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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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Can drinking too much h2o flush out nutrients from a person body. Ate dinner. Drink water. Feel like haven't eaten all day?

No: All things in the body are governed by a not too much and not too little so you can drink too much water, although the limits are very broad. ...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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I've been drinking a lot of water to flush out the biotin I've been taking. Still have breakouts. Could I have help? Thanks

I've been drinking a lot of water to flush out the biotin I've been taking. Still have breakouts. Could I have help? Thanks

Pimples: ..are not an "official" side effect of taking Biotin, but I found several anecdotal reports. I don't think the mechanism is understood. There is nothing you can do except to continue drinking water and avoid taking the supplements. Emphasize getting your B vitamins from food; biotin/"Vitamin H" or "Vitamin B7" can be found in whole grain bread/cereals, dairy products, peanuts, salmon, chicken. ...Read more

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Any good suggestions on quitting dipping? I do not want to replace with food and I've tried drinking lots of water to flush my system.... help please.

2 resources below: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/SmokelessTobacco/SmokelessTobaccoAGuideforQuitting.htm and from a private group: http://www.killthecan.org/ ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink too much water in a day? And can drinking too much water in a day flush out the vitamins you took that day?

Over hydration: It is possible to drink too much water to the point of being dangerous to your health. The easiest way to avoid that is to monitor your urine. As long as it is a pale yellow you are likely drinking the right amount. If your urine looks clear you are probably drinking to much - the dander there is that you won't have enough electrolytes in your body (salts and minerals). You won't wash vitamins out ...Read more

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Seeing UTI symptoms, if i start drinking lots of water can that flush it out?

UTI: A UTI should be treated by a doctor with antibiotics. Although fluids my be helpful, the cure is obtained by seeing your doctor and getting antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I flush out a urinary infection by drinking a lot of water?

Can I flush out a urinary infection by drinking a lot of water?

Not quite: Certainly, you can help with the supportive treatment , but you must take appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I cure cystitis by drinking lots of water so I pee more and flush it out?

Can I cure cystitis by drinking lots of water so I pee more and flush it out?

Antibiotics better: Cystitis can sometimes be cured by drinking lots of water and urinating frequently, but may take a long time + could become chronic cystitis. Antibiotics are usually rapidly effective, often with a single dose, 3 day or 7 day courses of Nitrofurantoin (macodantin), trimethoprim-sulfa (bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin). All should be inexpensive and safe provided you aren't allergic. ...Read more

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I keep getting fast heartbeat, hot cold flushes and but when i drink water i feel better. And I have a really bad headache?

I keep getting fast heartbeat, hot cold flushes and but when i drink water i feel better. And I have a really bad headache?

Acute or chronic? : You sound like you're coming down with something! is this an acute problem? You may very well have the flu. Try taking your temperature in the evening. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be your best friend. ...Read more

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Iam having right renal calulai measuring 5mm in the lower pole . Can I able to flush out this stone by drinking 4 litres of water per day?

Stone: Typically, a stone less than 6mm is likely to pass on it's own without intervention. Some though do not and need assistance from the medical profession. More importantly is where is the stone… If it is in the kidney, it may stay there forever without consequence. If it is in the ureter and it will not pass and continues to cause pain, a urologist will help you. Increasing fluids may help flush. ...Read more

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