Everybody has been told to drink lots of water to keep from becoming dehydrated.
But can you drink too much water?
Water intoxication is rare but it can happen when a person drinks a large quantity of water in a short amount of time. Our kidneys can process about 15 liters (4 gallons) of water a day.
Even if a person drinks more than the recommended eight glasses of water a day, the kidneys have no problem as long as the consumption is stretched out over time. It is when large amounts of water are consumed all at once that problems can arise.
What kind of problems? This article in The Health Journal will tell you all about it...