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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
A few minutes: Water alone is not the best way to hydrate when dehydrated. A sports drink is actually better as the sugar and electrolytes in it promote hydration at ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Unusual: Think about getting your kidneys evaluated.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Flash Gordon
47 years experience General Practice
Slow and steady...: If you drink too much too fast, you might get queasy and could throw up. It would be reasonable to drink, say, 1 ounce per minute and when you don't f ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: E.G. If you were missing 4 liters then drinking 2 liters will improve but not resolve dehydration.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Sasson
30 years experience Gastroenterology
At least 64 oz/day: The standard is 64 ounces of fluids daily as a baseline. This doesn't included if you are exercising excessively or sweating during the warm months. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sometimes: If you drink too much water in a short period of time such as a gallon in a 1 to 2 hour period this can cause hyponatremia which can be dangerous.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Varies: Depends on your weight , how much salt you consume and medications you are taking.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Clear Urine: The easiest way to tell if you're drinking enough water is looking at your urine. If it's clear, you're good. If you're peeing every hour and it's a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Salt: Enough water intake to drop your serum sodium acutely to 120 or less should do the trick. By the way, this kind of "intoxication" isn't fun. It could ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus
49 years experience Holistic Medicine
Water intoxication: This is a rare phenomena and can occur during excessive loss of fluids from vigorous exercise and then drinking large amounts of water without electro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srikanth Mahavadi
Specializes in Podiatry
Dehydration: Not having enough electrolytes due to high intake of water with subsequent urination. Drinking plain water can also dehydrate cause host of problems. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Miller
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 oz every 15 mins: To max your workout 16-20oz water 1-2 hrs b4 workout & another 8 about 15 minutes or so beforehand. During your workout, 8oz per 15 mins should suffic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Water: No. You can disturb your electrolyte balance by drinking more than a couple gallons per day. But even excessive water drinking will cause increased ur ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes, it's possible to drink too much water and that can lead to water intoxication.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
WATER INTAKE: 8 oz 6-8 times /day.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Drowning occurs when water enters the lungs and is not related to how much you drink. Drinking too much water can however, result in other problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Watery is generally well absobed. If you had water toxicity, drank so much water you lowered serum your sodium to a dangerous level, you potentially ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Water daily: While there's no hard evidence backing this recommendation up, an easy to remember guide is eight 8 ounce glasses of fluid a day - this is for healthy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Wetzel
Specializes in Psychiatry
Moderation: First & foremost, you and your prescriber should discuss fluid management and diet at length. It's important to stay hydrated, eat a normal amount ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hydration: A general recommendation for an adult is at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. You may become dehydrated and fail to detoxify correctly with i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
64 oz of H20 or more: On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz). If you're working out and swe ... Read More
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