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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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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?

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?

Does coffee count towards daily water intake?

Not really: Because if you're drinking enough coffee to add up to a great deal of fluid, you are using too much caffeine drink 16-32 oz of free water daily ...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...: Tea and coffee contribute to daily fluid requirements, but the caffeine they contain may cause diuresis ( increased urination), resulting in fluid loss. So drinking non caffeinated beverages ( not alcohol) is important to maintain hydration. ...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?

Yes: Decaffeinated beverages count. The reason that caffeinated beverages don't is that caffeine is a diuretic. Thus, your urinary losses would counter any fluid intake you gained by drinking the beverage. Hope this helps! ...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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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.

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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