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Doctor insights on: How Much Copper Is In Drinking Water

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What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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How much drinking water help you lose weight?

How much drinking water help you lose weight?

2 quarts...: Drinking cold water (8 oz) perfore you eat can help lose weight, particularly if you drink another glass with food. Fills you up. No calories. An important part of a diet to lose weight! ...Read more

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Will drinking water help me lose weight and how much should I drank?

Will drinking water help me lose weight and how much should I drank?

See below: Amount varies between 3 liters for males and 2 for females daily. An easier way to remember is 8x8 = eight - eight ounce glasses of water a day. This is a simple and often effective component of weight loss. ...Read more

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How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

Hunger vs thirst: Drinking more water may help you realize that you are more thirsty than hungry which would cause you to eat less. It may also fill you up so you don't want to eat as much. Just be careful not to overdo it and deplete your electrolytes which would make you feel fatigued and faint. Also being well hydrated reduces wrinkles associated with dehydration. ...Read more

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Is not drinking water for a day or two really not good? What are its side effects? Both inside and out. Thank you very much :)

Is not drinking water for a day or two really not good? What are its side effects? Both inside and out. Thank you very much :)

Not good.: Body needs water to carry out basic physiologic processes and excrete waste. Kidneys must excrete about 1 liters per day in the average human. If you do not replace this ( and a little extra) you will become progressively dehydrated developing constipation, cotton mouth, headache and disorientation. If this is prolonged you will develop irreversible kidney failure. ...Read more

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I keep having severe hunger pains, but i'm not hungry! has lasted 36 hours. Could it be too much acidity?. I've been drinking water all day.

I keep having severe hunger pains, but i'm not hungry! has lasted 36 hours. Could it be too much acidity?. I've been drinking water all day.

Hunger pains: Stomach pains when you are not hungry suggests gastritis - and if you are taking Ibuprofen that can cause gastritis. A course of liquid antacids or h2 blockers (ranitidine) or ppi (omeprazole) can help. (and avoid the ibuprofen.). ...Read more

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How much contribution of drinking water to health problems?

Significantly: Contaminated sources of drinking water can adverse affect your health. Bacteria, protozoans, microorganisms, such as vibrio cholera, coliform bacteria species (e.g., enterococcus, e. Coli), amoebiasis are common causes of mortalities and morbidities worldwide in addition to heavy metals organophosphate pesticides, and industrial pollutants, such as mercury, arsenic, aromatic benzenes. ...Read more

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I've hardly drank much water over the last couple years. How long does it take for the body to recoup after you start drinking water again?

I've hardly drank much water over the last couple years. How long does it take for the body to recoup after you start drinking water again?

Not long: Assuming you haven't damaged your kidneys (which would be unlikely at your age), there should be no lingering damage from not drinking enough water. But drinking water is a very healthy dietary habit. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Can drinking water (too much) before exericising help lose weight?

Can drinking water (too much) before exericising  help lose weight?

No: Drinking plenty of water is good for you overall but drinking a lot before a workout will give no added benefits besides interrupting your work out to use the bathroom. Drink 6-8 glass of water throughout the day, not at one time. ...Read more

Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more