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Hypothyroidism Helped By Alkaline Water
Not really: It can be increased in severe hyperthyroid disease ...Read more
I heard somewhere that people with hypothyroid. ..When they gain weight it's just mostly water weight. Is this true?
Water weight is not related.
Please have your doctor check your thyroid levels and decide if you need more or less thyroid medication. ...Read more
Can flouride or Cl in H2O cause hypothyroidism? Shd I use a water filter, I have been diagnosed w hypothyroidism, can this help? I hve started medicine
Suffer from chronic constipation. I have hypothyroid. My gastro md says its that. Md recommends miiralax up to 4x a day. I drink a lot of water & exe?
A lot of Miralax (polyethylene glycol):
After being on thyroid replacement recheck blood level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)-takes about 3 weeks to change.
Meanwhile, check diet-adquate fiber foods like beans, whole grains, fruits, vegs, fluids, activity. Check meds, otc, supplements, e.g. Calcium can be constipating. Get enough oil in diet.
Age? May need colonoscopy to check things ok inside.
Miralax is safe, but 4x/d is a lot. ...Read more
Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day
Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones. Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more
Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!
See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequately treated underactive thyroid. Even if your levels were relatively normal, your meds may still need adjusting while you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more
I have cfs & am hypothyroid. Recently fingertips on left hand sporadically get tight&wrinkly but not in water. I had a + ANA 160 nucleolar. Harmless?
Yes.: First if hypothyroidsim was detected, then you are on meds and no longer hypothyoid. An ANA is found in 5% of the population, and is usually false positive. But you have an autimmine disease already: low thyroid, usually the result of hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cfs is so non-specific, there is frequently no cause found, except poor sleep. You ANA needs to be reflexed to see if it is important. ...Read more
My liver enzymes have fluctuated between normal and mildly elevated over the past 2 yrs. The alt, ggtp, alkaline phos, bili, includiing the mcv. I also have hypothyroid disease and take armour thyroid. Should I be concerned?
My childs potassium, alkaline phosphate, carbon dioxide are low on blood test. Test was done due to my lupus & hypothyroidism. What does this mean?
Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary sometimes by age and we don't know if the report used proper kid or adult standards. You should review these with whoever ordered them. ...Read more
How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?
Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor.
Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake.
http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more
What's causing your: ...esophagitis? If acid-related, take acid blockers (alkaline water can be expected to be less effective than OTC antacids here). If bile reflux, alkaline consumption may theoretically exacerbate your problem. Save your money, and treat based on the medical advice of your health professional. ...Read more
None: Pure water is essential to life as we all know. ...Read more
No: Lemon dissolved or squirted in water will make it slightly acidic due to the citric acid in the fluids of the lemon. Most find this refreshing and better restaurants will commonly place a slice of lemon in water served to the patron. ...Read more
Reflux: It can help to neutralize the acids in the stomach. It is much better to take reflux medicine and watch your diet closely to avoid acid foods. There is a good book by dr koufman entitled "dropping acid" which also has a cookbook of low acid foods. It explains the acid diet and is available on amazon. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Certain doctors in alternative medical community have information & clinical reports about efficacy, for health, of alkaline water. Orthodox medical doctors are mostly unstudied & not interested in this concept. Positive statements about subject would likely arouse ire of an host of physicians, thereby rendering official answer of "not proven". For example is only 1topic tags to post below. ...Read more
Alkaline water: Ordinary water consists of 2 hydrogen molecules and 1 oxygen molecule that constantly interact with one another to form oh (alkaline) and h (acidic). So at any given moment in time, water can be alkaline and then acidic. Other substances naturally found in spring water can raise or lower the ph of water and "ionize" it. Ultimately all water becomes alkaline when it reaches the small intestine. ...Read more
No evidence it helps: Alkaline water has a higher ph level than does plain tap water, proponents say that it can neutralize acid in your bloodstream, boost your metabolism and help your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Some even say that alkaline water can help prevent disease and slow the aging process. However, researchers haven't verified these claims. ...Read more
No: It is a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below.: Advantage - none. Disadvantage - probably expensive. Regular water is just fine. ...Read more
Why would you do it: I would not do this as we do not know what you put in the water. PLease use plain water and not something that is abnormal. It will mess your electrolyte balance and upset the acid base balance in your system. May actually make the kidney problem worse and cause liver damage. ...Read more
No: The pH in you stomach is about 1.5. You have hydrochloric acid in your stomach secreted by the parietal cells which destroy most microbes that you might swallow on food. It will raise the pH slightly for a short time and then as more HCl is secreted into the stomach the pH drops again. ...Read more
Can I give my children ages ranging from 2yrs to 15 yrs old alkaline water daily? Or there a limit to how much?
No benefit: There is no evidence that drinking alkaline or acidic water would make any difference on one's health status except that it will lighten your pocketbook. The body functions best at a physiologic pH and will do all it can to keep this balance. Even a little deviation from the physiologic pH will likely make one very sick. ...Read more
Is there any benefit to drinking alkaline water with minerals? I'm thinking the water is good to make clear skin.
NO BENEFIT: Will not be good for skin or anything else. Municipal tap water is usually best. Water in plastic bottles is sold to ignorant suckers. Spend the money on something fun. ...Read more