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Gatorade With Gout
Is fruit salt that makes a sparkling drink in water a good light preventive treatment for gout or elevated uric acid?
Could a runner running in the heat who was drinking a sport drink with only potassium chloride and carbohydrates (no sodium at all) get hyponatremia?
Yes. : Any drink that doesn't taste like the ocean is mostly water, regardless of whether it contains sodium or not. Long distance runners can be susceptible to hyponatremia, and risk factors include long distances (marathons, ultra-marathons), women, low body weight, inadequate training, and water loading before and during the race, especially if more weight is gained by water than lost by sweat. ...Read more
OK in moderation: Some fruits w/ high fructose content may cause flares in sensitive patients, this is not common, suggest limiting amount of prunes you are going to consume. Among foods that are an uncommon cause of gout flares, it is helpful to consume these in moderation rather than completely avoiding the food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, calcium is a hea: No, calcium is a health decision. Pseudogout is associated with increased deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition in your cartilage, soft tissues, etc. If your body need calcium and you are not ingesting enough, your body will take it from your bones. Calcium suppleemts is not known to provoke pseudogout. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Will eating more fruits & drinking cranberry juice help with a kidney infection? Along with antibiotics of course (amox-clav)
Here are some...: If you need to take on the available advice to care for your recurrent UTI, it is uncertain. In reality, not all females with voiding symptoms result from UTI, and if yes, most of UTI in sexually active age come within 24-48 hours after intercourse. Besides, it is a necessity to make sure of no correctable underlying cause missed. So, seek comprehensive evaluation & counseling so to derive right. ...Read more
Will drinking a half a teaspoon of baking soda with water help with kidney infection, UTI or other health problems?
Myths: Nope. Not in any way. The only thing here helpful is the gatorade to help you hydrate. But, none of this will, in any way, shorten or treat the illness. ...Read more
Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?
Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers