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Potomania or excessive water consumption

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Excessive water consumption can be a symptom of mental imbalance as it has in common with other disorders of impulse control. Identified as Potomania or psychogenic polydipsia and it is a relatively unknown disorder is a common desire to drink plenty of fluids, compulsively and do not feel particularly thirsty, which is attached to be satisfied with a pleasant feeling.

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There have been episodes potomania in people trying to lose weight through excessive consumption of water in this way is to “fool the stomach” to fill with water instead of food. There have also been cases where high-performance athletes, who consume many more gallons of water in your body needs to prevent dehydration. In these situations should be alert to rule out a disorder due to lack of control when drinking water. (more…)

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