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Can You Drink Too Much Fluids
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
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
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
If only drinking fluids, how long would you survive, and what would be the signs death was approaching?
I'm 39, 298lbs. How many ounces of fluid can I drink in a hour? I don't want to over drink and hurt myself
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
My gma is 80 she urinates all day long mostly @ night and she dosent drink a lot of fluids, what could be the problem?
1 1/2 to 2 quarts: You should drink one and one-half to two quarts of fluid daily. ...Read more
At least a quart: Rarely women are overfull. You should get instructions from the facility performing the procedure. ...Read more
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
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
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
That depends: That depends on how often and how heavily you smoke. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
Why do I feel very warm all the time? My temperature is normal but I feel warm and have the AC on all day or else I feel hot. I drink lots of fluids.
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
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