Too Much Liquid?

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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Would there be ill effects from drinking too much liquid each day?

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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes I'm interrupted in sleep because I have to pee?
     
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    Er, is that a question or a statement?
     
  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't really understand the OP; is it a quantum physics question or what?

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  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    See my earlier reply for that. If you have to get up in the night to pee, you may be drinking too much, but possibly not just water.....

    I need to find a balance between what I need to drink extra as a result of alcohol consumption and what makes me have to get up in the night. Increasingly tricky as I get older. But I do find that better wine needs less supplementary water and that staying up for a hour or two before going to bed allows the kidneys to do more processing before bedtime.
     
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    I was thinking of a reply, but then I noticed your real scheme: you want to hijack this thread to be about peeing!
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Oh I thought that was you: you did introduce the subject, after all.

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  12. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Why do people "drink too much water" anyway? What is wrong with drinking when thirsty(ie "drinking enough")

    And why water? Are other liquids bad for you? There are no end of options.Water doesn't seem the most obvious unless one is particularly thirsty.

    I find tea absolutely refreshing and thirst quenching (even hot tea).
     
  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    That's interesting. I enjoy tea very much but often find I need some water if I've drunk a lot of tea. I have the feeling too that tea tends to dry out my mouth and throat - something I notice if I am going to be singing.

    (I don't suppose our American friends can comment: to them tea drinking is basically colonial and thus unpatriotic.

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  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe I was not clear enough. I do not mind discussion of too much water but my main intention is too much liquid of various kinds total each day. Water, tea, coffee, liquor, milk, soda, juice, etc.
    I will look at that Wiki on water. Thanks.

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    I like hot & cold tea & know many people in the USA who like it. I know 2 who drink nothing but tea.

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  16. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Too strong? I get that too (well more metally than dry ) and I think that is the reason. I am drinking a cup right now along with a slice of my own bread and goat's cheese

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    I had to stop drinking it piping hot as they said recently that temperature in beverages can cause throat cancer. I was able to soften(well cure) my cough that way.
     
  17. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    True,you did say liquids.
     
  18. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    The liquids are probably 95% water
     
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    Well you probably know people called Benedict!

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  20. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Speaking of pee. For each ounce of liquid consumed, how much pee is produced? Is the amount different for water, tea, coffee, milk, soda, juice, beer or liquor? Does the amount differ with age or gender?

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    Surely it has to be a question of mass balance, doesn't it, irrespective of the form the water is in? Whatever is not eliminated through breathing, perspiration or excretion in the faeces will be eliminated through the kidneys. They are the balancing outlet. So if you are really asking if the ratios of these modes of elimination depend on these variables then I'm sure it does a bit. For example a lactating woman has an extra outlet for water, while an old person who is not mobile may not perspire very much.

    I feel that one loses more moisture with a heavy cold - certainly I feel thirstier. Not sure if this is real or not, and if it is whether due to secretion through mucous membranes or perspiration when one feels a bit feverish.

    Another thing people forget is how much water there is in food. That is all part of the picture, too.

    But I have no data on what proportion of water intake typically is lost, in good health, via these various channels. But I'm sure one could find it with a bit of digging.
     
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    Hy is this your expertise after oil drilling, It is pretty good
     
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