Daily Water Intake: How Much is Right for Me?

Daily Water Intake: How Much is Right for Me?

May 12, 2021

What should my daily water intake be? If you pose this question to five people, you’ll likely get five different answers. Half your body weight in ounces? Eight 8-oz glasses? Only when you are thirsty? Only during a meal? Never during a meal? Which guideline is correct? The answer is there is no perfect answer that works for everyone.

At Keough Chiropractic in St. Charles, MO, we recommend a basic foundation for health and advise you to make adjustments as needed, based on your specific needs and your unique health situation. What is healthy and right for you may not be healthy and right for another. This is true even when it comes to daily water intake.

Too little water will lead to dehydration, but too much water can also cause problems. Your kidneys are your body’s main water distributors. They have a big job, and if they’re not functioning optimally, you may experience symptoms like:

  • lower back pain
  • nighttime urination
  • swelling
  • joint pain
  • arthritis
  • excess or diminished libido
  • feeling dehydrated despite drinking a large amount of water
  • prostate difficulties or menstrual problems.

If you also carry excess weight, your kidneys already work harder than is optimal and drinking too much water can put further strain on these already tired organs.

The doctors and staff Keough Chiropractic advise that most patients should have a daily water intake of 40 to 60 oz. This amount generally keeps you hydrated and your kidneys healthy. Your own daily water intake may be increased based on your urine testing, lab results, or overall health. Our chiropractic clinic near you carries products to help your kidneys with water distribution, such as Celtic sea salt and pH-concentrated minerals.

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