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A 52-year-old female asked:

Attended a conference all day.carried many books.after that,went to a gem show.walked 1 hour10'.was very thirsty&tired but didn't drink.bad for heart?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Drinking fluids: Certainly drinking fluids all day is very important, although I do not think it is specifically bad for the heart. On the contrary, you did do a lot of walking that day, which actually is quite good for your heart from a cardiac point of view. I'm sure your kidneys did not enjoy The lack of fluids though… Bring water next time.

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