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Is it possible to over work kidneys by drinking too much water?

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No: You will just develop a very dilute urine and probably get more thirsty if you continue this. You need about 6-8 glasses of fluid daily, more if hot and sweaty or sick.

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Can drinking too much water damage kidneys?

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No.: Water cleans your system, including kidneys.
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Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause ones kidneys to shut down?

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Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too.

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