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Is It Harmful To Drink 24 Cups Of Water A Day
Probably not: The usual feeling is that 8 cups of liquid per day is sufficient. 24 cups would obligate you to never be far from a bathroom and unless you have an unusual problem with water metabolism, you body will simply eliminate the excess water with an outpouring of diluted urine. If you are doing this as part of a detox regimen, it is doubtful that over 8 cups will add anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: If you are talking about 8oz cups this would be excessive and possibly dangerous unless you are in an excessively hot environment and sweating a lot. If they are 4oz cups then it would be about right. And of course it would vary depending on some medical conditions that could make it dangerous. Good question for your doctor to make sure it is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Can you tell me is drinking 8 cups of water a day really better than just drinking 1 cup a day, or is it a myth?
Yes - remaining: Hydrated is essential for good health.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6.I don't go at night.?
Likely ok: While diabetes, urinary tract infections & some other illnesses can cause frequent urination, your urinary patterns sound normal. Vit c & soda can increase urinary frequency as well. If you're having pain, or don't feel like you're fully emptying your bladder, or if you're still concerned, please see your pcp. You do need to try & increase your water intake to about 8 glasses per day. ...Read more
My urine has been pretty dark every time I go to the bathroom, but I drink my 8 cups of water a day and don't exercise everyday. Why is this?
Why do I have these bouts of frequent urination most days I don't. I drink 4-5 cups of water a day and eat pretty much the same things everyday?
Good: This is not a bad thing. The kidneys need to hydrate. Now first begin by seeing your doctor to check for a urinary track infection if negative just drink your water and relax. Water is very healthy and necessary for your system ...Read more
I drink 12-16 cups of water a day and I am nursing. How much water do I have to drink before I have regular poop again?
Add fiber/exercise: You are drinking enough water. Having a regular bowel movement requires water, fiber and movement. Try adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet or adding a fiber supplement like metamucil. It is also important that you are moving so do some walking several times a day. If all this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more
Been drinking over 8 cups of water a day for dehydration. Been feeling really weak. My heart rate goes up to 150 when I stand.
I drink about 8+ cups of water a day, but my throat is still dry after a about half an hour of drinking. I sing so hydration is very important to me.?
I drink 10 or more cups of water a day. But I still have tachycardia when I stand up and I am weak, dizzy, out of breath. Why am I still orthostatic?
Low Na: You might have severe electrolyte imbalance. Please have your blood tested for electrolyte abnormality. ...Read more
Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day
Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones. Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more
White fury tongue? I have had a white "fury" tongue for about 2 weeks. I'm not dehydrated because I drink several cups of water a day. I have tried coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract thinking it was thrush but they are not working. My tongue is split
Usually: Usually a white coating on the tongue represents debris, bacteria and dead cells that makes it look white. The "furry" presentation is due to the thin hair like filiform papilla that cover the dorsal surface of the tongue. This presentation is usually harmless and temporary. White lesions in the mouth can also be indicative of more serious conditions such as infections, autoimmune diseases and precancerous / cancerous lesions. For this reason it is recommended that you be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should the condition persist more than a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 liters: 2 to 3 liters are the required amount of fluids on daily basis ...Read more
8-10: The normal cells of your body when functioning correctly loose about 10 glasses of water per day and need to be replenished. If they are not, then they will continue to function in a dehydrated condition = unhealthy state. Your choice is to give your cells their proper amount or keep them in a continuing unhealthy condition. ...Read more
I drink about 4 160z cups a water a day and after I'm done drinking, chew on a lot of ice. Is it okay for my health?
Ice chewing: The water consumption is great, chewing ice not so good for your teeth. Sudden hitting teeth together hard crunching can fracture parts of the tooth off or propagate fractures into the nerve of the tooth. This generation will loose teeth to fracture as much as decay or periodontal disease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I drink 7 cups of water each day, how many times should I be using the restroom? Currently I have to go about once per cup I drink.
Urine amount: It's not about the frequency of urination, it's about the total volume of urine in a 24 hour period. If you drink about 2 quarts of urine a day, you should void about a quart and a half. If you have a small bladder capacity you void more frequently than a person who has a larger bladder capacity, but the 24 hour volume should be about the same. Urine volume is affected by sweating, diarrhea, vomiti ...Read more
6-8 cups: An adult needs around 2 liters or 8 glasses of water per day. A teen athlete should at least take in 1.5 liters or 6 cups of water. Depending of sport, you may need more. Make sure to take in electrolytes in the form of sports drinks or electrolyte supplements. Hammer nutrition has some of the best sports drinks out there for athletes. ...Read more
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