but what really makes these sources great for humans is their high mineral content.

Generally, spring water is the healthiest because there are no additives and it’s most comparable to what you would find naturally in a mountain stream. This said, during cold months water can become contaminated by unnatural substances that come from underground because of the colder weather. In this case, only know your source (the person who is providing you with clean drinking water) and avoid anything you don’t trust.

There are many different water sources all over the world and each has its pros and cons. For instance, tap water tastes better in most cases because it goes through a filtering process that removes a lot of contaminants.

 On the other hand, bottled water can contain turbidity which is caused by sediments settling at the bottom of a container during transport or production. 

Springwater, on the other hand, does not have an independent source so it’s usually just rainwater that’s been collected with some minerals added back in to give it more taste properties.

The decision to drink one type of water depends on your location and what kind you’re looking for.


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