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Doctor insights on: Drinking Enough Water

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What happens if I don't drink enough water?

What happens if I don't drink enough water?

Dehydration: Which can affect kidneys and other organs, Severe dehydration can cause death. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm not drinking enough water?

How do I know if I'm not drinking enough water?

Usually: Thirst is an adequate alert that you need to take in more fluid. Even if you do not urinate, you have insensible loss, worst in dry climates in very hot weather. One needs replace water and electrolytes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are drinking enough water today?

How do you know if you are drinking enough water today?

Enough water: A quick way is to look at the color of your urine. If it is very concentrated and orange-y or even orange-brown, you probably aren't drinking enough. If it is very pale yellow, you are doing much better. You can't always depend on thirst, but this can be another indicator as well. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water raise my body temp? And is 99.1 bad

No: You need to drink approximately 2l of water a day to prevent dehydration and probably more that if you sweat, exercise, live in a warm place or move around. However, that does not raise your body temperature. And 99.1 is not a temperature that I would worry about. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about health consequences of not drinking enough water?

Can you please tell me about health consequences of not drinking enough water?

Dehydration: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. ...Read more

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How does not drinking enough water harm your body?

How does not drinking enough water harm your body?

Many: 1. It is a major constituent of your body. Blood- a fluid tissue& other cellular structures in the body have water. Even for hard tissues like hair, teeth water is needed. When you don't hydrate the tissues by replenishing, you loose in observable loss & unobs., tissues suffer for the chemical processes in& outside the cells and maintain vitality.
2. Toxic chemicals stay back don't get excreted wel. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water give me a headache?

Yes.: While there many causes of headaches, one of the most common is being somewhat dehydrated. A good indicator of your hydration status is your urine. Aim to have completely clear, odorless urine. If it is dark yellow and/or smells strong, you need to drink more. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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If you do not drink enough water will you collapse?

If you do not drink enough water will you collapse?

Yes: There are many ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be seen by a doctor, if you collapse for any reason, don't assume it's simply from not enough water. ...Read more

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Is there a problem if a type 2 diabetic doesn't drink enough water a day?

Is there a problem if a type 2 diabetic doesn't drink enough water a day?

Yes: There is a problem for anyone if they do not drink an appropriate amount of water. A diabetic can have more trouble depending on how high the blood sugar readings are ...Read more

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How many glasses of water should you drink a day and what are the effects from not drinking enough water?

Water intake: You should drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Dehydration can cause fatigue, muscle pain/cramping, nausea, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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How much water am i supposed to drink every day? And what are the side effects of not drinking enough water?

How much water am i supposed to drink every day? And what are the side effects of not drinking enough water?

Don't worry: Unless you confine yourself to eating specially prepared dehydrated food, like the foods that astronauts and mountaineers eat, all foods have water in them. Cucumbers are 95% water. Your body will tell you when you are running dry. You won't be urinating much, your mouth will be dry and parched and will feel very thirsty! ...Read more

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I have been having thick discharge it Doesn't itch or nothing could this b because I don't drink enough water?

I have been having thick discharge it Doesn't itch or nothing could this b because I don't drink enough water?

No!: Get the discharged checked out!!!! There are anumber of possible causes the LEAST of which would be dehydration!

Seek a GYN opinion and avaid sexual contact until its checked and possibly treated!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water and being stressed all the time my your tounge sry?

Can not drinking enough water and being stressed all the time my your tounge sry?

Dry mouth: Usually there is another underlying problem. Mouthbreathing because of insuffient airway concerns can force tongue forward disallowing the seal and resulting dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water cause digestive problems? I am 32 yo male, 175lbs. How much should I be drinking?

Can not drinking enough water cause digestive problems? I am 32 yo male, 175lbs. How much should I be drinking?

Yes.: Not drinking enough water causes colon to maximally reabsorb water from stool in distal colon producing constipation. Minimum water intake is driven by obligatory losses which are 1600 ml/day. Minimum fluid intake is therefore 1600 ml per day divided among fluids — 500 cc/day, water in food — 800 cc/day and water derived from metabolism — 300 cc/day. Beating the minimum is a good idea. ...Read more

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Would not drinking enough water cause blood in your urine. Seems like when i start drinking more water, it clears up.

Would not drinking enough water cause blood in your urine.  Seems like when i start drinking more water, it clears up.

No: Looks like you have blood in your urine when you drink a lot of water it gets diluted and then you are unable to see the blood in the urine. If you can see blood in urine, i m sure even after drinking a lot of water and dilution you have microscopic blood in your urine which is called microscopic hematuria and is abnormal. It ll need investigation that where blood is coming from. Contact yr physician. ...Read more

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Why do I get such a craving for salt? Is it cause I sweat frequently and easily? I don't drink enough water so wouldn't need for salt lower then?

Why do I get such a craving for salt? Is it cause I sweat frequently and easily? I don't drink enough water so wouldn't need for salt lower then?

Body built from salt: Water, some routinely measured concentrations (critical for health & life) in the water outside cells are salt concentrations: e.g. Na, K, Ca Cl, etc. Body regulation of salt concentrations more critical to function & life the body water volume which is more easily adapted to. Likely the "craving" is an appropriate homeostatic response; yes sweating?es salt loss & need. ...Read more

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I have a history of not drinking enough water. I recently and suddenly went from 0.5 litres to 2 litres per day. Can this cause repeated dizziness?

I have a history of not drinking enough water. I recently and suddenly went from 0.5 litres to 2 litres per day. Can this cause repeated dizziness?

2 liters is fine &-: -should not cause those symptoms, unless you chug a lot @ 1 time. Also, maybe due the temperature of the h2o. Otherwise, see your PCP to find another cause. ...Read more

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Could not drinking enough water before going to bed lead to headaches in the morning? Sometimes it seems that I wake up feeling fuzzy, and my latest hypothesis is that I am not drinking enough water.

Could not drinking enough water before going to bed lead to headaches in the morning? Sometimes it seems that I wake up feeling fuzzy, and my latest hypothesis is that I am not drinking enough water.

Dehydration is a : Known cause of headaches. Drink plenty of water (not just when thirsty) throughout the day.

Your urine should be clear and colorless to a light yellow in color. Very dark yellow means concentrated urine, and probably a dehydrated state.

Drinking a lot of water in the evening may result in waking up to urinate. ...Read more

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When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

Possible stone: It is possible that you have developed a kidney stone that is causing some irritation when you are more dehydrated. See a urologist to get urine checked and possibly some imaging to clarify the situation. In the meantime, work on more fluid intake ...Read more

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I am pretty sure I drink enough water. I go to the washroom to urinate quite often. What else can I do?

I am pretty sure I drink enough water. I go to the washroom to urinate quite often. What else can I do?

See urologist: You may have a problem with overactive bladder causing you to urinate frequently. You may need to be started on medication to calm the bladder. You should see a urologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pretty sure I drink enough water. I go to the washroom to urinate quite often. What else can I do?

What to do if I am pretty sure I drink enough water. I go to the washroom to urinate quite often. What else can I do?

WHY????: Why are you so concerned about the quantity of water consumed? Do you have kidney stones? If you drink large amounts of water you will have large amounts of urine. This is desirable for those with kidney stones. The rest of us have better ways to spend our time. The idea of 8 glasses of water a day for normal people be absurd. ...Read more

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I don't drink enough water n got the 48 virus from my toddler. I'm unable to hold fluids down when should I go in for an iv?

I don't drink enough water n got the 48 virus from my toddler. I'm unable to hold fluids down when should I go in for an iv?

Better soon: So long you can't keep fluids down, you can get dehydrated easily, losing fluids through vomiting and not able to compensate, better get evaluated, you might not need IV replacement, a medicine can be given rather to help stop vomiting, take care, ...Read more

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I m drinking enough water these days just to make my skin looks healthy! Is its enough ... M also taking lemon. Any suggestions?

I m drinking enough water these days just to make my skin looks healthy! Is its enough ... M also taking lemon. Any suggestions?

Sun damage: Hydration is excellent for the skin so good job. In addition, avoid the sun and eat well-balanced fruits and vegetables. Staying away from very fatty, greasy foods will also help keep your skin young and fresh. ...Read more

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