Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

Friday, July 29, 2016

We all know that we need things like water and oxygen to live, but what happens when you get too much of a good thing?

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Sources:
Water
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3260684/The-hiker-died-drinking-water-Excess-fluid-lack-food-caused-brain-fatally-swell.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16614865/ns/us_news-life/t/woman-dies-after-water-drinking-contest/#.VyogwdQgu8o

Oxygen
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-oxygen-dilemma/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/question98.htm
https://physiology.knoji.com/why-do-we-breathe-oxygen/
http://www.emsworld.com/article/10915304/the-dangers-of-giving-too-much-oxygen
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778505_3
http://jcb.sagepub.com/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14975933
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2008/resuscitation-technique-after-brain-injury-may-do-more-harm-than-good-researchers-find.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101005104335.htm
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2008/resuscitation-technique-after-brain-injury-may-do-more-harm-than-good-researchers-find.html
http://www.emsworld.com/article/10915304/the-dangers-of-giving-too-much-oxygen

Antioxidants
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/antioxidant-supplements-too-much-of-a-kinda-good-thing/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/480352-the-effects-of-too-much-antioxidants/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292009/
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants/introduction.htm
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antioxidants.html
http://www.nutrition.gov/whats-food/phytonutrients

Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype


https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Aug2011/Feature1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249911/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3488923/
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-oxidation.htm
http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Oxidative-Stress.aspx

Blood
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/understanding-leukemia-basics
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/polycythemia-vera
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-red-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050858
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050611
http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/
http://www.livescience.com/22486-circulatory-system.html
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/196001.php

Image Links:
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20 Comments

  1. dirtTdude says:

    i like blueberries on my pancakes…  am I going to die?

  2. doshi prasham says:

    loved this video…

  3. Prakash d says:

    Hi Scishow… can you please talk a bit about a weird concept called "WATER MEMORY " ….. plz plz plz

  4. Prakash d says:

    Hi Scishow… can you please talk a bit about a weird concept called "WATER MEMORY " ….. plz plz plz

  5. Sans the Moral Compass says:

    So that's why vampires need to keep sucking blood, and (probably) why they became extinct.

  6. Michael Nielsen (ToneSlaveMusic) says:

    I thought electrolytes was made up by the movie Idiocracy ;)

  7. Pallington and Dover says:

    HAHA!
    Long ago, when I heard of a guy drinking too much water, I thought it might be because the blood was diluted.
    I WAS RIGHT!

  8. FiNiTe says:

    Oh hey I'm gonna start breathing fast!

  9. Lauri Elsilä says:

    "Annos tekee myrkyn" is what we say in Finland. It means " The portion makes the poison", if I roughly translate it. Everything can kill you when they go beyond one point when there is too much of it for your body to handle. This includes even oxygen.

  10. M.L. CH says:

    like Paracelsus said: the concentrations makes the poison.

  11. Sunil Jain says:

    What does Nitrogen do for the body? Like we breath it in with Oxygen but what does it do for us?

  12. lillypod21 says:

    I have to say, I really don't appreciate the unskippable 3-minute ad about removing a pituitary gland tumor that I had to watch through to get to the video itself. twice.

  13. Solarius The Blaziken says:

    What happens if you get too much of EVERYTHING at once? Does it balance out?

  14. Captain Redbeard says:

    At the end there I could've sworn you were talking about the American economy for a second.

  15. Julian the Ivysaur says:

    I once asked my teacher what happens if i stepped into a room full of oxygen and breathed.
    She told me i can get high from too much oxygen. Is that true?

  16. Balloon Man says:

    Too much blood?

    Nonsense

    BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!!

  17. justus clanton says:

    oh God y did u say this! Now Howie will never eat or drink again or go outside he will die because of ur science!

  18. Anany Mangal says:

    when the water look for Na ions and starts coming in cells, they actually starts increasing the density of blood resulting into death.

  19. Ashton Reed says:

    You can die from oxygen? Seriously?!!

  20. Jonathan Quettant says:

    does working out stunt your growth if your young

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