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Doctor insights on: Not Drinking Enough Water Causes What

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Can drinking a lot of cokes and not enough water cause dehydration?

Can drinking a lot of cokes and not enough water cause dehydration?

Not enough water: Coke and similar beverages have caffeine. Caffeine has diuretic effect making you urinate more. You could dehydrate if you drink too much coke and not enough water on a very hot day. ...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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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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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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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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Recently I've been having the back of my mouth so dry. I do leave the fan on at night, can that be the cause or am I not drinking enough water?

Recently I've been having the back of my mouth so dry. I do leave the fan on at night, can that be the cause or am I not drinking enough water?

Dry mouth: If the dry mouth is occurring at night, one of the common causes is allergy with nasal obstruction/congestion, which forcs you to breathe through your mouth while asleep (you are not aware of this), which leads to very, very dry mouth in the morning. Sleeping in a non-humidified room can also do it. ...Read more