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Old 04-02-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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Well, a gallon of anything a day besides plain water probably isn't too good for you.

https://gma.yahoo.com/drinking-gallo...ws-health.html

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Doctors believe a man's excessive iced tea drinking -- about a gallon daily -- is what caused his previously unexplained kidney failure last year that's been keeping him on dialysis ever since.

The unidentified 56-year-year-old man was admitted to John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock last May with weakness, fatigue, body aches and an elevated serum creatinine level, which meant his kidneys weren't functioning properly, according to the doctors' letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I've been drinking probably not a quite a gallon a day for many years and my kidneys are fine. You know a glass of tea is like 99.9 percent water aside from the sugar used if any. Maybe it's sugar and not the tea...
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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I've been drinking probably not a quite a gallon a day for many years and my kidneys are fine. You know a glass of tea is like 99.9 percent water aside from the sugar used if any. Maybe it's sugar and not the tea...
They actually traced it to calcium oxalate from the tea. For some reason his body couldn't handle it. I know tons of people that drink close to that much tea almost every day (I drink mine it stevia).....and it doesn't bother them....but that isn't to say it won't effect some people.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:26 AM
 
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I know someone who developed kidney stones after she starting drinking Snapple iced tea every day. Of course correlation does not imply causation, but the daily iced tea might have been the cause. I'm sure most people won't develop kidney problems from drinking a lot of tea.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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I think it was just him, or there is some other factor we don't know about. I've been drinking mostly tea, almost no plain water, for years and my kidneys are fine. And yes, I have had recent bloodwork done so I know my kidneys are fine.

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Well, a gallon of anything a day besides plain water probably isn't too good for you.
I've never understood this opinion. Unless you are fasting all day every day, that gallon (or whatever amount) of water you are drinking is getting mixed with food in your stomach. Which means it isn't plain water any more, is it? It's more like soup. If you made a nice healthy soup or broth, you could sip it all day and not drink any "plain water" at all. And you would be fine.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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Calcium oxalate. I manage my consumption of food and drink sources carefully because of family history of kidney disease.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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They actually traced it to calcium oxalate from the tea. For some reason his body couldn't handle it. I know tons of people that drink close to that much tea almost every day (I drink mine it stevia).....and it doesn't bother them....but that isn't to say it won't effect some people.
Yep, saw that after reading the whole thing. It's common in a lot of veggies such as spinach and is what makes some plants poisonous to animals. You're right, people vary in a great many ways when it comes to chemicals and their effects on individuals.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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It's one of the first questions they ask you with kidney issues, Do you drink tea or coke? Both are common issues in kidney issues leading to failure.

I only drink green or herbal tea now instead of black tea for that reason. I saw a few friends/members suffer from kidney stones to failure and it isn't pretty.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Default News, Too Much Iced Tea Blamed for Man's Kidney Failure

I did drink alot of diet tea but I think I will cut back to only one tea a day from now on because of my Diabetes.

After a 56-year-old man experienced kidney failure, his doctors discovered that his habit of drinking excessive amounts of iced tea every day was likely the culprit, according to a new report of his case.

Too Much Iced Tea Blamed for Man's Kidney Failure
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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I did drink alot of diet tea but I think I will cut back to only one tea a day from now on because of my Diabetes.

After a 56-year-old man experienced kidney failure, his doctors discovered that his habit of drinking excessive amounts of iced tea every day was likely the culprit, according to a new report of his case.

Too Much Iced Tea Blamed for Man's Kidney Failure
Drinking a gallon of iced tea a day may have caused kidney failure

Do you have issues with calcium oxalate? They know what part of the tea causes this in some people......talk to your doctor about it if you worry....not just read a news article.
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