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10 signs you're drinking too much water

INSIDER Logo By Sophia Mitrokostas of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 11: Water is crucial for your body to function properly. There is, however, such a thing as drinking too much water and becoming overhydrated. Overhydration can lead to falling electrolyte levels resulting in headaches, nausea, and weakness. Water is vital to the human body and staying hydrated should be a top priority for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can, however, actually take your quest for hydration too far. Experts recommend that healthy adults drink between nine-13 cups of fluids per day. Drinking too much water can cause side effects that range from annoying to life-threatening. Here's how to know if your water intake is too high.

Water is vital to the human body and staying hydrated should be a top priority for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can, however, actually take your quest for hydration too far.

Experts recommend that healthy adults drink between nine-13 cups of fluids per day. Drinking too much water can cause side effects that range from annoying to life-threatening.

Here's how to know if your water intake is too high.

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