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How Much Water A Day For High Bp
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?
No, if kidney's okay: With normal kidneys and heart much water will be handled okay and will help with weight loss and preventing stone disease. Be cautious of edema which means need to slow down drinking. So, the infamous 8-10 cups a day are easily handled as long as you have no edema, heart disease, or kidney disease. ...Read more
Saturated fats: Intake of cholesterol does not necessarily determine blood cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels depend on intake of cholesterol, saturated fats and endogenous synthesis. Generally it is not a good idea to eat more cholesterol than is present in one egg, i.e. About 250 mg. ...Read more
Depends: For maintences half oz per pound is generally recommended. So a 150 lb person should drink 75 oz. ...Read more
How much water is too much to drink for a 150 lb sedentary female in a hot climate? Is 3L a day okay?
Water: Lack of water can lead to dehydration. Every day you lose water through breathing, perspiration, urination and bowel movements. You must replenish this loss each day. For a woman 2.2 liters or 8-9 cups of water per day is adequate in a temperate climate. In a hot climate you might need to drink 3 or more liters per day. Trust your thirst to guide you. Too much water can be dangerous also. ...Read more
Just an FYI....: To be uber precise, maintenance hydration for a non-infant child, and adults with a reasonable lean body mass is 1500 mls/m2/day (m2 is short for meters squared of body surface area). You can determine bsa by multiplying height in centimeters by weight in kilograms, dividing by 3600 and then taking the square root of that result. The average adult male is about 1.73 m2. That is abou 2.5 liters/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking 7-8 cans of soda a day too much sugar and caffeine for one day (in general)? What can happen if it is too much?
How much exercise is too much for a 15 year old girl? Is burning off 1000 calories a day too much?
Protein Drinks: One drink per day with no more than 15 to 20 grams of protein is sufficient along with your regular meals. Excess protein can be a problem so no particular need to digest excess protein. If you have confusion going forward consult a nutritionist. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?
It is not necessary: Excess of water can create new problems, so i would advise you to drink normal amounts as dictated by thirst. In general a glass of water with each meal and once or twice between meals is adequate. If you have high protein and bun, you need to find the cause as these issues are of a serious nature, requiring a proper diagnosis. It could be kidneys damaged due to high proteins which is treatable. ...Read more
How much water is to much?I have been to ER a lot in my life for dehydration so i drink as much as i can.About 6-8 cups of 8-10 oz a day.
Normal: If you are or are close to average height and weight, that is about a normal amount of water to consume daily. If dehydration is an issue, you may have a salt-wasting condition. You should add other liquids to your daily intake, and discuss with your dr for testing of your urine electrolytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water intake: Not really safe. You need roughly 64 ounces of fluid a day. 2 gallons of water is 256 ounces of fluid, not only that, it is free water rather than balanced electrolytes. The net effect will be that you will eventually become hyponatremic and that can cause you all sorts of problems. You could probably do a gallon and still be okay. 2 is pushing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 26. I constantly swell all over. No high bp, keep my sodium under 1500mg/ day, 8 cups of water/ day. What causes this?
More info needed: You should see your doctor for a full evaluation. The most worrisome, yet uncommon, causes of swelling could be kidney or heart disease. More common, and less concerning, could be 1) unknown sources of sodium (you may be surprised if you read all the labels of food) or 2) peri-menstrual bloating. More urgent evaluation is needed if short of breath, scant urine, weak, dizzy, chest pain. ...Read more
I am 5'7", 165 lbs hve high bp. Hw much should i weigh & how much water should i drink daily. Take 25 mg chlorthalidone daily?
About 145-150 lb: Your weight should be in the above range. Drink at least 1 liter of water a day or more. ...Read more
Dizzy while taking hot shower? I have high bp now on meds. How water affects bp? Is this dangerous for me?
Dizzy in shower: Your BP may be lowering in the warmth of the shower. Please consult your doctor. He/she may adjust your medication. Please don't do that by yourself. Peace and good health. ...Read more
0.48 mmol/l urate level, high BP level, taking 10/10 mg.Perindropil&amlodipine medicine.Is it good to take lemon with warm water to lower uric acid?
Yes: Uric acid is a byproduct of protein consumption, an excess of which can cause gout or kidney stones. Though excess uric acid (hyperuricemia) associated with frequent episodes of gout or kidney stones may require prescription drugs for control, appropriate changes in one's diet is often all that is needed: good hydration, reducing purine intake (red meats), and neutralizing uric acid (lemon water). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?
Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more
My dad is having severe pain and bloating in his stomach&has had a double hernia for awhile and has high bp.Was put on water pills. Is this dangerous?
Watch for dehydratio: Basically, if stomach pain and bloating are preventing him from eating and/or drinking, the main concern would be dehydration, depending on the strength and type of water pills. Keeping his BP well controlled is very important as his age (64), gender (male), and risk factor (high bp), place him at risk of heart disease. Hernia pain could mask or mimic a heart attack. Go to er if any question. ...Read more
5ft 23yr old female. My weight is around 248 bmi is around 49. High BP & HR, PCOS, no menstraul cycle in 4-5m, retain water, heart burn & stomach aches almost daily. Best advice?
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who have to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... Thus, it averages out over time, so that they are eating FEWER calories overall, than they use up each day. ...Read more
Why doesn't my Lasix work? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should. I have hypertension, hypertensive cardiovasc
Consult kidney doc: Lasix (furosemide) should be dosed atleast twice a day for maximum effect. Salt intake should be restricted. Higher doses are needed if you have kidney problem or low albumin in the blood.Most important, talk to your doctor to figure out why your legs are swollen.It can be due to poor circulation which may not respond to Lasix (furosemide). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 85 year old nana just got put on dialysis. Due to hypertension. Why does she retain so much water afterwards? Is there anything we can do?
Sodium: Tell the nephrologist that nana is retaining water, he may ask that she have a fluid restriction, ask him or her if nana is getting too much sodium at dialysis, this could make her thirsty and drink a lot. Make sure that she follows the sodium restriction recommended by her doctor. If nana is still making urine a water pill may be helpful in preventing fluid accumulation. ...Read more
My husband 34y is taking medicine for hypertension comes with water bills, noticed his pulse between 60-70 & he is loosing weight. Is there smt wrong?
How to get rid of water weight in stomach area? I'm trying to keep salt low bc of pre hypertension? Any foods that can help? Thanks so much dr!
Developed hypertension;water retention, lymphedema;& shortness of breath when not lying down. My x-ray, ecco, heart mr, lungs are ok. What’s wrong??
Edema: Shortness of breath despite normal echocardiogram,ekg,lung exam calls for a treadmill stress test and,if negative,pulmonary function studies. Medications like amlodipine, corticosteroids,antiinflammatories like Advil or Aleve can cause ankle edema. Taking a diuretic reverses fluid retention and lowers blood pressure. Potassium must then be monitored though. A cardiologist is best to advise you. ...Read more
21yr old no diabetes or hypertension having frothy urine for 3yrs. No other symptoms.i drink 6.5l waters a day .What are the chances i have CKD??
Stop worry for now..: Seeing frothy urine may suggest high protein or / & sugar in urine but not confirmative; so do not worry. But for life reality, be checked with history, urinalysis, and blood testing creatinine so to assure where your renal function stands at present, and repeat them in 6-12 months and in 24 months. If stable, you are fine. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine .1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?
I've been presrcibed Lisinopril 20mg a day for high BP. I am addicted to smoking meth. What are the side effects of this combination?
Stop meth now: Let’s not worry about drug drug interactions with Meth, it can destroy your brain without any med med interaction. Meth may be the reason for your high BP ...Read more
My uncle has high BP how much alcohol should he consume per day as he is currently consuming 180 ml from 20 years his age is 46yrs weight is 82kg
One or two: One or two drinks a day according to the usual measure ie a shot, or a glass of wine or a can of beer -- 180 cc seems a lot, and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
A 19 y/o student has a high BP of 145/100 and when check again next day it is normal 110/70.Why is it high on the first day?
Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more
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