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How much water should elderly people drink a day

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
More than they do.: Ideal fluid intake will depend on what disease states are present, what medications they are on, are there reasons to restrict fluid (such as hyponatr ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same as middle-age: Enough to make/keep urine clear. We used to tell everyone to drink 8 eight ounce glasses a day but there's really no evidence to support that. Your bo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to give easy #: Older people can more readily get dehydrated so this is a good question however they can also easily overdo it depending on body fat levels, medical p ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Water at meal time: Your answer could be answered best by the manager of the facility you are asking about. Perhaps the residents requested sweet drinks rather than water ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience Dentistry
1/2 your body weight: 100 lbs =50ounces per day.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Depends: For maintences half oz per pound is generally recommended. So a 150 lb person should drink 75 oz.
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A 41-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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
About...: ...2 liters, none of it sweetened, flavored, or caffeinated.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Drink when thirsty: There is no particular amount of water needed by healthy persons, and no need to keep track of how much you drink. Drink water or other fluids as need ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Every one...: Should try and consume 2 quarts of water per day. Taking biotin does not change this in either direction.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
How much food: Enough but not too much. Get this book. DASH eating plan. DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 Excerpt From: Thomas J. Moore & Mark Jen ... Read More
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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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Water: Hard to give an answer but the easy way to know is to make sure your urine is very pale when you urinate
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Two to three: The best amount of caffeine to have is about 300 mg or less per day. This equates to about 2-3 cups, depending on how strong they are. Drinking more i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Huh?: A person with DM should drink about the same amount of water as anyone else unless of course BG are very high in which case water requirements will be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: It depends on the size of the person and the rate of ingestion but somewhere in range of four to six liters in a short period of time can substantiall ... Read More
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: It's hard to put an absolute amount of water necessary. You may hear 6-8 glasses of water a day. I'd prefer water over large volumes of tea or soft dr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Same as always: For a male your age the institute of medicine recommends at least 98 oz fluids daily (actually 3 liters). Could be all water, or combination of juice, ... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If you kept drinking water all day long your body will tell you when to stop . If you were to ignore the symptoms of fullness you will most likely st ... Read More
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