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Does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

Does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

Yes: Beetroot juice is a type of vegetable juice. Occasional drinking of beetroot juice, other vegetable juices, or fruit juices is fine. Too much of any one kind of food or juice can cause problems. One should visit a primary care doctor before drinking too much of any one type of juice, just to be sure the ingredients (such as minerals, salts, sugars, etc...) won't end up harming the person. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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I like to add a little bit of concentrated lime or lemon juice to my drinking water. Is conc lemin/lime juice bad for my fertility or my body generall?

I like to add a little bit of concentrated lime or lemon juice to my drinking water. Is conc lemin/lime juice bad for my fertility or my body generall?

Drinking water : Drinking water is great for your health a small amount of lemon juice can make the taste of water better. Also may be good for elimination. As for fertility i would refer you to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does coffee count towards daily water intake?

Does coffee count towards daily water intake?

Not on equal basis: The caffeine in your coffee effects your kidneys directly and promotes water loss. If you are caffeine free, it is more or less equal. ...Read more

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I'd like to know if the parsley, cranberry, green & black tea mix diet drink can harm health. I use 1.5 l a day to lower my blood cholesterol ?

I'd like to know if the parsley, cranberry, green & black tea mix diet drink can harm health. I use 1.5 l a day to lower my  blood  cholesterol ?

Weird concoction: This much tea can make you constipated, nauseous and interfere with iron absorption. I love parsley but most people don't. You are 17 years old, are also taking Aspirin on a regular basis and a "pop" vitamin to maintain your bones, and are diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia for which you are taking a "pop" remedy rather than your physician's guidance. Wouldn't following the latter be wiser? ...Read more

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Am I able to consume clear protein drinks (containing no juice, fibre or carbs) the day before my colonoscopy? Also, is red cranberry juice ok? Thanks

Am I able to consume clear protein drinks (containing no juice, fibre or carbs) the day before my colonoscopy? Also, is red cranberry juice ok? Thanks

FOLLOW THE: INSTRUCTIONS....do not "improvise"!!! and Cranberry juice is a DEFINITE NO NO (Coloring can alter the appearance of the bowel lining!) Your so called "Protein Drinks" probably have a RESIDUAL (matter which also may obscure the details of the lining or hide very small polyps!!!) Good Luck and BE WELL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does tea & coffee count towards making up the recommended minimum 1200 ml of daily water intake? TQ

Does tea & coffee count towards making up the recommended minimum 1200 ml of daily water intake? TQ

Yes ...but: Since these make you pee more by a direct effect on the kidney (caffeine) they are valued less than water,However, you can also include the water value in fruits (90%)/vegetables (60%) and other dietary items. ...Read more

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I boiled cabbage in water and salt , if I just drink the cabagge soup water without actually eating the cabbage does it have calories ?

I boiled cabbage in water and salt , if I just drink the cabagge soup water without actually eating the cabbage does it have calories ?

No: No calories. But you should know that cabbage itself is very low in calories-1/2 cup of cooked cabbage is only 17 calories! ...Read more

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Can pineapple juice interact with SSRIs? Cause green stool? I drink 12ounces a day of %100 juice and am on 30mg fluoxetine a day. My stool is green?

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Can pineapple juice interact with SSRIs? Cause green stool? I drink 12ounces a day of %100 juice and am on 30mg fluoxetine a day. My stool is green?

Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in licorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more

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I have increased my water intake and increased intake of prune juice intake even though my constipation is severe? What shod i do?

I have increased my water intake and increased intake of prune juice intake even though my constipation is severe? What shod i do?

Magnesium citrate: Magnesium cittrate is sold otc in an 8 oz bottle. It is a mild propulsant to help move stool, not just soften. Mix it with any flavoring and drink over ice. If no responce, see your family dactor. ...Read more

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To cut down on my soda drinking , I add lemon juice (from concentrate) to a glass of ice water. Can the lemon juice affect my gout?

To cut down on my soda drinking , I add lemon juice (from concentrate) to a glass of ice water.  Can the lemon juice affect my gout?

Yes: The drinking of warm water and freshly squeezed lemons help to neutralize the uric acid in your body. Try this after every meal. Sodas are really bad and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read more

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My baby's pediatrician said she can drink diluted juice @ 8 weeks. 10ml of fresh orange or apple diluted with 5ml water. Isn't this too early?

My baby's pediatrician said she can drink diluted juice @ 8 weeks. 10ml of fresh orange or apple diluted with 5ml water. Isn't this too early?

No but you shouldn't: In other countries fruit juices are introduced very early. There is, however, no good reason to give a baby juice. It is just sweetened water with no nutritional value. You are teaching your baby to want sugar; not a good idea. Young infants do fine with just breast milk (or formula) and water. ...Read more

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I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. when i increase intake of water i got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. when i increase intake of water i got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Hard to believe: There is no good reason for this. The difference between water and the other substances is not much and pretty inconsequential given the contents of your stomach. If anything it should be the other way around. ...Read more

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Does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

Yes: Beetroot juice is a type of vegetable juice. Occasional drinking of beetroot juice, other vegetable juices, or fruit juices is fine. Too much of any one kind of food or juice can cause problems. One should visit a primary care doctor before drinking too much of any one type of juice, just to be sure the ingredients (such as minerals, salts, sugars, etc...) won't end up harming the person. ...Read more

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Low urine output increased fluid intake no change cranberry juice brownish urine once. 3 days later water only brown again and back pain about an hour?

Low urine output increased fluid intake no change cranberry juice brownish urine once. 3 days later water only brown again and back pain about an hour?

Doctor can evaluate: Brown urine means go to the doctor (brown coloring can be from blood cells breaking, muscle cells breaking, etc...). An evaluation is needed now, before things get worst. Tests will be done to find out why the urine is brown, why there is decreased urine output, and why there is back pain. Hopefully, there won't be permanent kidney damage. ...Read more

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My husband doesn't need to urinate in the mornings regardless of how many hours slept. (slept nearly 15hrs one sat.) i don't think he drinks enough water, but does have a lot of fluid intake. 26yr old?

My husband doesn't need to urinate in the mornings regardless of how many hours slept. (slept nearly 15hrs one sat.) i don't think he drinks enough water, but does have a lot of fluid intake. 26yr old?

Bladder capacity!: When i was younger, it was over 2 qts. The lack of need to urinate may not be a reflection of fluid intake. Urine specific gravity and bun/creatinine ratios will define adequate of inadequate fluid intake! ...Read more

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I have increased my water intake and increased intake of prune juice intake even though my constipation is severe? What shod i do?

Magnesium citrate: Magnesium cittrate is sold otc in an 8 oz bottle. It is a mild propulsant to help move stool, not just soften. Mix it with any flavoring and drink over ice. If no responce, see your family dactor. ...Read more

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Does coffee count towards daily water intake?

Not on equal basis: The caffeine in your coffee effects your kidneys directly and promotes water loss. If you are caffeine free, it is more or less equal. ...Read more

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Does tea & coffee count towards making up the recommended minimum 1200 ml of daily water intake? TQ

Yes ...but: Since these make you pee more by a direct effect on the kidney (caffeine) they are valued less than water,However, you can also include the water value in fruits (90%)/vegetables (60%) and other dietary items. ...Read more

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From a hydration standpoint, does drinking non-caffeinated tea, such as chamomile, count towards a persons daily recommended intake of water?

From a hydration standpoint, does drinking non-caffeinated tea, such as chamomile, count towards a persons daily recommended intake of water?

Likely: If it is decaffeinated and has no other tea leaves in it with substances that act as diuretics. If you are concerned have another glass of water. ...Read more

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How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

As long as needed: If the only reason u have frequency is drinking too much then the change will need to be permanent. If its while u are making other changes- stopping caffeine and water pills, bladder training kegels then u may be able to resume fluids at 80-100 ounces per day. ...Read more

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I am hardly urinating at all during the day and worried this could be serious? My diet is currently poor & fluid intake very low. Thanks.

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I am hardly urinating at all 
during the day and worried this could be serious? My diet is currently poor & fluid intake very low. Thanks.

Here are some...: Low water intake naturally leads to low urine excretion. But why have you had poor intake, voluntary or involuntary? Just for these concerns alone, you should seek a timely evaluation to check out how your bladder works, how your kidney function is, and how your general health has been. All of these are something serious to be sorted out for correction; don't just wait out with a wishful thinking. ...Read more

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Fluid intake not decreased, urine output has. Usually urinate frequently & a lot, now a couple drops every few hrs. No symptoms. Be concerned?

Fluid intake not decreased, urine output has. Usually urinate frequently & a lot, now a couple drops every few hrs. No symptoms. Be concerned?

See a Dr.: You may be retaining urine in the bladder, You did not give an age, but prostate enlargement or inflammation of the prostate may cause these symptoms. Prostate enlargement is very common in men over 50. ...Read more

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24 hour urine over 3LT. I drink lots of fluids (probably over 3LT daily). Should I cut down on fluids? Is this normal urine output for fluid intake?

24 hour urine over 3LT. I drink lots of fluids (probably over 3LT daily). Should I cut down on fluids? Is this normal urine output for fluid intake?

More than needed: About two liters would be sufficient, unless you are engaged in activity than causes excessive sweating or are exposed to high ambient temperature. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256 ...Read more

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Increased frequency of urination, noting onset about a week ago, with no diet/lifestyle changes, and no other symptoms. Fluid intake has not changed.

Increased frequency of urination, noting onset about a week ago, with no diet/lifestyle changes, and no other symptoms. Fluid intake has not changed.

Depends: Go to a doctor to get examined and get a simple urine test to rule out medical conditions that could be the reason of the increased frequency of urination. Conditions like diabete or infection or kidney stones or an electrolyte abnormality. ...Read more

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How much is considered normal urinary output in a 35 yearsold man, fluid intake of approx. 2, 5 l?I just urinate 400ml morning, 200ml afternoon, no more..

How much is considered normal urinary output in a 35 yearsold man, fluid intake of approx. 2, 5 l?I just urinate 400ml morning, 200ml afternoon, no more..

Highly variable...: Daily urinary output highly varies among individuals depending upon fluid intake, physical activity, age, weight, kidney function, and other medical diseases such as heart, liver, etc. On average, it's about 800-2000 cc or about 35-100 cc/hr. But in young age, nighttime urine is about 10-15 %of daily output; in older age, about 35-45%. Bottom line is renal function as reflected in blood test and.. ...Read more

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Should I limit my fluid intake before delivery?

Should I limit my fluid intake before delivery?

No: Good hydration is important throughout and before pregnancy. A healthy person manages fluid intake by controlling fluid output through the kidneys. Though there are conditions that can interfere with this, most people can do with a wide range of fluid inputs. Dehydration, in general, is bad. ...Read more

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Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Hydration: Is very important during any acute event your body is experiencing, this would include an acute infection. Also if you have a fever, you need to make sure that you stay well-hydrated as perspiration causes fluid loss. ...Read more

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I heard that if we take lot of fluid intake we are actually making our kidney oveework...Is.This true? How much litres of fluid should we take?

I heard that if we take lot of fluid intake we are actually making our kidney oveework...Is.This true? How much litres of fluid should we take?

Takes a lot: Your question is fun. Healthy kidneys are capable of managing large swings in fluid intake to keep you balanced. If you eat a healthy diet, have normal kidney function, and are purposefully forcing yourself to hold urine....(drinking/peeing contest) then you can drink many liters a day if you really wanted too. 2-3liters should prevent kidney stones but not overwhelm you if your currently helathy. ...Read more

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What is the average fluid intake of a 27mo old male. 33lbs, 35in tall. How often should they urinate?

About 2 liters: About two liters of water/day is sufficient, and some of it can be part of food. How often one urinates is not nearly as important as to see that the urine is not too concentrated, as indicated by dark color and smell. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive urination with minimal fluid intake?

What can cause excessive urination with minimal fluid intake?

Diabetes (2): Both mellitus and insipidus. Both are associated with hypernatremia. Have your chemistry checked to see if this is present. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart failure-how much is too little fluid intake?

What do you advise for heart failure-how much is too little fluid intake?

1-2 liters a day: in general, the tightest fluid restrictions are 1, 1.2 or 1.5 liters a day. this is used for severe CHF with low serum sodium levels. if you have pituitary problems that is a different story. often CHF can be managed well with minimal if any fluid restriction once a person is stabilized on long term medical therapy. ...Read more

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