Water Intoxication

Water intoxication occurs when there is too much fluid in the body. Excess fluid may collect in bodily tissue, particularly in the feet and legs, a condition called edema. Excess consumption of fluids, as well as kidney disorders that reduce urine output, may contribute to water intoxication. The symptoms of water intoxication are confusion, convulsions, and, in extreme cases, death. see also Dehydration; Diarrhea; Nutrients; Oral Rehydration Therapy.

Kweethai C. Neill

Bibliography

Whitney, Eleanor N., and Rolfes, Sharon R. (2002). Understanding Nutriton, 9th edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Shils Maurice, E., and Young, Vernon R. (1988). Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lea and Febinger.

overweight: weight above the accepted norm based on height, sex, and age obese: above accepted standards of weight for sex, height, and age energy: technically, the ability to perform work; the content of a substance that allows it to be useful as a fuel physiological: related to the biochemical processes of the body basal metabolic rate: rate of energy consumption by the body during a period of no activity nutrient: dietary substance necessary for health diet: the total daily food intake, or the types of foods eaten

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