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How Can I Replace Electrolytes Without Drinking Gatorade
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well. ...Read more
After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?
Depends on activity: If you exercise for less than one hour in relatively normal temps, then water is likely adequate. If you are a heavy sweater or exercise greater than one hour and/or in hot, humid environments, then electrolyte-containing beverages are encouraged during and after an event. ...Read more
I have IBS and I am a runner. I avoid sugars. Is there another drink other than Gatorade that can help replenish my electrolytes, but without sugar?
Is drinking 128 oz of fluid daily safe? I try to mix in Gatorade or electrolyte tabs to prevent Na/K depletion, but concerned about dilution of other things in blood. Must do this to address orthostatic intolerance and not faint.
Better question: If that's what you need to prevent orthostasis then, nothing will happen to you but a more interesting question to ask is WHY does a 29 year old have orthostasis if they drink any less than 128 oz. Of fluid daily? That is not a normal situation. Has that been investigated and discovered? If you'd like to chat about this 1-1 please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Can BC pills cause electrolyte imbalance? I went on BC, started feeling weird aches/tingles in my legs, started drinking Gatorade, now it's better.
No: Hi. That's a correlation, but no cause-and-effect relationship. ...Read more
I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal
Why would an adult need the use of Pedialyte? To replace electrolytes? Gatorade cheaper and just as valuable in most situations needing electrolytes?
How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.
As one who exercises regularly, is it good to drink "electrolyte" drinks to replenish one's electrolyte balance?
Tap water: Tap water is a good source of regular drinking water. Otherwise buy something like gatorade or if you are talking about someone for example who has diarrhea in the drugstore there are packets of electrolytes called oral rehydration packets that can be added to tap water that are made specifically for rehydration. Just follow the direction for mixing and for age groups. Pedialyte is best for kids. ...Read more
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
I feel as if I can't empty my bladder. I've been drinking a lot of electrolytes daily, should I be worried?
Bladder infection: This is a common sense when there is a UTI or bladder infection brewing. You may want to contact your family physician. ...Read more
I'm physically fit for my age but the miami area humidity is a challenge when I go for my 4 mile moderate stride walk. Ideas besides electrolyte drink?
Yes: It will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems. ...Read more
I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?
Dr. Pepper: As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together. ...Read more
Have diaharrea. Get vomit if I eat or drink. What to do can't even take electrolytes. Not eaten in 2 days?
Possibly goto ED: If your not able to tolerate any rehydration by mouth then you should proceed to the emergency department for IV fluids and lab work to see if you need further electrolyte replacement. ...Read more
How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?
Drink to thrist: It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read more
Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.
No: A person can lose electrolytes in the urine under normal circumstances which is minimal but when higher than normal, may be related to medication being used or medical condition of the person. Ordinary water intake will not wash away what is in the body. When adequately hydrated, levels of electrolytes may not be as high due to dilution ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy, I was wondering if while, I am taking the peg-3350 electrolytes soln. Can I also drink soup or liquid?
Colonoscopy: You should be able to drink clear soup or other liquids, but check with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I walk early in the day along the ocean in Florida but feel close to sun stroke most of the time. In excellent health. Electrolyte drink barely helps.
What's the question?: Hydrate more, stay out of the sun wear a hat and if you still feel this way, you may have another problem, ...Read more
Can you drink emergence-c while being diagnosed with c-diff? I need electrolytes. Or do you have any other suggestions? I am at the ER every other day
How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?
Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more
Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?
I have been getting headaches and difficulty thinking for a couple of years, but if I drink water with electrolytes, my headache goes away in minutes.
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