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is there a way to know if i am drinking too much water?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: Half gallon fluid a day on average. If a lot more, see your doc.

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Is it ok to use soapy water instead of wipes during changings?

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Dr. Becky White
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Yes: Definately, or even just a wet washcloth. That's what our mothers used! wipes are convenient, but sometimes can worsen rashes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is happening when water "breaks?"

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Amniotic sac rupture: "water breaking" is when the sac holding the baby's amniotic fluid ruptures, typically causing a gush or persistent trickle of fluid. This usually occurs at the end of pregnancy or during labor when the cervix is starting to dilate, disrupting the membranes. Occasionally it can happen prematurely which requires hospitalization.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Could not drinking enough water before going to bed lead to headaches in the morning? Sometimes it seems that i wake up feeling fuzzy, and my latest hypothesis is that I am not drinking enough water.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No harm in drinking: Water before going to bed, but you may need to get up at night to go to the bathroom. Go ahead and try it over a few days to see if it helps.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I lose 5 or 6 pounds in a couple of weeks? Should i go on a water fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't recommend: Water fast. Your body will go into starvation mode. Your metabolic rate will drop in response. You will eat up your muscle rate ; you will put weight back on at a super fast rate. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Fat soluble vit vs. Water soluble? Whats the difference between the two?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Vitamins: Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K. All of the other vitamins are water soluble and tend to get excreted in urine. Solubility is a property of a substance to be soluble, like orange juice concentrate stirring into water as an example of water solubility. Some substances are happier in a lipid or fat environment and are not water soluble, like oil. Vitamins are like this too.

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