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Am i drinking too much water?

Patient: I am only 15 years old and I am afraid I am drinking too much water I drink around 2-3 gallons a day .I was wondering if there were going to be any health risks.

 

 

Doctor: Too much drinking of water is also dangerous. Daily on an average requirement is from 2-4 liters or around 1 gallon. Ove r consumption cause electrolyte imbalances most which are fatal/life threatening. Avoid over consumption of water and drink as per requirement which varies from age, body, climate and geographic location.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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