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Is drinking a gallon and half of water a day bad for you

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably OK: A gallon a day is probably more than what you need if you are not exercising vigorously or sweating a lot. However if you are feeling well otherwise... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
yes: 2 gallons or 7 liters is excessive water intake in most cases. If you do not have kidney stones then this much water intake is not recommended. You ca... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
YES: Yes it is. If you are not addicted to the alcohol you may be habituated. I would see my md and try to cut back the alcohol or seek help to do so.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
It's a lot of water: Drinking a cup (8oz) of water every hour for 16 hours is a lot. If a person's body is used to this amount of water and has a steady state in her body ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Excessive drinking: Yes i suspect this would not be a worry to you providing your sodium level is not low and you are not diabetic.(both ruled out via labs) i would make... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Not OK!: Drinking a gallon of soda a day is not good for you. If it has sugar in it, it is fattening and bad for your teeth. Even without sugar, it isn't goo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Water: Hard to give an answer but the easy way to know is to make sure your urine is very pale when you urinate
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Diet drinks have been thought to trigger weight gain by appetite stimulation.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Could be an infection so see your doctor.
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