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How Much Water Should You Drink If You Have Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Well I don't know: But i would say not to drink more than one or two a day i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one. I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist. ...Read more
Fluid intake: If you are asking about drinking water, juice, etc. When you think you have renal failure the short answer is "yes with moderation. If you are talking about alcohol, i would not recommend it, but i would strongly suggests you discuss this with your doctor. The first priority here is deciding if you do or do not have renal disease and if so what type, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Upto 2 drinks a day for men, and one for women are considered ok, but this might not apply to everyone. This amount might not be safe in more advanced ckd. And this is for store liquor; moonshine on the other hand has lead and is notorious for causing kidney disease (lead nephropathy). ...Read more
How much water do you need to drink if you are on lithium carb? And is it possible to drink too much?
Moderation: First & foremost, you and your prescriber should discuss fluid management and diet at length. It's important to stay hydrated, eat a normal amount of salt in your diet, and avoid overheating and dehydration. You should also have regular lab tests while taking lithium. Lithium is unusual compared to most medications because it is processed by the kidneys, which control our fluid balance. ...Read more
Do you have to drink water with haylanuric acid? Will it dehydrate you if you don't like creatine supplements?
Will worsen situatio: Alcohol is usually one of the major contributors to liver damage. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious symptom of liver failure and needs to be treated very seriously. Continuing to consume alcohol or other liver-toxic substances will worsen the situation and ultimately lead to decompensated liver failure and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type i diabetes. ...Read more
Water Restriction: That is a hard question to answer. If you have the kind of renal failure where you kidneys make a whole bunch of urine then you should at least drink the same volume of water every day that you are losing plus some. If your kidneys are not making very much urine, or no urine at all, you should be water restricted. This is a question that can only be answered accurately by your kidney doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Holter monitor: A holter monitor is worn continuously for 24-48 hours to determine if there are any abnormal heart rhythms present. There is no pre placement preparation needed other than taking a shower or bath before placement as you should not take it off for that time period. Do your daily activities as you normally do while wearing it so an accurate reading of your heart rhythm issues can be obtained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to pump well against the htn. Eventually this results in retention of fluids in the lungs and lower extremities and the patient then because short of breath and unable to walk. The take home message is treat htn! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more
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