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How much water should I drink to flush my system of barium?

How much water should I drink to flush my system of barium?

Probably not enough: Just water by itself is not likely to evacuate barium from the GI tract. You will probably need a mild laxative to help ensure its removal. ...Read more

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Barium (Definition)

Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more


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Can you flush out heroin in 24 hours by drinking a gallon of water? 

Can you flush out heroin in 24 hours by drinking a gallon of water? 

No: it will take longer and drinking that much water rapidly can cause the possibility of multiple electrolyte abnormalities that may be dangerous or even fatal. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your body to flush out the water you drink?

How long is it supposed to it take for your body to flush out the water you drink?

A few Hours: Our body will get rid of the water within a matter of 2 to 4 hours provided your kidneys, heart and liver are healthy and normally functioning. ...Read more

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Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

Does drinking a gallon of water a day flush out a uti?

No: Urine infection generally needs antibiotics. Bladder infection or cystitis may reslove spontaneously.Drinking water may alleviate some discomfort, not necessary to drink excess water. ...Read more

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After taking flagyl, will drinking lots of water flush drugs out of system?

WATER & DRUG ELIMIN.: Medications are removed from the body by the kidney or the liver. If a drug is water soluble, normally the kidney is responsible for its elimination. Drinking lots of water will hasten this process. This is not so much the case in drugs that are metabolized by the liver and are fat soluble. ...Read more

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Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?

Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?

NO: Detoxes, flushing, cleanses - whatever you want to call them - are of no proven value to human health, and may be hazardous to health as well. The body, including the GI tract, liver and kidneys, do a perfectly adequate job in getting rid of all the toxins we need to get rid of. Lots of people make lots of money off these detoxes etc., and you are doing yourself no favor by buying into it. ...Read more

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I am drinking alot of water due to constipation, but I am in more pain. Is it possible that I am flushing out my psin meds?

I am drinking alot of water due to constipation, but I am in more pain. Is it possible that I am flushing out my psin meds?

Constipation: The medications which you are taking for pain are likely contributing to your constipation. You should continue to hydrate with fluids as much as possible. You may also add a laxative and stool softener to help with your constipation. You should also see if it's possible to change the medication to non opioid based medication to control your pain, your doctor would be best to make this decision. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Abraham
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Flushing (Definition)

Flushing is a clinical finding in which blood rushes to an area of skin ...Read more