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How Much Water Is Too Much To Drink
Apple juice/lemonade: Old rule of thumb: if your pee looks like lemonade [not pink lemonade!], then you're probably drinking enough water. But if your pee is as dark as apple juice, then probably you should drink more. Check out this water calculator here: http://nutrition.About.Com/library/blwatercalculator.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much water is too much to drink for a 150 lb sedentary female in a hot climate? Is 3L a day okay?
Water: Lack of water can lead to dehydration. Every day you lose water through breathing, perspiration, urination and bowel movements. You must replenish this loss each day. For a woman 2.2 liters or 8-9 cups of water per day is adequate in a temperate climate. In a hot climate you might need to drink 3 or more liters per day. Trust your thirst to guide you. Too much water can be dangerous also. ...Read more
The yin and yang: Everything in moderation. The thirst mechanism is good enough particularly for young people. ...Read more
32 oz of water too much to drink at once? I did after sex to prevent uti. then told this is unsafe?
Can be: There are conditions where drinking too much water can alter your chemistry causing serious problems in electrolyte balance. The most common is a drop in sodium and this can cause seizures. Consuming food and adequate water (in general we in the us likely consume too little water) is healthy. Beverages containing electrolytes might be an option but sometimes contain sugar. ...Read more
Water: While the answer here is yes, it is very hard for an otherwise healthy person to get into trouble. There are some diseases where this can be an obsession and regardless to the physical consequences the person keeps ingesting too much water. If you have this problem please get in to your family doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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