Brain Damage from Drinking too Much Water Causes Death of 29-year-old

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM General Health News
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Matthew Ellis , a 29 year old man from Gleadless, Sheffield, died after suffering brain damage caused by excessive water consumption.

According to his family, he returned after a night out and experienced excessive thirst which caused him to drink atleast twenty pints of water.  
 Brain Damage from Drinking too Much Water Causes Death of 29-year-old
Brain Damage from Drinking too Much Water Causes Death of 29-year-old

The family suspects that his drink was mixed with ecstasy which perhaps triggered excessive thirst.  

The salt levels in his body plunged after he drank excessive water causing him to suffer a rare brain condition called extrapontine myelinolysis. He was hospitalized for 32 weeks and later died from a chest infection.  

Expressing profound grief , Matthew's mother said, "He never took drugs. We are told drinking lots of water is good for you but what happened should be a warning." 

 



Source: Medindia

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Fitznony22

Whatever he took before returning home should also be blamed for this incident. His brain even malfunctioned by instructing him to consume that amount of water. It's a pity, what happened.

My condolences to the family. However, I disagree with the sweeping statement that "drinking too much water kills". This individual, in my opinion, did take in something toxic, which very thing prompted the thirst, prior to drinking the water.

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