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

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Water: You should drink adequate water that is needed to quench your thirst. Drinking more than what you needed can certainly put your health in jeopardy inc ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: 64 ounces spread among 8 glasses is a classically recommended amount of daily water. Thus, 1.5 gallons is nearly 200 ounces and well above that amount ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
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.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hydration: Yes. Of course.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Water is tolerated: well and a wide range of input is able to be taken without problems. A gallon is about the old-wives-tale amount of "8 glasses a day". While there isn ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Drinking water is: usually advisable. However, too much water, too quickly can be dangerous. Here's an article on this that I just pulled up for you: http://www.scientif ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No : It will make you "pee" more, that's all.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
42 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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