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How Much Can A Teen Lose On A Water Fast
Very little if 1 day: A normal healthy teen girl is ok to try fasting for a day, for religious or other social reasons, if she is willing to break the fast if she gets weak or dizzy. Since she is drinking, she will not lose weight in just one day. Fasting as a dieting technique doesn't work because the 1-2 pounds a day that person loses will be regained after the fasting ends and the eating resumes. ...Read more
I'm fourteen and really want to try a 21 day water fast. Is it okay for a teen to do so? For spiritual (and weight) reasons
Not a good idea: Are you going to be drinking a different fluid? You need to keep yourself hydrated and keep fluids going through your kidneys so they do not shut down ...Read more
Im a teen who plays sports, i don't drink much water at all and I've had sharp stomach pain and green feces? Is this water related? It only happened to me one day but im just curious? They were really sharp stomach pains though but they went away after i
Good : Good news! the only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet or viral illness. If you have a persistent change in your stool habits, you should contact your physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern. Your symptoms are unlikely related to your water intake during exercise. ...Read more
Reasons for acute(few days) blood and small blood clot in boy(teen) urine, is it due to least water drinking or vigorous masterbration /something else ?
Check : Check her temperature if possible and see if she has a fever. Ask her if she has had vomiting and diarrhea, and when she last ate. Call her doctor to see if she can be seen immediately, but if her symptoms continue, are severe, if she has fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or any rash, she must go to the er. ...Read more
Can a teen get hep B, C, D, E, or G from inserting his hand in a public toilet. Do these survive in water. Not sure if he washed hands. ?
As Usual All Depends: How much water intake, how much water output, how hot, how cold, internal function & brain controls of heart, liver, kidneys, sweating, fear, relaxation and the list goes on. Do not dumb things down, never works. Instead pick, measure & track strategy, whatever it is & avoid all the dominant & widely marketed nonsense. Weight daily, after arising, nothing on, on scale to 0.1 lb accuracy, log/track. ...Read more
Salt restriction: Water retention is actually usually caused by sodium retention. That easiest way to reduce water retention is to reduce the amount of sodium intake. The recommended amount of sodium on a low sodium diet is 2000 mg per day. Most food items will have the sodium in milligrams label on them. ...Read more
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