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Doctor insights on: Can You Drink Too Much Fluids

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How do I know if I have an overactive bladder, or do I just drink too much fluids?

How do I know if I have an overactive bladder, or do I just drink too much fluids?

Bladder problem: Stop drinking so much, cut out soda/caffeine....If you stop going so often you figured it out....If still a problem see your doc. ...Read more

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How much fluid can you drink per day  on haemodialysis?

How much fluid can you drink per day  on haemodialysis?

Ask nephrologist...: Please refer this question to the treating nephrologist since s/he knows more of patient's individual condition than anyone online. Besides, despite being on hemodialysis, some patients are still excreting some urine of low concentration. Furthermore, every patients have their unique cardiovascular ability in handling fluid. So, ask the treating doctor timely. Best wish to health. .. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink recommended amt of h20 daily PLUS all other fluids I'm getting via food/other beverages? Is there such a thing as too much?

Is it OK to drink recommended amt of h20 daily PLUS all other fluids I'm getting via food/other beverages? Is there such a thing as too much?

Fluid intake: Except for extreme circumstances, such as ultramarathon runners, long-distance hikers in extreme environments, or the mentally ill drinking constantly, it is difficult to drink too much liquid. Given normal kidney function, if you drink more than the recommended amount, you will just urinate more and get rid of the excess fluid. Not recommended, but in general will not hurt you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I eat really healthy, I drink alot of fluids but I get sick easily, why is that?

I eat really healthy, I drink alot of fluids but I get sick easily, why is that?

Immunity difference: Everyone has different levels of immunity to common infections. Usually eating healthy and getting plenty of rest and exercise boost the immune system, but some people are susceptible to every bug that comes along. Good handwashing and avoiding close contact with sick people can help. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of fluids make you sick and drinking a lot of fluids be bad for you?

Can drinking a lot of fluids make you sick and drinking a lot of fluids be bad for you?

Yes: Drinking an excessive amount of fluid in a short amount of time can make one feel ill. Potentially can also cause problems with electrolytes in the blood. ...Read more

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If only drinking fluids, how long would you survive, and what would be the signs death was approaching?

If only drinking fluids, how long would you survive, and what would be the signs death was approaching?

Fluids or water?: Calories can be supplied through a liquid diet. Calorie intake via fluids does not equate to death. Think of the people who liquify meats, vegetables, fruits - etc to drink them. ...Read more

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I never want fluids and in fact I have to make myself drink but I force myself to do it. Why is this? Is it common?

I never want fluids and in fact I have to make myself drink but I force myself to do it. Why is this? Is it common?

Habit maybe: While some medical conditions might cause this, I suspect in most usa folks it is a habit born of air conditioning. You get used to being cool and not getting as thirsty. While I can't make specific recommendations, drinking extra fluids is a wise choice for most people. It helps control the appetite, improves kidney function usually/our bodies are chemical reactors that need fluid to function. ...Read more

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My gma is 80 she urinates all day long mostly @ night and she dosent drink a lot of fluids, what could be the problem?

My gma is 80 she urinates all day long mostly @ night and she dosent drink a lot of fluids, what could be the problem?

Your grandmother: Likely needs a medical evaluation. Don't know if she has problems with blood sugar or urinary tract infection. Only evaluation will tell the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

1 1/2 to 2 quarts: You should drink one and one-half to two quarts of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fluid do I have to drink before my ultrasound?

Could you tell me how much fluid do I have to drink before my ultrasound?

At least a quart: Rarely women are overfull. You should get instructions from the facility performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What fluid did you drink after sct?

What fluid did you drink after sct?

Not alcohol!: Unless you are in an environment or daily perform activities that predispose to dehydration, when a doctor asks you to liberalize fluids he/she means for you to drink lots of water and non-sugary or non-salty drinks. That excludes: sodas, caffeinated products, alcohol, highly sweetened products, and even "sports" drinks. ...Read more

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How many cups of fluid should a 13 y. Old be drinking every day?

How many cups of fluid should a 13 y. Old be drinking every day?

Hydration: It depends completely on his/her size and weight as well as activity level and ongoing losses. If your child is drinking excessively make sure to check for type1 diabetes. A urine dipstick for sugar can be done at home (they should have no sugar in the urine). ...Read more

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Can you gain weight just off drinking fluids and eating lite meals?

Can you gain weight just off drinking fluids and eating lite meals?

Possibly: It would depend on the amount of calories in the fluids and lite meals, along with the amount of exercise done throughout the day. If the person did no activity and the fluids were beers, regular sodas, etc... Then yes. If the fluids were water, unsweetened teas and small portioned meals with exercise... Then no. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to drink lots of fluid when treating a cold?

Why is it recommended to drink lots of fluid when treating a cold?

Not proven: Although a warm cup of tea especially with honey and lemon are soothing, there is no proof that over-hydration helps your cold. However chicken soup was reported to be beneficial but there is no reason to have a potful of it either. Inhaling warm steam for a few minutes may even be more soothing. ...Read more

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I keep feeling the need to drink. Loads of fluids could I be diabetic?

I keep feeling the need to drink. Loads of fluids could I be diabetic?

Yes: That is one of the reasons for drinking lots of fluids. There are other reasons. It is easy to tell just by getting a blood or urine test. ...Read more

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If I drink any fluid past 2 pm then the scale increases when I weigh myself at night. Why is this? And how can I avoid it

If I drink any fluid past 2 pm then the scale increases when I weigh myself at night. Why is this? And how can I avoid it

See answer: It's possible that you may have some fluctuating mild fluid retention. It's of no significance. Probably the best time to weigh yourself is in the morning after going to the bathroom. For advice on loosing weight see > http://bit. Ly/1ybbG2S ...Read more

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I'm trying the almased diet. Replace 3 meals for 14 days then 2 for 6 weeks! Is this safe as long as I drink a lot of fluid?

I'm trying the almased diet. Replace 3 meals for 14 days then 2 for 6 weeks! Is this safe as long as I drink a lot of fluid?

Best to: Do a balanced diet, moderating portions and exercising 1/2 to 1 hour a day. These fad diets may initially work but when you go back to old diet weight comes back on. ...Read more

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Hi guys im a diabetic &im constantly drinking fluids n weeing im also sticking to my regular dosage of tablets whatt can I do?

Hi guys im a diabetic &im constantly drinking fluids n weeing im also sticking to my regular dosage of tablets whatt can I do?

Check BG?: If you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as polyuria and polydipsia (frequent urination and frequent drinking) as you describe, you should check your bg to see if there is a problem. Generally bg under 250 range does not cause significant thirst / drinking problem although it can. ...Read more

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Louis does not really drink loads of fluid but is always needing a wee and is up and down to toilet all the time is this normal?

Louis does not really drink loads of fluid but is always needing a wee and is up and down to toilet all the time is this normal?

Probably: Not normal. Many causes of frequent urination like UTI, bladder overactive, Diabetes Mellitus, diabetes inspidus etc. First start is simple examination and urine analysis ...Read more

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I am 24 male. Do I still need to drink milk at night? That's for growing kid. Do I still need it? Isn't my diet& other fluids not enough?

I am 24 male. Do I still need to drink milk at night? That's for growing kid. Do I still need it? Isn't my diet& other fluids not enough?

No you don't: In fact milk is not necaessary after 6 - 12 months of age. It's a very convenient food and good source of calcium & protein. In fact may be an unnecessary source of fat for many people. Dairy industry has done a fantastic job in self promotion. Vegans remain perfectly healthy without ever consuming milk or any dairy products. ...Read more

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When can I feel better if started back drinking fluids with caffeine in it? Cause while I was sick I was drinking sprite for several weeks.

When can I feel better if started back drinking fluids with caffeine in it? Cause while I was sick I was drinking sprite for several weeks.

You should feel: Better as soon as you illness is resolved and you are well hydrated. Best fluid to drink in the abscence of dehydration or electrolty imbalance is water. Small amount of coffee is okay but water should be the main fluid ...Read more

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For approx. 2 months I've been belching after drinking ANY fluids (completely out of the ordinary). Never w/ food. Why is this suddenly happening?

For approx. 2 months I've been belching after drinking ANY fluids (completely out of the ordinary). Never w/ food. Why is this suddenly happening?

Belching: Most likely your are swallowing air when you drink and this makes you belch when it comes up. Friends would do this in high school to get a good loud burp. ...Read more

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How much fluid should I drink right before my ultrasound?

32 ounces: For bladder ultrasound and for transabdominal pelvic ultrasound; drink 32 ounces of water and be finished drinking one hour prior to exam. Cannot urinate until after exam. ...Read more

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Why am I peeing so much? I havnt been drinking any more fluids that I normally do.

Why am I peeing so much? I havnt been drinking any more fluids that I normally do.

Many reasons: Frequent urination can be a symptom of a urinary tract, vaginal infections or possibly pregnancy. If you are drinking caffeinated drinks or other diuretics, these may be causing you to urinate more. More serious conditions have metabolic causes. Urine tests (pregnancy, uti, std) and a vaginal smear can diagnose many of these. See your doctor so this does not become serious. ...Read more