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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Excess Salt Intake

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What are the short-term effects of too much sugar on the body?

What are the short-term effects of too much sugar on the body?

Depends: If glucose is 200, short term it may not have any effects. If blood sugars run around example 800, it will have bad effects on the body. It may result in severe dehydration, ketoacidosis, sometimes may result in coma. ...Read more

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What are some effects of too much salt & not enough water on the human body in extreme heat?

What are some effects of too much salt & not enough water on the human body in extreme heat?

Thirst, confusion: The result of excess salt with inadequate water will be hypernatremia and low intravasculare volume. This will cause extreme thirst, mental status changes and low blood pressure. Unless reversed death will result. Heat will exacerbate this situation by adding to the water loss. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much of soft drinks?

What are the side effects of too much of soft drinks?

Beriberi: Beriberi is the vitamin b1 deficiency disease that has affected millions over thousands of years. A recent paper from japan reported 17 adolescents with cardiac beriberi from drinking sodas. Fragments of the disease are "alive and well" in the U.S. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin d?

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin d?

Excess Vitamin D: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108 for signs & symptoms of excess vitamin D, a rare condition also known as hypervitaminosis D eg poor appetite, nausea & vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems. This is usually from excess supplementation, not via food or sun exposure. ...Read more

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Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Empty calories : Alcohol, which is basically sugar, gets converted to fat when not burned by the body for the activities of daily living. It is "empty" calories since sugar has no nutritive value. We all need a balanced diet and adequate vitamins to maintain optimum health. ...Read more

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Is one stick of cinnamon infused in one 950 liter of hot water too much to cause side effects?

How fast you drink?: It isn't the cinnamon, it's how fast you drink the liter of hot water and how hot the water was. Either too hot or too fast can make you uncomfortable. You should be able to tell. ...Read more

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What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

None: Caffeine, the "active" ingredient, in most energy drinks (along with lots of sugar and some other nutrients of dubious value) is not harmful to the eyes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking too much vodka?

What are the side effects of drinking too much vodka?

Getting drunk and...: Too much of any kind of alcohol can cause slurred speech, drowsiness, nausea,vomiting,diarrhea, trouble breathing, headaches, poor coordination/tendency to fall, confusion, impaired judgment, blackouts, loss of consciousness & death. It can also indirectly lead to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases & death via accidents. Binge drinking is popular among young people but is dangerous! ...Read more

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What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

Muscle loss: If u r not getting enough protein after exercise ur body will metabolize muscle 2 4 calories it needs. U need 2 talk 2 a nutritionist 2 b sure ur protein intake is adequate ( sp). ...Read more

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What are the side effect of too much soy?

What are the side effect of too much soy?

There : Is a ton of salt in it. All things in moderation. ...Read more

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Random swelling of the hands. Is that from too much salt?

Random swelling of the hands. Is that from too much salt?

Probably not: Your autonomic nervous system controls the swelling in your hands. Salt intake should not stimulate sweating. Body heat would be the main stimulate to your sweating response. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much aspartame?

Aspartame: There is always a possibility of side effects from almost everything but if you go online and look up aspartame you will see that it very unlikely to cause any concern. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

Decisions: I am sure you would agree that knowledge is a good thing, right? So the more a person knows about themselves and the problems they may or may not have, the better they can decide what they want to do about it. Life's about choices and the more information we have, the better our insight and judgement. A person may decide to make changes if they have a good enough reason. ...Read more

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What're the risks of drinking too much coffee?

What're the risks of drinking too much coffee?

Coffee: Caffeinism is result, with jitters & agitation & disorientation with cardiovascular toxicity, similar to stimulant toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking liquor on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking liquor on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too much lactic acid?

What are the effects of too much lactic acid?

Depends on the cause: Lactic acidosis is associated with a variety of conditions, including: shock, liver disease, kidney failure, medications (e.g. Metformin), some inborn errors of metabolism, etc. It's not so much the effects of the lactic acid; symptoms are usually the result of the underlying problem, and dealing with that underlying problem is the primary goal. ...Read more

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Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

We dose to effect: We adjust the dose until it works. If we push to the point where we feel it's too high and the side effects are to much then we will stop to try another agent. Generally we push it until it has the desired effect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much oxygen for a baby?

What are the side effects of too much oxygen for a baby?

Depends on age: Excess oxygen delivered to the term infant or older child for long periods will irritate the lung tissue. In the short term it is well tolerated. In the womb, eyes form with lower oxygen amounts supplied by the placenta, if born premi, the higher o2 amounts needed to keep them alive can cause abnormal blood vessel growth in the retinas & vision pbs. Monitoring & treatment helps reduce pbs. ...Read more

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