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Doctor insights on: Can Drinking Soy Milk Cause Dark Urine

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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Can drinking soy milk cause male breast enlargement?

Can drinking soy milk cause male breast enlargement?

Soy milk and male br: No it does not cause breast enlagement. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou

I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou

There: There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! Good luck! ...Read more

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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Dark urine: Fi you drink a lot of water in the daytime and very little late evening or before you go to bed, you may have dark urine in the morning. The fact that it clears up when you drink water, is suggestive that you do not have jaundice. If you are concerned however, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does drinking soy milk make breasts grow?

Drinking soy: Milk will not increase your cup size. ...Read more

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CAN DRINKING SOY MILK SHRINK PENIS?

CAN DRINKING SOY MILK SHRINK PENIS?

No problem: Your penis is safe - drink as much as you want of soy milk. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to soy milk if I get gassy after drinking it?

Am I allergic to soy milk if I get gassy after drinking it?

Unlikely: Soy allergy doesn't usually cause "gas"--this may be an intolerance, but not likely to be a true allergy. ...Read more

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Any bad consequences drinking a lot of soy milk? (for men)

Any bad consequences drinking a lot of soy milk? (for men)

No: No, no known side effects. The claim of feminization is complete nonsense - never been proven. ...Read more

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Can I drink soy milk when I am on accutane?

Can I drink soy milk when I am on accutane?

Yes: If a person was able to drink soy milk without problems before he began accutane, then he should be fine drinking the same soy milk after starting accutane. ...Read more

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Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.

Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.

Yes: Assuming you don't have any medical issues, it is completely safe to drink soy milk daily. It will not turn you into a woman as urban legend says. Whether to drink soy or almond milk is a personal choice of taste. ...Read more

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much of soy milk result in impotency or erectile dysfunction?

Does drinking too much of soy milk result in impotency or erectile dysfunction?

Soy milk problems?: The answer to your question about problems with soy milk and potency is "no", sorry. ...Read more

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Is soy milk really unhealthy for women to be drinking?

Is soy milk really unhealthy for women to be drinking?

Not true: Soy milk is a good source of protein and an alternative to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink soy milk when you have a cold?

Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness. ...Read more

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I have had breast cancer and heard you shouldn't drink soy milk. I drink one glass a day. Is this ok?

I have had breast cancer and heard you shouldn't drink soy milk. I drink one glass a day. Is this ok?

No problem: Some chemicals in soy have estrogen-like properties. The amount of those chemicals is small. There is little hard data that soy is a risk, and it may be more like chemicals studied for preventing breast cancer. This article discusses that: j am coll nutr october 2001 vol. 20 no. Suppl 5 354s-362s. ...Read more

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What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy (like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read more

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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more