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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hydration (Overview)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid or IV fluids administered.


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Could someone over hydrate?

Could someone over hydrate?

Yes: There is something called water intoxication which throws your electrolytes into imbalance and makes you sick. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
66 Doctors shared insights

Hydration (Overview)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid or IV fluids administered.


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How do I know if im hydrated?

How do I know if im hydrated?

Colorless urine: You urine color is a good indication of hydration status. The less hydrated you are, the more yellow your urine is. If you are well hydrated, urine is pale yellow to colorless. ...Read more

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Hydration (Tip)

Ask about hydration for your activities. Discuss electrolyte balance. Learn + +fluids can kill you. ...See more

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How do I keep my baby hydrated?

How do I keep my baby hydrated?

Feed them: Breast milk and formula are perfectly designed to meet both fluid and caloric requirements. So if you are feeding your baby and they are happy, making tears, and wetting a goodly number of diapers then they are well hydrated. At times of water loss, such as fever or diarrhea, then pedialyte makes a good temporary rehydration solution. Water can do too in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Hydration (Tip)

Use anti-emetics to help avoid dehydration. Oral re-hydration is always more efficient than IV. ...See more

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What should I do to stay hydrated?

Drink adequate: Fluids for your activity level and for the environment you are in. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of hydration?

What are the best sources of hydration?

Water from foods/wat: Best source of hydration is water in food we consume and water we drink in people to maitain hydration
other sources are
fruit juices
fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Hydration (Tip)

Ensure adequate hydration. If you can't drink water, try ice chips. ...See more

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How do I make sure my baby is hydrated?

How do I make sure my baby is hydrated?

Look for "fluid-ity": Good urine output, acting vigorous, moist mouth and eyes, real tears when crying - these are all signs to suggest adequate hydration. Your pediatrician can help you know for sure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydration?

What is the definition or description of: hydration?

Hydration: Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid or IV fluids administered. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a disc has loss of hydration?

What does it mean when a disc has loss of hydration?

Common: Unfortunately, it is a common change with aging, and some of us are genetically predisposed to have more rapid and/or more pronounced disc dessication than others. Remaining active & hydrated help some. Others recommend periodic inversion (hanging upside down) to "stretch" the discs & encourage uptake of fluids/nutrients--? If works, but helps w/discomfort in some and has little (upside-)downside. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dextromorphan hydrobromide hydrate?

Can you tell me about dextromorphan hydrobromide hydrate?

Dextromethorphan: Assuming that you're asking about a cough suppressant, check out http://www. Drugs. Com/dextromethorphan.html for info. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for your body to get hydrated?

How long does it usually take for your body to get hydrated?

Hydrated: It starts immediately when you start drinking fluid. It will depend on how dehydrated you mean.
The more weight you have lost the longer it will take. Let's chat and I can discuss exactly what you mean and I can better help YOU! ...Read more

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What is a good way to stay hydrated when doing a century ride?

What is a good way to stay hydrated when doing a century ride?

Hydration backpack.: There are many styles of hydration backpackes to select from. ...Read more

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What should I do if my child cannot keep hydration fluid down?

What should I do if my child cannot keep hydration fluid down?

Dehydration: Make sure that your baby is well hydrated you can try with small amount of fluids every 15 minutes and if your baby does not tolerate please take him to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: artificial hydration and nutrition?

What is the definition or description of: artificial hydration and nutrition?

TPN: I believe what you are asking is what is peripheral nutrition. Tpn (total parenteral nutrition) is the process of giving nutrients in their simplest form intravenously. This is usually done when the bowels can not be used, either temporarily or permanently (less common). ...Read more

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What would cause someone to all of a sudden have problems staying hydrated to the point it effects the bp?

What would cause someone to all of a sudden have problems staying hydrated to the point it effects the bp?

Multiple causes: Sudden dehydration may be sign of a variety of illnesses, in order of frequency: excessive exercise, allergic reactions, internal hemorrhage, use of diuretics, heart diseases (complete heart block, eisenmenger's syndrome), days after a major surgery, and a rare poisonous like snake bite. With your history of heart disease start by seeing your cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I hydrate my skin?

How can I hydrate my skin?

Body hydration: Make sure you stay adequately hydrated by following the general rule of thumb: "drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily". Adjust your fluid intake during exercise and during activities that increase perspiration. Skin protection with proper SPF CONTAINING lotions during outside activity is beneficial. Using a good quality lotion when skin feels dry (Eg., Eucerin™) is helpful. Avoid hot shower ...Read more

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Does hydration affect egfr rate?

Does hydration affect egfr rate?

Maybe if very ill: If a person is either mildly under-hydrated because he hadn't drank much fluids that day, normally hydrated, or mildly over-hydrated because he had drank a lot of fluids, his kidneys still should be working normally, so his blood test to estimate his GFR should still be valid. If a person is very ill, and has quite abnormal hydration, his abnormal blood test results may not reflect his usual gfr. ...Read more

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How can I stay hydrated during a run?

How can I stay hydrated during a run?

Fluids while running: One can carry a water bottle (awkward) or invest in one of those hydration backpacks that have tube from backpack fluid supply (water, sports drink, vitamin water, mineral water) to/near mouth so one can drink when desired. Running at times of day when the heat & humidity (or heat index) are in a comfortable range will help the body's cooling system work more effectively. ...Read more

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Best drink to help you stay hydrated?

Best drink to help you stay hydrated?

WATER!!!: Nothing beats good old water for hydration. Sports drinks don't hydrate any better, though you might drink more of them because of the sweetness- but the sugar is not good for you. If sweating a lot, sports drinks do have electrolytes, but you can get those from having salt and fruits. Some special forms of water like "microwater" are thought to be more hydrating than others. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Does staying hydrated affect your skin?

Does staying hydrated affect your skin?

No.: There are many good reasons to stay hydrated, but your skin is not one of them. Humans aren’t like plants; our skin doesn’t perk up when we consume water. To avoid dry skin, avoid low humidity, harsh winds, dry heat, high altitude, sun, alcohol, long baths, and harsh soaps that wash off your natural protective skin oils. ...Read more

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Which fruit is good to eat in summer for hydration?

Melons: Melons contain quite a bit of water, but this may not be enough for rehydration in hot months. Drink plenty of water as well. ...Read more

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Does hot water hydrate you less/more than cold water?

Does hot water hydrate you less/more than cold water?

No: In western medicine there is no difference in cold and hot water for hydration. However, in traditional chinese or indian (ayurveda) medicine the temperature of drinks is extremely important to maintain health. ...Read more

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How can I affect hydration readings via refractometer?

How can I affect hydration readings via refractometer?

The readings: Of a refractive terror lensometer can be affected by ocular surface dryness. Before performing the test use artificial tears and you will notice more accurate and consistent readings. ...Read more

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How to come off zopiclone, chroyal hydrate and tegatol?

Meds.: Only your prescribing physician can advise you on how to come off of the medication. ...Read more

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If my urine is clear does it mean I'm properly hydrated?

Color important: Clarity of urine usually means lack of sediment often related to urinary infection. Color of urine light (hydrated) versus dark (dehydrated) more indicative of hydration.Normal urine is a transparent solution ranging from almost colorless to amber but is usually a pale yellow. Colorless urine indicates over-hydration, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can replenish electrolytes/hydration?

Can you tell me how I can replenish electrolytes/hydration?

Replenishment: You can replenish both electrolytes and water by drinking liquids such as gatorade that have both. Citric juices are also good sources of fluids and potassium. If you're volume depleted, from lack of water intake, drinking water is the best, fastest and cheapest way to cure your dehydration. ...Read more

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