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I drink a lot of water, a maximum of 0.5 liter per hour. Does this change the rate of digestion and are there any side effects for this kind of habit?

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    saying "speed up the digestion" is vague. Drinking water can fix constipation (esp if it was caused by dehydration) but won't cause diarrhea. Which are you asking about? – Kate Gregory Mar 18 '17 at 16:16
  • @ Kate Gregory , Am asking about the role of water in digestion and not linking with diarrhea. – Lakshmi Balan Mar 20 '17 at 7:04
  • And I am asking you to clarify what "speed up digestion" means. – Kate Gregory Mar 20 '17 at 11:36
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    More importantly, this isn't just a habit. Drinking too much water (exact amount varies but some say 2L is normal, over 4L is excessive as a guideline) can be dangerous for your kidneys, blood pressure, heart etc. It also may indicate things like diabetes insipidus, psychogenic polydipsia, diabetes mellitus, renal or adrenal dysfunction, or other potentially serious conditions. People have died from drinking too much water. See a doctor as has been previously recommended. This isn't something to keep putting off. – DoctorWhom Apr 26 '17 at 8:56
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    Here is similar question regarding it biology.stackexchange.com/questions/49322/…. – Sikander Aug 2 at 5:17

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