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Husband who's an alcoholic with mild cirrhosis and drinks half gallon a day, throws up every day. He says it's because he gets ''worked up'. Why?

Husband who's an alcoholic with mild cirrhosis and drinks half gallon a day, throws up every day. He says it's because he gets ''worked up'. Why?

Addiction : Studies show alcohol is s highly addictive substance people use to self treat stress, anxiety and depression. There are more healthy ways. Convince your husband that he deserves to better in life. It affects your life and all your family and friends as well. Convince him to try rehab if possible or at least see an MD for alternative stress reduction strategies. Consult me if I can help please. ...Read more

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Husband with mild cirrhosis has been drinking half gallon of vodka every day for two months. Says he feels fine. How can he feel fine?

Husband with mild cirrhosis has been drinking half gallon of vodka every day for two months. Says he feels fine. How can he feel fine?

He will die : There is no doubt in my mind, if he continues to drink, he will die. The fact that he already has cirrhosis means that any further alcohol exposure will only make it worse. If he stops now, the liver may be able to repair some damage. He may feel fine now, but I can guarantee you he won't feel fine for very long. If the scares you or him, then I've done my job. I'm serious. ...Read more

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Is drinking a gallon and half of water a day bad for you?

Is drinking a gallon and half of water a day bad for you?

Water: You should drink adequate water that is needed to quench your thirst. Drinking more than what you needed can certainly put your health in jeopardy including low sodium which potentially could cause seizure.

However, if you drinking that much water to quench your thirst on a daily basis, then you shoud get an evaluation, it can be a form of diabetes (mellitus or insipidus). ...Read more

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Is two gallons of water a day too much?

Is two gallons of water a day too much?

For most people!: For most, but not if you lose excess water through sensible and insensible water loss. This can occur in extreme heat, diarrhea, extrem exercise or physical work. But this is four times what is recommended for the average person! ...Read more

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Is a gallon of water a day good for you?

Is a gallon of water a day good for you?

Probably not: Unless you have a lot of water loss from exercise / heat exposure. If this is just one more cult health claim, ignore it. You may salt-deplete yourself. ...Read more

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Is drinking 1/2 gallon of milk a day ok?

Is drinking 1/2 gallon of milk a day ok?

Not in my opinion: There is no consensus on this & research studies show conflicting results, but 1/2 gallon seems excessive to me. I say more water/less milk!
I believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free & ideally organic milk. For the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk. Procon. Org/view. Answers. Php? Questionid=1317. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink a gallon of water a day?

Is it ok to drink a gallon of water a day?

No harm: A little time-consuming but no harm likely as long as your kidneys and heart are working fine. Not sure why you would want to do this however. Are you doing it because your body requires it (you are thirsty all the time?) If so then you might consider that you have diabetes or a rare condition called diabetes insipidus. However, if this is just your choice, then you will do no harm. ...Read more

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Help please! Is drinking a gallon of water a day bad?

Help please! Is drinking a gallon of water a day bad?

Probably OK: A gallon a day is probably more than what you need if you are not exercising vigorously or sweating a lot. However, if you are feeling well otherwise, there is no harm done. Be sure that you don't have any health conditions which may cause you to have excessive thirst (diabetes is just one example) and urination. ...Read more

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I have cravings for milk so I drink on average a gallon a day. What is this or what is wrong with me?

Cravings: Any cravings are bad and generally come from a neurotransmitter imbalance. Need to have your NT tested & treated. ...Read more

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I'm 280 lbs. So how much water should I consume each day? I drink a gallon a day but I believe it's too much. What is the adequate amount for my size?

I'm 280 lbs. So how much water should I consume each day? I drink a gallon a day but I believe it's too much. What is the adequate amount for my size?

Water is tolerated: Well and a wide range of input is able to be taken without problems. A gallon is about the old-wives-tale amount of "8 glasses a day". While there isn't a strong reason to drink that, it isn't harmful and many people do. It's a bit much. And 1 glass a day is a bit small. Thirst is an indicator of need to drink. Diabetes often increases the need for drinking water. ...Read more

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Heard that if one drinks a gallon of water a day thru out the day & their urines clear, it means the fat cells are being washed? Out of the body. True?

Heard that if one drinks a gallon of water a day thru out the day & their urines clear, it means the fat cells are being washed? Out of the body. True?

False: Fat cells, or fat by itself, does not get washed out of the body. Fat is fuel, which is vital to human survival, so the body is very good at holding fat. Our goal is to not eat nor drink excess calories, so not to create more fuel for storage. That said, a person who drinks a gallon of water a day INSTEAD of sweet liquids or calorie-containing liquids, helps her body use fat for fuel (burns fat). ...Read more

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Drinking 2 gallons of water per day bad?

Drinking 2 gallons of water per day bad?

yes: 2 gallons or 7 liters is excessive water intake in most cases. If you do not have kidney stones then this much water intake is not recommended. You can develop water toxicity, electrolyte problems, increased blood pressure etc. 2-3 l /day is adequate water intake for most individuals. ...Read more

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Why do I drink pretty much a gallon of whole milk a day?

Why do I drink pretty much a gallon of whole milk a day?

Polydypsia: The answer depends on why you are drinking so much milk! Is it possible that you enjoy drinking milk? Sometimes, excessive thirst can be caused by metabolic abnormalities such as excess sugar or electrolytes. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Drinking water is: Usually advisable. However, too much water, too quickly can be dangerous. Here's an article on this that I just pulled up for you: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/
2 gallons seems like a lot, but I am not sure of the exact amounts since I am not a medical doctor. In the Boston Marathon several years ago a young psychologist I knew, died ...Read more

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What could be the reason for craving milk? I've drank 1/2 a gallon in a day.

What could be the reason for craving milk?  I've drank 1/2 a gallon in a day.

Sugar: It is sugar and an addiction. Milk is very highly saturated with lactose.... The same thing as sugar. It is a lot of calories. This is most likely a sugar addiction. ...Read more

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Why do I always crave milk? It's been like this for as long as I can remember. I usually drink 1 to 2 gallons every day. It's like I need it.

Why do I always crave milk? It's been like this for as long as I can remember. I usually drink 1 to 2 gallons every day. It's like I need it.

Do not: It is hard to define the cause of a craving. Two gallon of milk s too much to drink each day. The calcium content can be problematic. Also, if it is "whole milk" the fat content would be too high. It would be wise to have an evaluation including lab tests of lipids and chemistry. ...Read more

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Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Milk intake: I wouldn't necessarily say that this would cause "calcium overdose" because the body can get rid of excess calcium, but if you need to gain weight, there are other, more well-balanced ways to do it, such as with protein powder supplements. Whole milk has a lot of fat, which can add calories, but not necessary in a healthy way. I would consult with your primary care doctor for suggestions. ...Read more

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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out an uti?

Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out an uti?

No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously. Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water. ...Read more

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If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

No!: If you have them checked every day and they stay normal (which they won't) then fine. Otherwise, this is an extremely silly and dangerous idea. Why on earth would you want to do this? People die from the electrolyte imbalances they get from, for example, trying to get around a drug screen by drinking this much water. If someone recommended this for any reason, they are very misguided. Don't! ...Read more

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I drink a gallon of soda a day and very little water. Is it ok to have orange ish urine and it burned.?

I drink a gallon of soda a day and very little water. Is it ok to have orange ish urine and it burned.?

Not OK!: Drinking a gallon of soda a day is not good for you. If it has sugar in it, it is fattening and bad for your teeth. Even without sugar, it isn't good for you because it has no nutritional value. Drink more water, milk, or real fruit juice in smaller amounts. If you don't feel better, see your doctor. Your urine should be checked for infection or other abnormal findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hyponatermia on 200mg spironolactone. I drink around 1.5 gallons and eat about 2,300mg sodium a day. What could I change to help?

Hyponatermia on 200mg spironolactone. I drink around 1.5 gallons and eat about 2,300mg sodium a day. What could I change to help?

Plan with doctor: You need to plan your regimen together with your doctor because hyponatremia — AND correcting it when not done right — can be serious. Possible approaches your doctor might take may include reducing your water intake, changing your spironolactone dose or salt intake, or both. But it really does need to be closely coordinated with your doctor — there’s no getting around it. ...Read more

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How much milk should I allow my 3 year old to drink In a day? How much is too much? Is there health risks if he drinks A gallon by himself in 2 days

How much milk should I allow my 3 year old to drink In a day? How much is too much?  Is there health risks if he drinks A gallon by himself in 2 days

NO more than 16 oz: Justin — see my answer to your other question. There can be severe nutritional deficiencies, especially severe anemia, with that amount of milk intake. 16 ounces of milk a day maximum and the rest of his fluid intake should be water only! No giving juices, Kool-Aid, smoothies — nothing but water! ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

Dark urine: Some reasons that can cause the urine to be darker are increased bilirubin in your body, or the presence of blood(hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria). And this can happen due to liver, kidney or muscle disease. Usually this is not normal if it has been happening for sometime, you should visit your physician for proper analysis ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high albumin levels even if you drink a gallon of water a day and are on a vegetarian diet?

Is it normal to have high albumin levels even if you drink a gallon of water a day and are on a vegetarian diet?

Unlikely: A serum albumin test measures the amount of protein in the clear liquid portion of your blood. Albumin is a protein made by the liver; the test is often used to evaluate liver function, nutritional status and other conditions. Under (not over) hydration would more likely affect albumin; vegetarian diets can/should be completely adequate and not usually associated with low albumin. Hope this helps ...Read more