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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had terrible diarrhea all night (ate way too much fibre). How can I rehydrate today? Replenish electrolytes? Is coconut water a good way to go?
Fluids: If the diarrhea is gone you can pretty much drink anything and your fluid losses will be replenished. The body is smart and separates the solutes (sodium, sugar, etc) from the water and conserves the water and utilizes the solutes as needed. Coconut water may actually induce diarrhea and i would avoid it in large quantities. If you still have diarrhea try pedialyte or gatorade. See md if fever. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you go without drinking water? As long as you drink sodas, and coffee etc. I never just drink water.
H2o is life: Dear WBarry, The majority of the human body consists of water. Soda and coffee does have water in it but it also has other elements that can be harmful to the body (i.e. corn syrup, sugar, caffeine) in high doses. Highly recommend to switch out soda for water, can be fruit infused or tea if you prefer the flavor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium(salt)? Doesnt salt dehydrate you?
Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or exercising for over one hour. Beverages like gatorade and powerade replenish those salt losses while also providing water for hydration and some carbohydrates for energy replacement as well. We don't endorse talking salt alone without the hydration. ...Read more
How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.
Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt Plain water is the best hydration liquid Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more
Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?
Yes BUT: You need to read the labels carefully. Some have few carbohydrates and others as many as over 40 grams of carbohydrate . The numbers of calories therefore vary quite a bit. Some are sweetened with stevia while other flavors of ths same brand might be flavored with a sugar alcohol. ...Read more
At least 64 oz/day: The standard is 64 ounces of fluids daily as a baseline. This doesn't included if you are exercising excessively or sweating during the warm months. During those times liquid intake should be increased 16 ounces. ...Read more
Water retention: Water retention means the body through the kidney and sometimes the intestine is reabsorbing water perhaps to excess. It will reabsorb water from whatever the water containing liquid is......If you drink beer its the water part that is reabsorbed for instance. If you were to drink the drug Furosemide in its solution form, the drug part would override the water and you'd lose water due to drug. ...Read more
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