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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more


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Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount replenished will be different than Gatorade. Some athletes use coconut water, but, to get the proper ratio of electrolytes you need to add sodium (i.e. table salt). It may be easier to stick with the low sugar versions of Gatorade. ...Read more

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Does sodium bicarbonate kill intestinal parasites?

Does sodium bicarbonate kill intestinal parasites?

No : If you have intestinal parasites you will need a proper diagnosis and the appropriate anti-helminthic (treats worms) or anti parasitic prescribed for you. You need to know exactly what you have. I can't think of anything that is killed by baking soda. You need an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?

Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Not necessarily: The fiber itself wouldn't but if the product you are using has dyes added into it those might. ...Read more

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Kidney labs normal. Dark yellow urine. Turbid. Keytones trace. Proteins 1+. Bacteria few. Amorphous sediment many. Rest of urine is normal, explain?

Kidney labs normal. Dark yellow urine.  Turbid. Keytones trace. Proteins 1+. Bacteria few.  Amorphous sediment many. Rest of urine is normal, explain?

Proteinuria: repeat this exam. It can be suggestive of kidney issues, dehydration or systemic illness. I would also suggest a urine culture to rule out infectionj ...Read more

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Yellow stool after suspected food poisioning followed by bland diet. Normal?

Yellow stool after suspected food poisioning followed by bland diet. Normal?

Normal: Most likely a reflection of the bland diet and fluids. If bowel movements are persitantly light colored after a few days, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more

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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

Have pain in kidneys more after drink water.   Trace of blood in urine.   Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine.  Drink lots of water?

? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...Read more

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Can orange juice replenish potassium lost from excessive diarrhea due to a virus?

Can orange juice replenish potassium lost from excessive diarrhea due to a virus?

OJ and potassium: Orange juice (oj) is an excellent source of potassium (k). Drinking just one 8-ounce glass of orange juice every day adds 474 mg of potassium to your diet. If you have diarrhea, you not only lose k you also lose magnesium (m) as well. K levels will not increase if a person has a low m level. If your diarrhea is severe. Perhaps you should get your blood taken to see what your k and m levels are. ...Read more

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I'm having diarrhea, black stool w/ milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Why is that?

I'm having diarrhea, black stool w/ milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Why is that?

Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide): Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can cause diarrhea as a side effect. I was unable to find black stool listed as a side effect of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Did you take any iron or pepto bismal? Black, tarry, foul smelling stool could be melena (gi bleed). Please get seen promptly for signs of melena. Advise your dr regardless. ...Read more

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