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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Fluid intake: will be enhanced by ther use of electrolyte rich fluid intake: G, Powerade, Vitamin water. There is no "better"/./...only enough to prevent dehydratio ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
I : I am extremely worried about your condition and you must be seen as an emergency. Simvastatin can cause those symptoms and is well known to do so. P ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Its ok: Most people do fine just by drinking water which is what one loses in sweat while working out. If you are working out for at least an hour or in hig ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
NOT LIKELY: The best, purest thing to hydrate with is water. Flavoring it is ok, as long as you are not using too much sugar products.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Orthostatic hypotens: Drinking water does not help orthostatic hypotension. Taking more salts may.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience in Pharmacology
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Four or more: litres is a fair amount if not exercising or perfoming vigorous manual labor and could cause a dilutional effect, but if you lose water through sweat, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Slightly flattened : Ginger ale. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on cryst ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes BUT: You need to read the labels carefully. Some have few carbohydrates and others as many as over 40 grams of carbohydrate . The numbers of calories there ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Diet and fluid intake has little to no impact on acne.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehyd ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Mineral water: no better than regular water.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: If a person is exercising for a short period of time and the exercise is not intense, regular water is fine. If a person exercises for longer periods ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
No: There is no good substitute for water.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Artificial sweetener: Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. Studies on mice show that intake of artificial sweeteners could lead to glucose intolerance probably due to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably: In addition to what you are drinking, you also want to focus on eating mostly fruits & veggies, as well as some whole grains, lean proteins and health ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Drinking plain water is healthy rather than beverage.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Sometimes the juices have components that can be a problem. Most are ok for hydration, but if you have diarrhea also the juices can aggravate the diar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Myths: Nope. Not in any way. The only thing here helpful is the gatorade to help you hydrate. But, none of this will, in any way, shorten or treat the illnes ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very much so: Even the liquid content from solid foods count as part of hydration!

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