A 47-year-old member asked:
how many glasses of water should you drink a day and what are the effects from not drinking enough water?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt answered
42 years experience Family Medicine
6-8 glasses: One should stay well hydrated! depending on age, circumstances such as heat, humidity, medications, current illness, stress, activites and thirst, one needs more or less water. You shold urinate 3-5 times daily and if not, you may need more water. If urine is darker than lemonade, you need more water. If you are on a diuretic you need more. Even if not thirsty, drink enough water daily.
Answered on Jan 21, 2013
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