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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Does your partner have any gas problem?
Acid reflux and gas problem can cause this issue with water.
water can cause displacement of the gas and acid resulting in the uncomfortable feeling.
Another possibility can be electrolyte problem --too much water can reduce serum sodium, potassium level
This should be checked out.
Gatorade or fruit juice is better
Hi there. It seems the other expert is not online at the moment.
You had asked how he can get all the water he needs. He really needs to be drinking fluids all during the day. Since the large amount makes him feel sick, I would suggest him drinking 4-6oz's at a time instead of 12. He can drink this amount every hour or so and this should help the uncomfortable feeling he is getting.
Lightheadedness could be from the possible dehydration, a heart rhythm problem, exposure to heat, blood sugar, -any number of things. Lightheadedness is non-specific to any one particular illness so it would be good for him to have a physical with his regular physician and some routine blood work (that's a good place to start).
Let me know if I can help you further.
Hi there! He doesn't have to drink a whole 120 oz's of water per day. Usually 64 oz's is the recommended standard. I was recommending that if he is going to drink say - a bottle of water (16 oz's), to do it slowly... not all at one time.
The problem with drinking a huge amount of water at one time is that his stomach can't hold it all and it tries to come back up the esophagus (like acid reflux can). Drinking a large glass of water right before bed will 1) cause the person to need to urinate during the night (interrupted sleep) and 2) can cause the water to come back up into the esophagus in a lying down position.
And yes, drinking tea and coffee does count toward the daily water requirement.
And of course, if he is active and/or in the heat, he will need additional water throughout the day to stay hydrated.