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  • Get medical help. You might have kidney problems.
  • There must be a reason why you are dehydrated all the time. I'm surprised the army docs haven't looked into it further. I would suggest you ask them to do further testing. If you are as you say drinking enough fluids, you shouldn't be dehydrated. Do you have a problem with vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating? Ask the docs to check your blood sugar to test for diabetes. Kidney disease and adrenal gland disorders can also cause chronic dehydration. Dehydration is also cumulative over a period of days, which means you can become dehydrated with even a moderate exercise routine if you don't drink enough to replace what you lose on a daily basis. Anyone who exercises can become dehydrated, especially in hot, humid conditions or at high altitudes. Try drinking more, and if you still have a problem, insist on further testing! Good luck to you, and thank you for your service!
  • If you ever feel thirsty and dehydrated, then you are way past being a little dry. You are in real danger. You will not normally feel dehydration. It will show itself in your urine and in the condition of your skin, like on the back of your hand. YOU need to increase your drinking and in the moisture content in your foods. Every part of your body needs water to function.
  • I just read somewhere that you are supposed to drink half of your weight in water. If you weigh 200 pounds then you should drink 100oz of water, which is actually 12.5 glasses (recommended is 8 glasses a day) of course if you are drinking out of a water bottle they vary from 16 to 32oz so it should be easy to get the amount of water you need.

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