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Water intoxication and hyponatremia

How much water is too much???

I drank 6 liters of water yesterday and my DH was making me feel like that was too much. I googled it and read that the kidneys can process up to 15L a day, but the concern for water intoxication is greater in an athlete b/c you lose salt when you sweat. I usually drink 1 serving of gatorade (powder) during or after each workout. Plus I never run on an empty stomach and eat w/in an hour afterward so I'm replenishing my sodium, etc.

What do you guys think??


Thu. Jul 26, 12:14pm

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I think it depends on how hot it is where you are.

Here, it's 35 degrees outside, and you need to drink a lot of water if you're outside.

If you're sitting in an airconditioned office all day then 6L may be excessive.

Food is better digested when your stomach acid isn't diluted.

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 12:59 PM

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