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Hello. Can I drink water with BCAA during the fasting time for a colonoscopy?

Hello. Can I drink water with BCAA during the fasting time for a colonoscopy?

Plain water: Just drink water. No supplements. The supplements are not doing you any good anyway, just lightening your wallet. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?

How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?

Drink to thrist: It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

Drink slowly: Drink slowly the liquid as tolerated. Some preparations are "low volume" (2 liters or less) and easier to tolerate, and may be the preferred prep if you are concerned about getting full. You will not get intoxicated with water! ...Read more

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There is a bowel prep for colonoscopy called Prepopik. Dosage is only two 5 oz. Glasses and drinking lots of water. Is this a safe & effective prep?

There is a bowel prep for colonoscopy called Prepopik. Dosage is only two 5 oz. Glasses and drinking lots of water. Is this a safe & effective prep?

Prepopik: Is relatively NEW but is approved by FDA for colonoscopy prep in adults HOWEVER COLONOSCOPISTS (Doctors who do the tests) HAVE THEIR OWN PREFERENCES FOR WHICH PREP IS USED!
Thus ASK that Health care Provider if Prepopik is OK!

Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is this ok to drink this during colonoscopy prep? Low Blood sugar Isopure coconut water the only completely clear whey protein when dissolved in water

Is this ok to drink this during colonoscopy prep? Low Blood sugar Isopure coconut water the only completely clear whey protein when dissolved in water

... clear liquids. .: Prior to colonoscopy 24 h regimen is clear liquids only, no red colors. Any dairy or protein drink are out of this recommendation. During prep drinking. .., apple juice is permitted - in case of diabetes can provide glucose if hypoglycemia. If you have special needs - consult w Gastroenterologist before procedure.. . ...Read more

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If having blood work done for physical in morning can you drink water before? Doctor said no food or coffee

If having blood work done for physical in morning can you drink water before? Doctor said no food or coffee

Yes: Fasting labs are generally aimed at looking at blood lipid and glucose levels. These would generally be unaffected by moderate water intake prior to testing. Actually, being dehydrated when the sample is drawn may more likely cause abnormal values.

A caution would be if you were to drink excessive amounts of water and diluted your blood. This would be unlikely in normal circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I drink water chestnut every day?

Water chestnut: Please tell me what water chestnut is in Texas. Then I can answer. ...Read more

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Can I drink water from the bathroom sink.

Can I drink water from the bathroom sink.

Same as kitchen: If you are on municipal water system, there is no difference in the water from sinks or shower/tub or hose (but hose might be dirty). If on well water, there might be different supply/filtering, but not likely. ...Read more

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Why sometimes when I drink water, I cough?

Why sometimes when I drink water, I cough?

U may have a: Dysfunction in your swallowing mechanism. This is usually worked up by a consult to speech therapy, which your doctor will provide, if they agree. The problem may be that it is only intermintant. Start to keep a diary of when it occurs and what ur drinking. Take this in when u see the doc. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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How many litters we drink water for a day?

Ok: Maintenance water intake per day for females is 9 bottle waters and for men 12 ...Read more

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What happens if you drink water with a meal?

What happens if you drink water with a meal?

Water with meal.: Drinking water with your meal can keep you hydrated and assist with digestion. As well, the water will fill your stomach a bit; you'll tend to eat less food per meal, which is helpful for those trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Must I drink water to keep me bladder healthy?

Must I drink water to keep me bladder healthy?

Yes: Adequate fluid intake is very important is overall health for all of our internal organs. Water is the preferred fluid of choice. ...Read more

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Why is it important to drink water with faverin?

Why is it important to drink water with faverin?

Swallowing Faverin: Swallowing medicine with water makes it easier to go down smoothly. The tablets should be swallowed, not chewed. Water just happens to be an easily available liquid -- you would not want to use alcohol. ...Read more

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What time to drink water before exercise or after exercise?

What time to drink water before exercise or after exercise?

Yes: Water should be consumed before during and after exercise. ...Read more

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My head starts hurting when I drink water. What is going on?

My head starts hurting when I drink water. What is going on?

Heart pain: You may have esophageal spasms especially if water is cold but you should get it checked. Don't mess around with chest pain even at your age. ...Read more

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Should we drink water after release some sweat from exercise?

Should we drink water after release some sweat from exercise?

Yes, electrolytes too: Yes, it is a very good idea to rehydrate with water after exercise. It is also important to replace lost electrolytes like sodium and potassium, and when these are added to water the water is better absorbed. See http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Is it best to drink water out of a glass over anything else?

Is it best to drink water out of a glass over anything else?

Nothing specific: Water can be drunk out of any container which can hold it with a convenient opening for your mouth. Glasses are very convenient but not "best". For instance most bottled water comes in a plastic container with a narrow outlet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink water at home I use a lot of ice. Any ideas?

Is it okay to drink water at home I use a lot of ice. Any ideas?

Go for it: It has been suggested that eight glasses per day of water is good for you. It does not matter if that water is in liquid or in ice form. Ice can make the drinking of water more palatable especially on a hot day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink water the morning I need to get bloodwork done?

Fasting: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, it is okay. ...Read more

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Endoscopy is in the afternoon and I can drink water after 12am why?

Endoscopy is in the afternoon and I can drink water after 12am why?

Because liquids...: Because clear liquids leave the stomach much faster than solids. You must have empty stomach to prevent vomiting and aspiration due to the anesthesia. Most anesthesiologists allow to drink small volumes of clear liquids up to 2 hours before anesthesia. However, do follow what you were told by the endoscopy facility. ...Read more

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Cant drink water without weeing straight after. What is the problem?

Cant drink water without weeing straight after. What is the problem?

Frequent urination: The urine that you pass is not coming from the water you are drinking at immediately prior. Therefore, your urge to urinate right after you drink water is likely partially psychological. ...Read more