U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Du Bois, PA
A 26-year-old female asked:

My dr told me im dehydrated and need gatorade vs water.i already drink lots of water. i don't like all the sugar.how do i rehydrate without the sugar?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Need more info: Everything depends on what you mean by "lots of water". Did the doctor do nay blood tests? Normal water intake daily should be about 70 ounces of water daily unless you like in a very warm climate where you may need more water intake.If your water intake meets those requirements then please consult with a nephrologist, a doctor who deals with the chemistry of the kidney.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 3, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.