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How Much Should Pregnant Drink Water
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
How much can U drink: You should probably drink about twice as much as normal. You will dispense and use more fluids producing breast milk. I would suggest at least 64-80 oz. Make sure you are eating well too. Good luck and congratulations of accepting the challenge of providing the best nutrition for your child. ...Read more
64 oz of H20 or more: On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz). If you're working out and sweating or it is hot enough to cause you to sweat you should increase your water consumption accordingly. In addition, if you drink significant amounts of caffeine you should increase water intake secondary to caffeine's diuretic effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get hydrated once you drink enough water? And how much water should one drink if dehydrated?
A few minutes: Water alone is not the best way to hydrate when dehydrated. A sports drink is actually better as the sugar and electrolytes in it promote hydration at the cellular level. If one is participating in sports such as running or cycling, its best to consume a high quality sports drink such can be found at hammer nutrition, but gatorade works fine. In terms of how much to drink, your body can usually regulate water intake very well. A general guideline is to consume about 500ml of a sports drink for 1 hour of cycling for example. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on your weight , how much salt you consume and medications you are taking. ...Read more
WATER INTAKE: 8 oz 6-8 times /day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lifestyle changes: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Water intoxication: This is a rare phenomena and can occur during excessive loss of fluids from vigorous exercise and then drinking large amounts of water without electrolyte replacement. It can also be a psychological problem called "pathological water drinker." the main point here is that electrolytes, esp. Sodium need to stay in balance. Excessive drinking of water over a longer period of time might cause this. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Unfortunately this question is way out of bounds for a medical site. There would be nothing here for us to tell you other then you should drink in moderation. I do not know your medical history or if you are on any medications; I do not know if you have a likelihood to become addicted. Medicine would never give you a prescription for alcohol. ...Read more
Salt: Enough water intake to drop your serum sodium acutely to 120 or less should do the trick. By the way, this kind of "intoxication" isn't fun. It could be deadly. ...Read more
Yes: Over hydration can be very detrimental to your health. This can result in low blood sodium content leading to seizures, brain damage, behavioral problems, coma, death. Happens more commonly in people with kidney ; heart disease. A normal healthy person would have to drink > 2 gallons water per day to become over hydrated. Yor consumption is far less than that. Drink 8-10 8oz glasses/day ; add as n. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consistent: Whatever your normal fluid intake is during the beginning of treatment, when your doctor is checking lithium levels, is what you should continue once your dose has stabilized. Your doctor should explain to you all the things that can affect your lithium levels (dehydration, over-hydration, certain drugs, etc.). The important thing is to avoid extremes. Talk to your doc for specifics. ...Read more
Every one...: Should try and consume 2 quarts of water per day. Taking biotin does not change this in either direction. ...Read more
Wishful thinking: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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