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How Much Water Should You Drink A Day
Every one...: Should try and consume 2 quarts of water per day. Taking biotin does not change this in either direction. ...Read more
How much water should you drink per day? Some say 64 oz. some say drink when thirsty--which is it?
When thirsty: The science is clear: healthy persons without certain conditions (such as some kidney diseases) should drink when thirsty and otherwise don't worry about it. The 64 oz (8 glasses) guideline includes all the water that exists naturally in food and drink. Excellent article in today's NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/upshot/no-you-do-not-have-to-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day.html ...Read more
How much water should you drink in a day? I suffer with headaches and find water helps but I'm always dehydrated and thirsty yet my palms are sweaty
Get checked!: Being constantly thirsty is not normal in most cases. You really need to get checked to see what's causing this. Making sure you don't have diabetes or thyroid problems is important to do! There are other causes, as well, but only getting an evaluation by a doc can sort this out. Then treatment can begin! ...Read more
How many glasses of water should you drink a day and what are the effects from not drinking enough water?
Daily water requirem: Normal maintenance fluids reflect the necessity to replace daily water and electrolyte losses from the skin and the respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal tracts. In adults, this is 2000 - 2400 ml per 24 hours or 8.3 to 10 cups a day. ...Read more
Drink when thirsty: There is no particular amount of water needed by healthy persons, and no need to keep track of how much you drink. Drink water or other fluids as needed to satisfy your thirst. Otherwise forget it. ...Read more
6-8 glasses of 8 oz : Drink 6-8 glasses of 8oz water each. Now the trend is to "eat" your water. Another wards, eating lots of fruits and veggies that contain high amounts of water may be the way to go because along with getting the water you benefit from the micronutrients, and vitamins and fiber! ...Read more
Aim for 5: There are some medical conditions that would change this answer (examples: heart failure, kidney failure), but in general aim for about 5 glasses of water a day. And of course that should be a part of an otherwise healthy diet with plenty of veggie's as well as regular exercise. Glad you're thinking about this! ...Read more
8glasses per day: The body is 80% water. You should consume half your bodyweight in water on ounces. ...Read more
6-8 cups: For an adult a good amount of water would be 6-8 cups a day. Certainly you may need more if your are involved in athletic activities and you lose a lot of fluids through sweat. ...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
Varies: It's hard to put an absolute amount of water necessary. You may hear 6-8 glasses of water a day. I'd prefer water over large volumes of tea or soft drinks, but, actually, as long as you are urinating in adequate amounts, and you feel refreshed and active, you aren't dehydrated. Drink more in the warmer months, of course. If you are thirsty, you are fluid deprived, so drink more water. Good luck. ...Read more
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