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How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

1 1/2 to 2 quarts: You should drink one and one-half to two quarts of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can simvastatin affect your liver? i keep retaining fluids and im not eating much so its not the foods. should i ask my doctor to put me on something

Can simvastatin affect your liver? i keep retaining fluids and im not eating much so its not the foods. should i ask my doctor to put me on something

Not the cause: While simvastatin causes liver damage extremely rarely (about 1 in 100,000 for serious damage), it's not the likely cause of fluid retention. Issues with your kidneys, previous knee and hip surgeries, malnutrition, hormonal influences, and venous insufficiency are all more likely causes. ...Read more

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I was told that i can drink cranberry juice without sugar to clean out my kidney if so how much?

I was told that i can drink cranberry juice without sugar to clean out my kidney if so how much?

No need to use.: Water does the same thing. Cranberry juice doesn't clean out your kidney any better than any other juice. There is still some banter and common use of cranberry juice for preventing or treating uti, but evidence for this is weak. As best i can see there is no benefit to juicing and there is certainly no need to use kidney cleaner. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day i want this out!

How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day i want this out!

2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking daily, for my weight, to improve my skin?

How much water should I be drinking daily, for my weight, to improve my skin?

Daily water intake: I would suggest that you drink half of your weight in ounces per day. So if you weigh 140 pounds, then you would need to drink 70 ounces of water per day. If you exercise you will need to drink additional water. ...Read more

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I'm 359 pounds I need to know how long will it stay on me. And if I was to stop smoking would it go down more and drink tea and water lots.

I'm 359 pounds I need to know how long will it stay on me. And if I was to stop smoking would it go down more and drink tea and water lots.

359 lbs: indicates the need for you to be supervised by your doctor for weight management. It is dangerous to do this w/out a doctor's support. By all means stop smoking. This will lower your risk of medical conditions and give you a feeling of empowerment, which will help w/the weight management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?

I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?

Too much water: can create a chemical imbalance thus producing psychological and physical symptoms. Please see your doctor to determine the cause of your water consumption. You may have an underlying physical or psychological problem. Congrats on asking this question and keep on going. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Besides keeping glucose under control, what  to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Kidney health : Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two major causes of kidney failure - by far. So keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control will go a long way to protecting your kidneys! watching salt intake can help control blood pressure. Exercise helps with both blood sugar and blood pressure control. Kidney patients on dialysis may be restricted as to their fluid intake. Good luck. Lgromko. ...Read more

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I do not have any liver disease, am drinking plenty of water and exercising. How fast would my liver regenerate to a normal healthy one?

I do not have any liver disease, am drinking plenty of water and exercising. How fast would my liver regenerate to a normal healthy one?

Depends: Are your planning to donate part of your liver for transplant? Liver in healthy per son can regenerate in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Why all doctors say that if weightlifting and have protein diet shoud I dring plenty of water and how much is plenty? Is it about dehydration or more?

Why all doctors say that if weightlifting and have protein diet shoud I dring plenty of water and how much is plenty? Is it about dehydration or more?

Rhabdomyolysis: Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which the muscles break down into a pigment that can get deposited in the kidneys and can cause kidney damage even kidney failure. That is why is it is recommended that people who do strenuous exercise regimen such as weight lifting drink enough water(say ~ 1 liter/day) to keep the kidneys perfused to prevent themselves from getting this complication. ...Read more

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What should I do to keep a healthy heart and kidneys?

What should I do to keep a healthy heart and kidneys?

Cholesterol and BP: If someone keeps a healthy weight with a bmi under 25, has a normal cholesterol (udder 200) and blood pressure (under 120/80), does not smoke or have diabetes, then the chances of heart and kidney disease are lowest. Regular daily exercise will help prevent high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read more

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Hi, i'd like to know how much protein/fat/carbs I have to eat each day to slowly and healthy loose weight and to not have sagging skin. 36kg to go :)?

Hi, i'd like to know how much protein/fat/carbs I have to eat each day to slowly and healthy loose weight and to not have sagging skin. 36kg to go :)?

Slow: If you decrease your caloric balance (calories in - calories out) you will lose weight. Firming your muscles is achieved through exercise. Skin tightening is not improved with weight loss, it can actually be worsened. Skin tightening is better addressed through surgery or laser treatments. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if i'm retaining water.

What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if i'm retaining water.

See below: There is not a good solution to this prolem, probably related to hormonal changes during the cycle. Avoid salt and carbohydrates as you are doing, use of diuretics leads to unacceptable problems like electrolyte deficiences and worsening of the problem.Use of ace inhibitors and Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) should be restricted and used in severe cases, and you should contact a physician. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking while on invokana.

How much water should I be drinking while on invokana.

Invokana: Invokana (canaglifozin) is one of a new class of diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors. It makes you pee out your sugar thus increasing risk for dehydration. So drink enough to avoid dehydration, typically such that your urine is pale & clear. Check out http://www.drugs.com/invokana.html & http://www.invokana.com/ for more info. ...Read more

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Hi doc I have a problem with fluids and i can't stop drinking water because i get so thirsty i drink 10ltrs a day is there any way i can get fluids mybody more quicker at the moment im taking lasix (furosemide)?

Hi doc I have a problem with fluids and i can't stop drinking water because i get so thirsty i drink 10ltrs a day is there any way i can get fluids mybody more quicker at the moment im taking lasix (furosemide)?

Needs evaluation: Nephrologists are "fluid experts" specializing in areas you mentioned. Diuretics often cause thirst, but rarely to this degree. Could be another underlying cause, and needs expert evaluation to rule out other disorders associated with excessive fluid intake and thirst. Answer may be simple, but often more complex than stopping diuretic. ...Read more

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Dear dr i don't like to drink to much water and i prefer juices i know that juice can contain sugar and it is not healthy so how can I change this.

Dear dr i don't like to drink to much water and i prefer juices i know that juice can contain sugar and it is not healthy so how can I change this.

Drinking water: I have found that having extremely cold water is easier to drink. There are also a lot of flavor additives now that you can add to the water. I would recommend you start by drinking the water with a flavor and over a months time slowly decrease the amount of flavoring until you have none. Everything is easier to drink through a straw! good luck. ...Read more

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How much suger intake should I have daily to stay healthy?

How much suger intake should I have daily to stay healthy?

Limit sugar: Complex carbohydrates are ok just don't over do it. I'd avoid foods made from corn syrup and processed sugar. Glucose (not sucrose) is needed for normal brain function but it can be derived from conversion of other sources. (gluconeogenesis). ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics that causing diarrhea am i absorbing calories eating if not about how much can I be loosing and how can I get the calories back?

I'm on antibiotics that causing diarrhea am i absorbing calories eating if not about how much can I be loosing and how can I get the calories back?

Discuss with doctor: First, this could well be a reaction to the antibiotic, and it needs to be changed. Why are u on the antibiotic in the first place? In addition, there is a condition of a bacteria that multiplies as a result of antibiotics, clostridium difficile, and this has to be ruled out as a source of the problem. ...Read more

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How many calories should I eat daily and how much of it should be fat?

How many calories should I eat daily and how much of it should be fat?

Fat %: The american heart association recommends that less than 25 to 35% of your daily calories come from fat. Saturated fats should be. ...Read more