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Does Water Have Electrolytes
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
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
Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt Plain water is the best hydration liquid Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more
Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?
It does not: When you drink salty fluids you get thirsty because of the increase of salt level in blood. The thirst mechanism does not mean you are dehydrated. It makes you drink lots of water which will correct high salt in blood by diluting it back to normal. ...Read more
I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated ? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal
Water retention: Water retention means the body through the kidney and sometimes the intestine is reabsorbing water perhaps to excess. It will reabsorb water from whatever the water containing liquid is......If you drink beer its the water part that is reabsorbed for instance. If you were to drink the drug Furosemide in its solution form, the drug part would override the water and you'd lose water due to drug. ...Read more
Does naturally flavored sparking water hydrate as good as regular water? I usually drink sparkling more because I don't care for plain water
Dehydration: AMY CANAVAN, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Falls Church, Virginia BILLY S. ARANT, JR., MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee Am Fam Physician. 2009 Oct 1;80(7):692-696. Diagnosis and Management of Dehydration in Children Check this article out Typically it is the combination of elctorytes and carbs that make a difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gatorade is better : Gatorade is better as it has electrolyte. ...Read more
How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?
Drink to thrist : It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod
No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking too much water cause constipation? I drink nearly 8+ water bottles daily. Does that water get absorbed to fast by large intestine?
After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?
Depends on activity: If you exercise for less than one hour in relatively normal temps, then water is likely adequate. If you are a heavy sweater or exercise greater than one hour and/or in hot, humid environments, then electrolyte-containing beverages are encouraged during and after an event. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Although proper hydration is important for your overall health, it's not clear whether drinking extra water affects skin hydration in healthy people: Skin is made up of three layers — the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis) and the subcutaneous tissue. If the outermost layer of the epidermis doesn't contain enough water, skin will lose elasticity and feel rough. Despite this connection, however, there's a lack of research showing that drinking extra water has any impact on skin hydration or appearance. If you're looking to maintain hydrated skin, there are steps you can take: Avoid exposure to dry air. , Avoid prolonged contact with hot or chlorinated water. , Use a gentle cleanser instead of soap. , Avoid using skin care products that contain alcohol. , Moisturize immediately after a bath, shower or washing your hands and regularly throughout the day. , Use a humidifier. , Wear a scarf and gloves when going out in cold weather. . If you're concerned about dry skin, contact your health care provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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