Signs and Symptoms of Overhydration - Access Health Care Physicians, LLC
Overhydration, or water intoxication, occurs when the body retains an excessive amount of water, leading to electrolyte imbalance. Signs and symptoms include nausea, headache, confusion, seizures, and in severe cases, coma. Overhydration can dilute essential electrolytes like sodium, affecting the brain and nervous system. Swelling, known as edema, may also occur. Monitoring urine color and frequency, paying attention to sudden weight gain, and being aware of changes in mental state are crucial. Seek medical attention promptly if these symptoms arise. Access Health Care Physicians, LLC, emphasizes the importance of balanced hydration for overall well-being.