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A 18-year-old male asked:

I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. will this cause electrolyte imbalance?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
No: No, it wont. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day with a healthy balanced diet and you are fine.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Dr. Pepper : As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together.

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