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Does Drinking Hot Water Lemons Make You Urinate More
Drinking plenty of water is supposed to be good for you. Right? Too much water make me sick. My body craves sweet fruity drinks more than water.
Habits: Craving is a phenomenon of habit. It is not biology or physiology. It is a symptom of addiction and is not in any way a message from your body that you really 'need' this for your health. This is addiction. Plain and simple and something to work on changing by stopping the product you crave! ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Why is it that he more water you drink, the more you want to drink water. It is as if drinking water makes me thirsty. Thanks!
Unsure: Constant thirst, often accompanied by persistent hunger and frequent urination are the classic signs of diabetes mellitus and increased need for water can also accompany diabetes insipidus and some other medical conditions, but have never heard of drinking water stimulating thirst. ...Read more
Why does regular water not quench my thirst but the carbonated water we make (from tap water) does?
Placebo: There is no difference. The regular water is boring, while or seltzer water you put some effort and feel as a more satisfying alternative. The fact is that both are equally good for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you go without drinking water? As long as you drink sodas, and coffee etc. I never just drink water.
H2o is life: Dear WBarry, The majority of the human body consists of water. Soda and coffee does have water in it but it also has other elements that can be harmful to the body (i.e. corn syrup, sugar, caffeine) in high doses. Highly recommend to switch out soda for water, can be fruit infused or tea if you prefer the flavor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium(salt)? Doesnt salt dehydrate you?
Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or exercising for over one hour. Beverages like gatorade and powerade replenish those salt losses while also providing water for hydration and some carbohydrates for energy replacement as well. We don't endorse talking salt alone without the hydration. ...Read more
How much water should you drink per day? Some say 64 oz. some say drink when thirsty--which is it?
When thirsty: The science is clear: healthy persons without certain conditions (such as some kidney diseases) should drink when thirsty and otherwise don't worry about it. The 64 oz (8 glasses) guideline includes all the water that exists naturally in food and drink. Excellent article in today's NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/upshot/no-you-do-not-have-to-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day.html ...Read more
Seek MD: chronic nausea/vomit would require workup but more info needed eg drugs (esp opioids, psych meds), recreational drugs, other medical probs(eg diabetes). Urgent attention if blood, weight loss/dehydration, family history cancer, persistent. See if water temp makes difference. suggest seeing gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeinated Drinks: They should not make you hold onto water as caffeine is a diuretic. You can actually become dehydrated on a very hot day if all you drink is caffeinated beverages. You may have a bloated feeling from all the CO2 that is in your stomach, it is not absorbed by the body and has to come out by belching. ...Read more
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