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Yes, it can. You can actually die from what is referred to as water poisoning.

All those companies saying sodium is unhealthy forget one important thing: the body needs salt to survive. If you drink gallons of water all at once, your body can't handle it and it also flushes out the salt.

Too much of ANYTHING is bad for you. That's why it's stupid for people to say "you can't eat this or that" because you can. You just have to moderate the amount you eat. I can eat sweets and still be healthy. Now, eating an entire pizza in one sitting is bad. Eating a couple of slices, perfectly fine.

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Yes all at once...

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Sometimes, it won't if you are lucky.

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Yep

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No it can not kill you because it refreshes you and it can keep your mouth wet and it keeps your mouth hydrated.

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I disagree I learn that it can kill you but it depends how much water you drink..!
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Yes it can
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Your body shouldn't let you drink too much. You can only fill your stomach to a certain point before you body will start to vomit it back up. So I doubt it can actually happen. Now, you could drown, but that isn't the same thing.

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i don't know i just heard that it can kill u if u drink to much of it. but thank u
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Yes, too much of anything can kill you, what happens is the water dilutes the salinity of your blood.

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Thx, call me Loki (:
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Many healthcare professionals recommend 1 ounce per pound of body weight per day as an acceptable intake of water under normal circumstances.

Of course, heavy or extreme physical exertion would warrant additional intake.

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Yes, people have died from drinking too much water. It is usually from dares or sorority initiations.

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Yes

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No Duhhh

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Yes it absolutely can. There was a news story a few years ago about that happening to a woman who was trying to win a contest to see who could drink the most water in the shortest amount of time. She died from it.

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only if you drink to much at once

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Yes, it's called water toxicity. It can drastically reduce your sodium levels which must be in balance for your body to work the way it's supposed to.

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yes its like drowning your self...

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eating or drinking anything too much has the possibility to kill you.

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Yes a lady tried doing it to loose weight and died by drowning

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No because it makes get energy and healthy

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i think it can kill you thanks for the answer.
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Yes......... it all goes to your head.... recall that.

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you can drown soo.. yeah

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Only if you drink it all at the same time or like 10 gallons it can make your stomach explode.....................ugh

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YES !!! there was a contest in my state that was for concert tickets.to see who could drink the most water. lets just say the winner went home with the tickets..but she never make it till morning.the fluids being processed through your body can only go so fast.too much water can thin the blood.too much salt will make it thick and turn against itself.

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NOOOO! Your body is made of water, and needs it. the only thing that will happen, is that you will pee a lot and flush your system of any toxins you might have in your body. You need water to live., You can not die because you drink too much water. Did you die when you went swimming? The skin also absorbs water, and since you are asking the answer is NO! PS. Look it up in Biology books and do your research. Do not ask medical questions to rookies. Go to the doctor and ask him/her.

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Please don't answer questions if you have no knowledge of the issue. Especially when you say "do not ask medical questions to rookies" in which you are one yourself. Your lack of knowledge could actually hurt some of these kids out there
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Watch out for what you read...especially of some of the comments up there. According to Svelta, you cannot die....this is not true. He needs to do some research before answering questions out of his butt. I'd rather see some people not answer than just spit stuff out in which they have no knowledge about. I am a physician and you could actually hurt yourself. If you drink alot of water in a short period...your kidneys will be "overloaded" to eliminate the water and you will create what we called "hyponatremia", which is too much water to salt balance...this can create swelling in your brain and affect your heart.

Second of all, when you have so much water in yoru body, your body will try to maintain a balance between electrolytes and volume of blood. Water will go into your cells, taken from the blood and your cells will swell. If this swelling goes to your brain, there is no room for it to go to because of your skull. This increase intracranial pressure and could kill you.

Drink in moderation...you could die...but you have to drink an excessive amount over a short period..

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Not often, but it is possible. When exercising a lot, your body looses electrolytes. Water does not replenish these, and they are necessary for survival.

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No, of course, but drinking too much water will let you feel no so good... visit this - http://www.thistips.com/can-you-drink-too-much-water/

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