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Beat Drug Testing With Water
Can a doctor test for Creatinine & Kidney Function w/ a urine sample that is provided via OTC drug tests kits that use the cups a patient urinates in?
Can do a UA: Urinalysis measures some aspects of renal function but not all of them. A cup is a cup. Creatinine is measured in urine but is meaningless unless it's also measured in the serum. The whole business is tricky and confusing. Hope everything turns out well for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will drinking water with added electrolytes(smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
Can drinking "smart water" or water with electrolyes that is carbonated before a full blood lipid panel/blood work alter results?
No: There is no such thing as "smart water". It is just a scam to separate the not so smart people from their money. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Does medical marijuana, with high cannabidiol and low THC content, have negative interactions with lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide, and a pacemaker that performs 87% of an elderly person's heart beat?
2 difficulties with: this question. Pacemakers do not perform heart beats. They only emit tiny electrical shocks to heart muscle when heart is not electrically detected to contract within time limit set within the pacemaker programming. Electronic pacemaker initiated heart beats are always weaker because less well coordinated. No research trial data exist to answer 1st questions; though zero basis to believe healthy. ...Read more
No: Taking Furosemide will increase the sodium, chloride, potassium in your urine as well as the amount of urine you make. To increase the amount of urine you make to the point that you dilute the concentration of alcholol in your urine would be dangerous and would risk serious dehydration as well as electrolyte losses. ...Read more
Drug Testing: Nope. Do not waste your money. Drug testing now includes elegant ways to detect any attempt to cover up or fake out a test. Not one of the physicians here on health tap want to do anything for you other than to encourage sobriety. The disease of addiction causes so much personal and societal damage. We will bend over backwards to help you stay sober. But, we will not help you beat drug screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking 128 oz of fluid daily safe? I try to mix in Gatorade or electrolyte tabs to prevent Na/K depletion, but concerned about dilution of other things in blood. Must do this to address orthostatic intolerance and not faint.
Better question: If that's what you need to prevent orthostasis then, nothing will happen to you but a more interesting question to ask is WHY does a 29 year old have orthostasis if they drink any less than 128 oz. of fluid daily? That is not a normal situation. Has that been investigated and discovered? If you'd like to chat about this 1-1 please write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trying to treat syncope. Drinking extra fluids, increasing salt. Cannot tolerated ssris, still having tachycaridic spells with beta blocker.
POTs and Syncope: Fluids, salt, compression stockings are typically first line agents. Beta-blockers are used for pots. Next line agents include Florinef (fludrocortisone) and midodrine, but these have to be discussed with your physician, especially Florinef (fludrocortisone) which is a kind of mineralocorticoid agent and can cause problems with bone health. ...Read more
Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will use of a vape with 3 mg juice cause a failed cotinine/nicotine saliva test in 5 days? (Test is in 5 days)
I'm not sure the answer, as the delivery of nicotine is exceedingly variable in vape devices. However, better advice is to stop smoking.
The chemicals in e-cigarettes are actually more harmful to your airways than regular cigarettes. We can see reduction in lung function within 5 minutes of vaping, even in active cigarette smokers whose lung function is already decreased!!!
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Do creatinine pills help for dilute specimen etg? Have not drank alcohol not cheating test I drink to many fluids such as coffee and water random test
What?: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events among your concerns are not clear enough to deduce a pertinent to-the-point answer. So please rewrite the question after reviewing the articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more
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I'm a free-diver with mild mvp.I experience ~30 skippedheartbeatperday doc. said over 10000 skipped heartbeat we start drugtreatment is it safetodive?
Arrhythmia type?: This is a difficult question to answer in this forum: use HealthTap Prime to convey your medical condition in more detail. Do you know the arrhythmia type caused by MVP? (Atrial fibrillation? PVCs? PACs?) Diving will increase your heart rate & the demands on the heart (due to pressure / volume changes in the lungs). Potentially, your "skipped" beats will increase - but this depends on the diagnosi ...Read more
I'm having a baby tomorrow, and live in a state that performs mandatory meconium testing. Took nyquil & sudafed....False pos for alcohol and mamp!?
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Cocaine urine test: Infrequent users: 3-4 days; heavy users: 10 days; chronic users and/or users with high body fat: 30 days. Depends on several factors as you can see. This is where Cocaine use gets really expensive. Can you afford it now? Why play russian roulette with your future. See a psychiatrist who specializes in substance abuse. New study shows topiramate works quite well in cutting down cravings and use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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