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Glossary for Water Intoxication

  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Diabetes Insipidus: Rare pituitary disorder often affecting the kidneys.
  • Disorientation: Disorientation is an abnormal mental state in which a person is unaware of or confused to person, place, or date/time.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Hyponatremia: An electrolyte disturbance involving low sodium levels in the blood. Symptoms are determined by the degree of imbalance. Very low sodium levels can cause water intoxication which can be very dangerous.
  • Muscle cramps: A condition which is characterized by the uncontrolled contractions of muscles
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Slurred speech: Slurring speech or difficulty articulating words
  • Systemic disorders: Any condition that occurs in a system of the body


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