I know you're supposed to have '8 glasses of water a day' or what not. But then some people claim that you don't actually have to drink anything because you get enough liquid from the food you eat to be sufficient so you therefore don't actually have to drink anything at all. But how much is the 'average' teenager/adult supposed to drink...
I've always drunk (I'm talking about water and squash and juice here) a lot (since I was 3) and it's rare for me to not have a drink near by. But I'm drinking in excess of 6 pints of liquid a day (and then I drink even more in the summer). If this too much? And is it dangerous? Thanks in advance.
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- Thread Starter
- 09-04-2013 21:46
- 11-04-2013 00:24
As long as it isn't toxic no it isn't dangerous as your body just flushes out what it doesn't use. If you are drinking lots because you are constantly thirsty then I would be concerned.
I have always agreed with the idea that: Your body tells you your thirty because it needs fluid. Drinking 8 glasses of water when you aren't thirsty because that's what you think your body should have is a farce. If your body needs it, it will tell you. When the need becomes excessive, that's when you should question what is happening in your body that requires so much fluid.
e.g. a symptom of diabetes is being thirsty/drinking a lot.
does that make sense? lol
- Thread Starter
- 11-04-2013 18:20
That makes sense, yes.
I've had one 'test' for diabetes a couple of years ago (urine sample - I had and still have doubts that actually did anything/ was able to pick something up) because I fitted some of the symptoms for it (tired, and cuts took a long time to heal up etc - they still do now), but it came back negative. I'm drinking that much because my body is 'telling me' I'm thirsty... My teachers and friends often pick it up saying it's odd that 'I drink so much' as I have been known to drink a litre of water in an hour's lesson (and then still need another drink). But my family don't know any different, as they think its strange for me to not have a drink...
- 11-04-2013 21:39
not too good for your kidneys, thats for sure!
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- 11-04-2013 21:43
You'll be fine.
RIP. I am in my month of mourning.