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

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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 !

In brief: 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 !
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine

In brief: Excessive drinking

Yes i suspect this would not be a worry to you providing your sodium level is not low and you are not diabetic.
(both ruled out via labs) i would make sure your urine specific gravity is normal. There are alot more problems related to less drinking than more, i believe.

In brief: Excessive drinking

Yes i suspect this would not be a worry to you providing your sodium level is not low and you are not diabetic.
(both ruled out via labs) i would make sure your urine specific gravity is normal. There are alot more problems related to less drinking than more, i believe.
Dr. Tom Harrington
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