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A female asked:

I'm drinking 70 oz water per day and feel lightheaded. should i increase my sodium intake to prevent feeling this way? thanks!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Don't drink so much: It is hard to speculate on whether sodium intake should be increased without doing bloodwork.I find your water intake excessive and suggest you gradually cut back to the point you only need to pee every 6-8 hours.If you have diabetes insipidus or other medical problem requiring extra fluid intake, get in to see your doc and find a way to regulate your symptoms.

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Last updated Jan 4, 2017

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