A 46-year-old female asked:
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if chronically dehydrated- never drank water, drank moderate alcohol for years- now stopped alcohol, start drink water. how long body to rehydrate?

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Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Very quickly: Not drinking water and taking alcohol will lead to dehydration Stopping this pattern will reverse this very quickly
Answered on Jun 23, 2019

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