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Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more


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Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

Yes: Water has no carbohydrates (the part of food that causes a rise in blood sugar) so there is no reason you can't drink it before a blood sugar test. ...Read more

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When fasting for 12 hrs to do a blood test can u drink water ?

When fasting for 12 hrs to do a blood test can u drink water ?

Fasting Blood Test: Yes, you can drink water and eat no food for your test. ...Read more

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When fasting for metabolic blood test can I drink water?

Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink water when you are fasting for a glucose blood test?

Is it safe to drink water when you are fasting for a glucose blood test?

Yes: Water is fine before a blood glucose test, but don't eat any food or drink other liquids which might falsely elevate the glucose level in the blood. ...Read more

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Hello, can drinking loads of water before a blood test.. lower your progesterone levels..? Thanks

Hello, can drinking loads of water before a blood test.. lower your progesterone levels..?
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Water: Surely if you drink loads of water you will have lots of water to urinate! I doubt it will have much/if any reason to think it would have a lower blood level. Please let me know what your doctor thinks. ...Read more

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I've got a glucose blood test tomorrow morning and have to fast 10 hours before and was wondering whether you can drink water?

Yes: Water is fine; nobody wants you to be dehydrated just for some blood tests, but they don't want you to take any food or other fluids which may elevate your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I did blood test and creatine kinase was very high, i think more than 1000. I am going to the gym 4,5 days a week. Should i drink more water or?

I did blood test and creatine kinase was very high, i think more than 1000. I am going to the gym 4,5 days a week. Should i drink more water or?

Normal: Strenuous muscular exercise elevates the CK - this is NOT abnormal. Drinking water is certainly a healthy thing to do when you're sweating, but it will not have any effect on your CK. Don't worry about it. (A CK of 10,000 would be significant) ...Read more

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For two weeks I haven't felt hunger or thirst but I drink water and eat once a day anyway. My doctor does not know what it is. I took blood test today?

For two weeks I haven't felt hunger or thirst but I drink water and eat once a day anyway. My doctor does not know what it is. I took blood test today?

Watch this: Relax, Fred. This is fairly common and means nothing. You can reassure yourself about your physical health by going a day or so just drinking water; you'll get hungry. I suspect there's something going on in your life that may be making you sad; if you start having a sleep disturbance or sad moods, this may be dysthymia / depression for which early treatment's important. ...Read more

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Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again

Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again

This is serious: Anyone can have +1 ketones in the urine from missing a meal, but more is worrisome. Please repeat. Low blood potassium reflects illness rather than habits or lifestyle. I am trusting you are not taking any medications that might cause this. A good history and phyiscal exam is next, and likely some checks of hormones and renal concentrating ability / tubular function. ...Read more

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Will drinking water prior to a urine test reduce the detectable amount of protein and blood?

Will drinking water prior to a urine test reduce the detectable amount of protein and blood?

Maybe: Drinking large amounts of water prior to a urine test can dilute some ingredients. However the specific gravity of the sample will also shift indicating a recent high ingestion of water or other fluids ...Read more

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3 blood tests ok. Always thirsty/drinking water yet urine suggests i'm still dehydrated. Never used to drink much. Barely sweat and no excessive urine?

3 blood tests ok. Always thirsty/drinking water yet urine suggests i'm still dehydrated. Never used to drink much. Barely sweat and no excessive urine?

See doctor: Additional tests may be necessary. Diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus need to be evaluated. See a doctor. Are there medications or mental health issues that might be contributing? ...Read more

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Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more

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Can you drink pedialyte while fasting for a blood test?

No: Pedialyte contains a sugar. This breaks the concept of a fast. Non-nutrient liquids only during the period of fast. ...Read more