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Diarrhea Drinking Water
Can drinking a lot of water cause you to have loose stools first it was ok I eat a peanut butter sandwichstools was ok then it was loose why ?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Generally no: The body has mechanisms to get rid of the excess water, but under certain conditions - if it is taken in very rapidly or in certain disease states, it can cause water intoxication - diluting the blood so that sodium levels can get very low - if low enough, it can cause seizures, coma and death. Diarrhea rarely occurs, because the water is absorbed in stomach and upper intestine, but it can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: water is absorbed very well from the intestines, and rarely could that capacity be exceeded. When the gut is inflamed by a virus, it interferes with the ability of the gut to absorb solid nutrients, and they will cause diarrhea. The usual treatment is to go to clear liquids, because they are better absorbed. Large amounts of water can dilute the sodium in the bloodstream and cause harm however. ...Read more
Tap water: Tap water is a good source of regular drinking water. Otherwise buy something like gatorade or if you are talking about someone for example who has diarrhea in the drugstore there are packets of electrolytes called oral rehydration packets that can be added to tap water that are made specifically for rehydration. Just follow the direction for mixing and for age groups. Pedialyte is best for kids. ...Read more
Can you tell me that it is caused by an over exposure to fluoride which is in your drinking water?
Metformin suppresses my appetite so much it gets to the point i don't even feel like drinking water! what should I do? Just force myself to drink?
At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?
2 months ago i went to ER ... Daignose was gastroenteris and now it is flairing again. I can barely eat drinking water. Taking probotics&libraxs.Why?
Go see your Dr : And get checked for bacterial/ viral infection, ibs, ibd etc. Take care! http://m.activebeat.co/diet-nutrition/10-common-causes-of-diarrhea/?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_keyword=causes%20of%20diarrhea. http://ibsdoctor.hubpages.com/hub/100-natural-remedies-for-diarrhea. ...Read more
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