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Is drinking a gallon and half of water a day bad for you?

Is drinking a gallon and half of water a day bad for you?

Water: You should drink adequate water that is needed to quench your thirst. Drinking more than what you needed can certainly put your health in jeopardy including low sodium which potentially could cause seizure.

However if you drinking that much water to quench your thirst on a daily basis, then you shoud get an evaluation, it can be a form of diabetes (mellitus or insipidus). ...Read more

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Help please! Is drinking a gallon of water a day bad?

Help please! Is drinking a gallon of water a day bad?

Probably OK: A gallon a day is probably more than what you need if you are not exercising vigorously or sweating a lot. However if you are feeling well otherwise, there is no harm done. Be sure that you don't have any health conditions which may cause you to have excessive thirst (diabetes is just one example) and urination. ...Read more

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Drinking 2 gallons of water per day bad?

Drinking 2 gallons of water per day bad?

Yes: 2 gallons or 7 liters is excessive water intake in most cases. If you do not have kidney stones then this much water intake is not recommended. You can develop water toxicity, electrolyte problems, increased blood pressure etc.
2-3 l /day is adequate water intake for most individuals. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink a gallon of water a day?

Is it ok to drink a gallon of water a day?

No harm: A little time consuming but no harm likely as long as your kidneys and heart are working fine. Not sure why you would want to do this however. Are you doing it because your body requires it (you are thirsty all the time?) if so then you might consider that you have diabetes or a rare condition called diabetes insipidus. However if this is just your choice, then you will do no harm. ...Read more

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I'm 280 lbs. So how much water should I consume each day? I drink a gallon a day but I believe its too much. What is the adequate amount for my size?

I'm 280 lbs. So how much water should I consume each day? I drink a gallon a day but I believe its too much. What is the adequate amount for my size?

Water is tolerated: Well and a wide range of input is able to be taken without problems. A gallon is about the old-wives-tale amount of "8 glasses a day". While there isn't a strong reason to drink that, it isn't harmful and many people do. It's a bit much. And 1 glass a day is a bit small. Thirst is an indicator of need to drink. Diabetes often increases the need for drinking water. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Drinking water is: Usually advisable. However, too much water, too quickly can be dangerous. Here's an article on this that I just pulled up for you: http://www. Scientificamerican. Com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/
2 gallons seems like a lot, but I am not sure of the exact amounts since I am not a medical doctor. In the Boston Marathon several years ago a young psychologist I knew, died ...Read more

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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously. Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water. ...Read more

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If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

No!: If you have them checked every day and they stay normal (which they won't) then fine. Otherwise, this is an extremely silly and dangerous idea. Why on earth would you want to do this? People die from the electrolyte imbalances they get from, for example, trying to get around a drug screen by drinking this much water. If someone recommended this for any reason, they are very misguided. Don't! ...Read more

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I drink a gallon of soda a day and very little water. Is it ok to have orange ish urine and it burned.?

I drink a gallon of soda a day and very little water. Is it ok to have orange ish urine and it burned.?

Not OK!: Drinking a gallon of soda a day is not good for you. If it has sugar in it, it is fattening and bad for your teeth. Even without sugar, it isn't good for you because it has no nutritional value. Drink more water, milk, or real fruit juice in smaller amounts. If you don't feel better, see your doctor. Your urine should be checked for infection or other abnormal findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

Dark urine: Some of the reasons that can cause the urine to be darker are increased bilirubin in your body, or the presence of blood (hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria). and this can happen due to liver, kidney or muscle disease. Usually this is not normal if it has been happening for sometime, you should visit your physician for proper analysis ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high albumin levels even if you drink a gallon of water a day and are on a vegetarian diet?

Is it normal to have high albumin levels even if you drink a gallon of water a day and are on a vegetarian diet?

Unlikely: A serum albumin test measures the amount of protein in the clear liquid portion of your blood. Albumin is a protein made by the liver; the test is often used to evaluate liver function, nutritional status and other conditions. Under (not over) hydration would more likely affect albumin; vegetarian diets can/should be completely adequate and not usually associated with low albumin. Hope this helps ...Read more

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T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

Water intake: Hi. There is a lot of opinion stated as fact regarding water intake. Most of everything you drink is water (juice, milk, beer, soda, whatever; exception-distilled liquor). As a type 1, you should avoid sweet drinks unless you're treating a low. Drink enough to not be dehydrated! Varies with ambient temp, humidity, and activity level. Try to keep urine clear to light; darker urine = need more H2O. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old (M) & weigh 275 pounds. I eat fairly unhealthy. I drink one gallon of sweet tea a day but want to quit and substitute water. Good idea?

I am 60 years old (M) & weigh 275 pounds. I eat fairly unhealthy. I drink one gallon of sweet tea a day but want to quit and substitute water. Good idea?

Good idea: You may want to taper the tea intake over several days, otherwise you may experience caffeine withdrawal headache or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Had ultra sound on kidneys for pain was told drink more water. I drink a gallon a day. Could it be sjögren's syndrome doing this?

Had ultra sound on kidneys for pain was told drink more water. I drink a gallon a day. Could it be sjögren's syndrome doing this?

Sjogrens syndrome: Yes, as sjogrens is associated with dryness of the mouth and eyes. Perhaps you were dehydrated. Did they see any kidney stones.?
Medications like motrin-ibuprophen can cause intestinal pain near the kidneys and could be the cause. Depo Provera can have lot of side effects and would try to get off that and use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain instead of ibuprophen. Try meditation and yoga for anxiety. ...Read more

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I have HKPP & hypoglycemia. I can't stop drinking water and peeing. I drink 1.5-2 gallons a day. Is this okay?

I have HKPP & hypoglycemia. I can't stop drinking water and peeing. I drink 1.5-2 gallons a day. Is this okay?

Of concern: Your symptoms are of concern for at least 2 conditions: diabetes insipidus and psychogenic polydipsia that may worsen your Hypokalemic periodic paralysis and hypoglycemia. Definitely worth a visit with your primary care provider for further blood and urine studies and review of your meds. How is your sugar running? ...Read more

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How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

Water intake: Not really safe. You need roughly 64 ounces of fluid a day. 2 gallons of water is 256 ounces of fluid, not only that, it is free water rather than balanced electrolytes. The net effect will be that you will eventually become hyponatremic and that can cause you all sorts of problems. You could probably do a gallon and still be okay. 2 is pushing it. ...Read more

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If I eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will I lose weight fast?

If I eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will I lose weight fast?

Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more

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I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal. Why?

I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal. Why?

You can drink too mu: You can drink too much. You may not be dehydrated but have intrinsic kidney problem. See a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

What to do if I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

It is not necessary: Excess of water can create new problems, so I would advise you to drink normal amounts as dictated by thirst. In general a glass of water with each meal and once or twice between meals is adequate.
If you have high protein and bun, you need to find the cause as these issues are of a serious nature, requiring a proper diagnosis. It could be kidneys damaged due to high proteins which is treatable. ...Read more

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I don't know why I'm so thirsty. Even after drinking a gallon of water a day I am still very thirsty. What could this mean?

I don't know why I'm so thirsty. Even after drinking a gallon of water a day I am still very thirsty. What could this mean?

Thirst: First and foremost the most common reason is diabetes. Please get to your physician this week and get yourself tested. If you have become diabetic it is not safe to not know what your blood sugar level is. ...Read more

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Drink about 1 gallon of liquid day, water, 1 coffee, 1 green tea and my last is around 7 pm, at night I have to go several times, prostate is fine. Ty?

Drink about 1 gallon of liquid day, water, 1 coffee, 1 green tea and my last is around 7 pm, at night I have to go several times, prostate is fine. Ty?

Fluid balance: When we go to bed, a hormone ADH (vasopressin) rises which decreases urine output. At the same time, blood flow to the kidneys increases which increases urine output. If you have retained excess fluid during your waking hours, your kidneys will remove it dung sleep. Excessive salt, intake, diabetes and heart & kidney problems will shift the fluid balance further in favor of increased urine output @ night. ...Read more

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My tongue is yellow randomly now. It's been a few months. Why? I drink gallons of water a day and I am pretty healthy with food.

My tongue is yellow randomly now. It's been a few months. Why? I drink gallons of water a day and I am pretty healthy with food.

Yellow/white tongue: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more