A 18-year-old female asked:
Is not drinking water for a day or two really not good? what are its side effects? both inside and out. thank you very much :)
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Dr. Dan Fisheranswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not good.: Body needs water to carry out basic physiologic processes and excrete waste. Kidneys must excrete about 1 liters per day in the average human. If you do not replace this ( and a little extra) you will become progressively dehydrated developing constipation, cotton mouth, headache and disorientation. If this is prolonged you will develop irreversible kidney failure.
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