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Is drinking water a good way to lose weight?

Is drinking water a good way to lose weight?

If fewer calories: Drinking water can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking water (or plain green tea) before a meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting water for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium. However, unsually excessive water-drinking is harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is drinking water good for an overactive bladder?

Is drinking water good for an overactive bladder?

Water is good: Drinking water is generally good for your health. Some experts say that everyone should drink half their weight in ounces of water a day. Obviously the more you drink water the more problems you are going to have with more frequent urination. The water itself isn't going to effect your overactive bladder, one way or another. ...Read more

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Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Good for dieting: When you drink water before you eat if fills you stomach and make eat less. ...Read more

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How good is drinking water with lemon, when it comes to weight loss?

How good is drinking water with lemon, when it comes to weight loss?

Growth: Most people stop growing by age 21. If you are an adult your growth plates are closed and will not allow growth. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is only drinking water good or bad?

Please help docs! Is only drinking water good or bad?

Water: Water is good for the body to keep you hydrated and maintain balance from water losses. Purely drinking water is fine as long as you have a balanced diet eating recommended amounts of carbohydrates, protein, dairy, and fats. Water alone will not provide all nutrients needed. ...Read more

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Is drinking water immediately after taking meals is good?

Is drinking water immediately after taking meals is good?

In moderation: Drinking water after eating is fine - as long as it is not excessive. If one is overweight, drinking water before meals can help reduce overeating during meals. ...Read more

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Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

NEED RULES?: Drinking water before/after/with dinner sort of like peas or carrots or potatoes with dinner.
If it's part of dinner and you're eating in moderation, why not. No particular reason to do or not to do. Neither good nor bad. Just part of dinner. Or not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it good drinking water with fluoride?

Can you tell me is it good drinking water with fluoride?

Not a problem: Fluoride levels in us drinking water are at a very safe level. There are no studies showing a correlation of any problem or disease associated with the usage of safe levels of Fluoride in people regardless of age. Remember even water can be deadly toxin and can, drunk in enough quantity, kill anyone. ...Read more

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Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Sun burn: Human skin can be burned by exposure to heat. There are 3 kinds of burns: first degree, where the skin is red. Second degree, where there are blisters, and third degree, where there is damage to flesh. A sun burn is a 1st degree burn, and while drinking water is good, it will not help your sun burn. Use cool compresses, and a moisturizer and a Hydrocortisone cream, and avoid further heat. ...Read more

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Drinking water after eating bannana is good?

That is fine.: Bannanas are healthy and so is water. ...Read more

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In what ways are drinking water good for your heart?

In what ways are drinking water good for your heart?

Water: Water maintains the intravascular volumen in your arteries and vein. This prevents dehydration, diziness, fatigue, fever, muscle achess. Keeps you alert and sharp. Should drink about 2 liters of water daily, more if physically active. Patient with heart or kidney problems has to be more careful with fluids, especially salt intake. ...Read more

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Is drinking water with empty belly after waking up in the morning is good? What is the benefit of it? Should I exercise though I'm slim?

Is drinking water with empty belly after waking up in the morning is good? What is the benefit of it? Should I exercise though I'm slim?

Yes and yes: Drinking water is good for you anytime of day. Yes, you should exercise regardless of your weight. There are many benefits to exercise for your health (heart, cholesterol, etc) that have nothing to do with weight. ...Read more

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Can drinking water on empty stomach i.e after bed in the morning do any good for health?

Can drinking water on empty stomach i.e after bed in the morning do any good for health?

Can't hurt: It helps get the bowels moving for some people. Otherwise, adequate fluids keep you well hydrated, but time of day doesn't matter. First blush teeth before drinking. ...Read more

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Why is fluoride in our drinking water believed to be good for the teeth of growing children?

Why is fluoride in our drinking water believed to be good for the teeth of growing children?

Scientific studies: There are many scientific studies done by research scientists which indicate a variety of dental benefits associated with fluoride and fluoridation. ...Read more

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While taking food drinking water is good or not?

While taking food drinking water is good or not?

Good: Life's too short for people to make subscientific / control-you rules about what other people eat / drink, but water at meals is a good thing overall. Obviously drinking water helps move the food along & quenches thirst. Since prepared food tends to be too salty nowadays it's not a bad idea to drink some extra water daily. ...Read more

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Is drinking water good for health?

Is drinking water good for health?

6-8 glasses a day: Drinking water keeps us hydrated and helps the body filter out wastes & toxins more quickly. Other liquids (juice, milk, etc) contain water, but also have calories & sugars, so too much can make you gain weight. Coffee, teas & sodas with caffeine, and alcohol are diuretics, which actually make us urinate out more water. Drink enough water that your urine looks mostly clear with slight yellow color. ...Read more

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Is ampalaya leaves good for everyday drinking water?

Good better best?: Have to know if the reason for using them daily is as a strategy for preventing/treating diabetes? I resist recommending daily addition to the diet unless there is a clearly defined health issue that is being addressed. Then you can address the risk vs the benefit. ...Read more

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Is drinking water with sliced lemons in it good for you?

Is drinking water with sliced lemons in it good for you?

Helps drink water.: There’s no specific extra health benefit (in fact the citrus may be bothersome if you have reflux), but it may help you to drink more water. Some people just don’t like to drink water, and this is one way to make water more flavorful ...Read more

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How can we determine which is a good water purifier for home drinking water purposes?

How can we determine which is a good water purifier for home drinking water purposes?

Why do you ask?: If you're looking for a distiller to remove minerals from the drinking water that is supplied for your community, I'd reconsider. Epidemiologic studies generate a huge amount of junk by their very nature, and the "theory" that these folks site seems misguided -- ask a junior-college level science teacher. In an emergency / possible contamination situation, nothing replaces boiling. ...Read more

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A friend is only drinking water because she wants to lose weight, surely that can't be good?

A friend is only drinking water because she wants to lose weight, surely that can't be good?

Water intake: Water is good stuff, and the truth is that most people do not drink enough water (about 2 liters a day is recommended). Lot's of time we munch on snacks because we think we are hungry, when actually we are just thirsty. So a lot of water consumption is generally a good thing. In the past many diets have proposed drinking a lot of water (eg., 8 glasses a day) as part of an effective diet. ...Read more

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I really hate drinking water...Is the flavored water just as good?

I really hate drinking water...Is the flavored water just as good?

Hate Drinking Water: If you hate your tap water then you can use bottled water, flavoured or plain as long as there is no sugar or sugar substitutes and is naturally flavoured. Avoid soda like come, pepsi and others including diet sadas. ...Read more

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My husband is craving water& he's got flu but he doesn't want to drink water. Is it true drinking water while sick with good?

Dehydration: He should be drinking water to avoid dehydration. Due to high-grade fever in flu there's chance of getting dehydrationdue to fluid losses. Consuming plenty of fluids iis highly recommended, . ...Read more

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Is drinking water good?

Is drinking water good?

Hydration: Like my father says to much of anything isn't good for you. An average person should drink 3l of water daily to keep homeostasis or balance in the body. Water is lost through the skin, breathing, urinating, and having bowel movements not to mention losses due to increasing stress such as infection or increased metabolism. Drinking water will keep you balanced and hydrated for daily activity. ...Read more

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Is drinking water mixed wit sugar daily when we are tired good or bad?!

Is drinking water mixed wit sugar daily when we are tired good or bad?!

Sugar is enemy: Bad. Sugar, will increase fatigue and a myriad of other problems. Sugar is the enemy. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more