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Approximately how much water should i drink?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
64 oz of H20 or more: On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz). If you're working out and sweating or it is hot enough to cause you to sweat you should increase your water consumption accordingly. In addition, if you drink significant amounts of caffeine you should increase water intake secondary to caffeine's diuretic effect.
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Water: As long as you have no real health issues, the normal individual should consume half their weight in ounces of water. Therefore, a 150 pound individual should consume 75 ounces of water each day.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Approximately how much water should I drink a day?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication which can cause confusion, seizures, coma and death due to low sodium etc.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Approximately how much water to drink for a body cleanse?

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Does not work: A waste of time. There is no evidence this action has any value. Your liver and kidneys do a more effective job than any amount of water.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Approximately how much water should I be drinking to lose weight?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wishful thinking: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Approximately how much water should I drink to lose weight?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can a person drink too much water?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's possible to drink too much water and that can lead to water intoxication.

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