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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 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

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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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.

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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