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Can you please tell me about the advantages of drinking 8 glasses of water a day?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Promotion of health: Water is the basic ingredient of our bodies and maintaining proper hydration is key to maintaining our health. It promotes blood pressure regulation, temperature regulation, digestive & waste regulation, and many other vital physiologic functions. We are, by the way, composed of 55-60% of water, therefore it's essential to replace the losses we incur daily. So drink up to 8-10 8oz glasses daily.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me why it'sharder to drink plain water?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hydration: What type of water are you drinking? Some tap water can have a bad taste? If that is not the issue than you may need to learn to get used to drinking water. It is very refreshing. You may have just gotten used to drinking things that have flavor or are fizzy.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How much is considerd 8 glasses of water a day?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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6-8 oz per glass: Although this is commonly heard, i was never taught this dictum.Normally, i go by my thirst, plus a little more.Of course, i increace fluids when training or when sick, and even more with a fever.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What happens if you drink your 8 glasses of water a day all at once ?

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Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Too fast: By drinking all that water so quickly you could overwhelm your gastrointestinal tract as well as cardiovascular system. Gentle hydration throughout the day can benefit many parts of your body including your kidneys, cardiovascular system and skin.you could trigger heart failure or swelling by drinking too much too fast especially if you are susceptible to these things.

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