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What amount water can i drink in an hour?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
For what purpose?: Water intoxication is dangerous, and can be life-threatening. Drink when you are thirsty or active.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What amount of water should I drink?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Water Intake: According to mayo clinic, in a temperate climate a man’s adequate intake (ai) is about 3 liters of water per day ; a woman’s about 2.2 liters. However more fluid is needed if you are exercising, losing fluid through illness or in a hot climate.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Why drinking large amounts of water is important ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Marketing - Sales: If slender, our body is ~62% water. We constantly intake ; output (multiple routes). If temp ; humidity comfortable, young reasonably healthy people can survive indefinitely on as little as 0.5 liter/day up to as much as ~25 liters/day, 50 fold range. Different people choose different setpoints/habits. Like most of medicine, lots of things marketed as healthy, without evidence, to promote sales.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What amount water to drink and does the body need it?

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
At least 64 oz daily: Water is essential to all bodily functions. We cannot survive without it.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

Is there a downside to not drinking a reasonable amount of water daily?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Nope, none: Many health resources advice lots of water intake. It's mostly BS. Assuming you are in good health overall, just drink enough fluids so you aren't thirsty. Beyond that, it makes no difference in your health.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What amount water would be considerred too much to drink a day?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: How much water is too much depends on your age, and activity, environment, overall health. People with congestive heart failure or kidney disease can get in trouble if they drink water in amounts that normal people can handle safely. Here's a good discussion on "water intoxication." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication Here's another easier article: https://tinyurl.com/y7wd2frv

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