A 41-year-old member asked:
how much water should the elderly drink per day?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same as middle-age: Enough to make/keep urine clear. We used to tell everyone to drink 8 eight ounce glasses a day but there's really no evidence to support that. Your body does a great job at keeping salts & minerals in balance by adjusting to amount of water consumed. Therefore, one way is to drink enough to make/keep urine pale. Dehydration is often signaled by deep dark yellow color. Avoid this as best as possibl
Answered on Mar 26, 2020
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