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During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?
Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?
My sodium is a little low 135mmol/L, can that be caused by too much water intake and poor urine output? creatinine and BUN ok. Thanks
? low: This is in the normal range for an adult.I wouldn't consider it low. Levels of 130-134 would be slightly low, 125-130 worrisome and ...Read more
Which is more probable that my iron deifciency is making me retain 10 kg of water or food allergies are making me retain the water ?
Salt: How about hidden sources of salt such as soy sauce and eating out where everything is salted. I would say that salt is more likely to make you retain water than iron deficiency or food allergies. Calculate how much salt you take in a day if possible and see if you take under 2 grams a day. Try substituting with salt free options. ...Read more
No: Fluid & electrolyte balance in the peri-operative time period is highly variable. It depends on a person's medical conditions before surgery such as heart failure or kidney disease. It depends on medications used before surgery. It depends if the surgery was long, complicated, emergency, or due to sepsis. Fluid retention & electrolyte imbalance early after major surgery is common & correctable. ...Read more
Why would an adult need the use of Pedialyte? To replace electrolytes? Gatorade cheaper and just as valuable in most situations needing electrolytes?
Autonomic dysfunction and POTS.Why is it no amount of salt/water/Gatorade helps me??Only iv fluids.How can I avoid needing iv fluids.I drink so much.
Can drinking "smart water" or water with electrolyes that is carbonated before a full blood lipid panel/blood work alter results?
No: There is no such thing as "smart water". It is just a scam to separate the not so smart people from their money. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
One: You don't need more in a given day. ...Read more
My serum phosphate is usually very low (though sometimes back to low normal). Can this be because of too much fluid intake? My diet lack no phosphate
Several causes: Chronic low phosphorus usually is the result of decreased reabsorption of phosphorus from kidneys. Causes include the following: Hyperparathyroidism Other hormonal disturbances, such as Cushing syndrome and hypothyroidism Electrolyte disorders, such as low magnesium, low potassium Long-term diuretic use. Check with your physician and ask to look for causes ...Read more
Can being anorexic (16 and 66 pounds) and eating only 200 calories a day with lots of water be fatal?
Manutrition -> Death: Anorexia nervosa = one of most serious mental health disorders. Restricting food leads 2malnutrition: the body doesn't get what it needs & stops functioning. 1 in 10 ppl w/ anorexia die from complications, heart organ failure, etc. U r eating fewer calories/day than in a bagel. If u keep this up u may not be able 2reverse damage. Recovery can be tough but you can start here http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking/cooking only with distilled water harmful? Increased acidec levels of liquids and depletes needed minerals in food making it toxic?
No: Drinking/cooking with distilled water is unlikely to cause any problems. ...Read more
I have struggled with water retention inns recent trip to Europe and today with our hot weather. I get it in my feet and ankles. I don't eat high amounts of sodium. Is there a natural way to manage water retention that seems to be creeping up on me at 50.
Is 2000ml of normal saline too much fluid over 8 hrs? And when u flush the line with heparin is that going into my system?
Are there any conditions that make you beef better with low blood sugar on 60s and feel worst in 90s??
Not likely: Blood sugar below 60 is abnormal and could cause symptoms of lightheadedness,weakness,sweats,some confusion. Blood sugars in the 90's to low 100's don't usually cause symptoms in nondiabetics but in diabetics with very high sugar levels, a precipitous drop to 90's could bring on symptoms of sweats,weakness,etc. ...Read more
Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?
Yes and no: It's important for everybody, including people with chf, to avoid bad fats (animal fats, trans-fats), refined sugar, and simple carbs. A balanced diet includes mono and poly-unsaturated fats, complex carbs and starches and protein, all in moderation. Folks with CHF should avoid salt which promotes fluid retention and htn, and should aim for normal body weight. ...Read more
Is crystal light lemonade a diuretic and or can it be used in water to maintain normal hydration?
Crystal Light: Crystal light isn't a diuretic. It's free of caffeine and sugar, but has plenty of the artificial sweetener aspartame. This has been linked to neurological symptoms such as headaches and more. This powder is also highly processed, containing other chemicals too. http://tinyurl.com/mhgbh63. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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