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Water And Low Potassium Levels
Normal Living: Nope. Not if you are healthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: There should no need to drink too much water, drink if you are thirsty your body can conserve pottassium, and should not be low, unless you are taking diuretics/medications .Or have other medical causes to lower pottassium levels. ...Read more
Yes: It will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems. ...Read more
YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more
I have seen reports: that it can, although I am not sure of the mechanism, but it has to be a LOT of soda. The major problem with lots of soda is the calories, and it is a major contributor to the epidemic of overweight, obese and diabetic individuals in the US and western world. It appears to reduce iron absorption in some people. You are far better off with water which is cheaper, healthier and doesn't affect iron. ...Read more
Yes, it can Kiki7.: Milk contains less iron than solid foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, tofu, spinach, kale, etc. Vitamin c- containing foods: oranges, tomatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe etc. Enhance iron absorption. Cow's milk has large proteins, causing microscopic bleeding in the gut, i.e. Iron loss. It is allergenic. Animals drink milk only when babies. Why should human adults drink milk? ...Read more
Yes.: There is a syndrome known as water intoxification. Athletes who only drink water and no electrolyte replacement after viderous exercise can develop this. Too much water intake dilutes your total body sodium and acts as very low body sodium. Low sodium can swell the brain, cause headaches, seizures, brainstem damage, and even death. ...Read more
Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more
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