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Can fasting and drinking plenty of water lower blood sugar?

Can fasting and drinking plenty of water lower blood sugar?

Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will kick in mechanisms to bring it back up and often over corrects it initially. Fasting for short periods is good for health - reduced caloric intake is the only proven method of life extension - meaning we all eat way more than we need! Think paleo diet. ...Read more

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I was fasting for 10 hours, I only drank plenty of water and smoke, my fasting blood test result was 490, could it be?

I was fasting for 10 hours, I only drank plenty of water and smoke, my fasting blood test result was 490, could it be?

Diabetes: Yes. Absolutely. You are either diabetic or some other illness is making your diabetes worse. I do not understand the question that you are asking? ...Read more

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I have always had low iron in blood but I have always eaten healthy and have drunk plenty of water. What can I do to keep my iron level high?

I have always had low iron in blood but I have always eaten healthy and have drunk plenty of water. What can I do to keep my iron level high?

Iron replacement: You will have iron def if you have mentrual bleeding and not taking enough iron to combenate lost iton in the blood. You can always take iron tablet if you can tolerate it, if severe or cannot take there is IV replacement. There are some special diet also rich in iron, such as red meat, liver, spinach, beans etc. But most of the time diet alone is not enough, replacement is indicated. See your md. ...Read more

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Is Hgb of 15.7 ok? I read females shouldn't exceed 15.5 but the blood bank said I was in normal range. I drink plenty of water & my blood flows quickly

Is Hgb of 15.7 ok? I read females shouldn't exceed 15.5 but the blood bank said I was in normal range. I drink plenty of water & my blood flows quickly

That's fine: Reference ranges are set arbitrarily so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You may also have been a bit dehydrated which is no big deal. ...Read more

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Having bouts of dizziness and blood pressures that are normally high approx 148/91 5min later no activity 128/89 hr not racing. Issue? Drink plenty of water...

Having bouts of dizziness and blood pressures that are normally high approx 148/91 5min later no activity 128/89 hr not racing. Issue? Drink plenty of water...

See physician: You should have your primary care physician look at your combination of meds. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Lisinopril could work in opposite directions with your cardio system. Your physician should be able to help ou regulate your meds to address your symptom patterns. ...Read more

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Lethargic after 21 days of stress. Blood revealed low low eosinophils at 14. Range is 15-500- albumin 5.3 and I drink plenty of water. What's wrong?

Lethargic after 21 days of stress. Blood revealed low low eosinophils at 14. Range is 15-500- albumin 5.3 and I drink plenty of water. What's wrong?

Lethargy: Not clear from results you mention what could be cause of your tiredness. The eosinophil and blood Albumin levels are okay. What other tests were done? Drinking too much water can lower sodium and cause weakness. Excessive thirst can also be sign of several conditions that can cause tiredness. Was your sleep disturbed b/o stress? That could contribute. Best to follow-up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday came down with uti iv got app with doc 2mrw arvo but in severe pain lots of blood in urine drank plenty water/Urals I need pain relief?

Yesterday came down with uti iv got app with doc 2mrw arvo but in severe pain lots of blood in urine drank plenty water/Urals I need pain relief?

Here are some...: I'm sorry to say the specifics and relevance in this Q are unclear and the writing style is much ran-on, resulting in poor clarity of the points of question; so, I don't know how to answer your Q to meet your need. Would you please rewrite the Q so either I or more my colleagues may answer to help to the point. ...Read more

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Left ab pain since Jan. Colonoscopy blood CT &MRI all fine. Plenty water&fiber. Weigh lossHeadache lg fever burping back pain I don't know what to do?

Full exam: 29 year old lady with chronic abdominal pain, weight loss, headache. She reports bloodwork, CT and MRI all normal.
If you have a significant fever and abdominal pain you need to present to the Emergency Room for full history/physical exam. If you feel comfortable you can visit your physician. Stay calm, stay the course and get fully evaluated in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I used a friends syringe and I don't see any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with water should I be ok?

If I used a friends syringe and I don't see any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with water should I be ok?

NO!!!: You should never reuse needles or syringes even if previously used by you. There is risk of infection and communicable diseases. Please communicate what you have done to your doctor and he will guide you on necessary testing and treatment options as needed ...Read more

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If I used a friends syringe and didn't See any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with wAter will I be ok?

If I used a friends syringe and didn't See any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with wAter will I be ok?

Need testing: You do not need to see blood in a syringe for it to be contaminated with viruses like HIV or hepatitis. Please be tested for all blood born illnesses. Please do not share needles with anyone. ...Read more

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How long does hep/HIV live on dried blood outside the body and does it reactivate with water if you cleaned something would you expose yourself to it?

How long does hep/HIV live on dried blood outside the body and does it reactivate with water if you cleaned something would you expose yourself to it?

HIV: HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce.
Hep c could survive outside the body on s surface for up to 4 days but usually for 16 hours. ...Read more

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Hiv transmitted through water, while cleaning mix water blood on floor, & person has cut on his fingers, if he touch that blood how much chances of hiv

Hiv transmitted through water, while cleaning mix water blood on floor, & person has cut on his fingers, if he touch that blood how much chances of hiv

Potential risks: All you described are potential risks for infection, as the required precautions are not followed, the reason to wear gloves & protective gear, not to touch body fluids, protect open wound by proper dressings and gloves, fortunately it appears HIV virus do not survive long out side the human body. ...Read more

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A couple days ago I noticed my naval looked as if there was blood under the skin. I clean out with dial soap, water and a q-tip. Now, since the follow?

A couple days ago I noticed my naval looked as if there was blood under the skin. I clean out with dial soap, water and a q-tip. Now, since the follow?

Be gentle: The navel area is an extremely sensitive part of the body. Try not to clean or manipulate the area too much. When our skin reacts as you mentioned, stop all cleaning of the navel. After you shower or bath, while your skin is still soaking wet, rub in vasaline gently for 20 seconds, then towel dry gently. The area should feel better soon. ...Read more

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If I cleaned something with dried blood on it can I get a disease or something from it? It's not my own or are the cells dead? Towel soap water/hand

If I cleaned something with dried blood on it can I get a disease or something from it? It's not my own or are the cells dead? Towel soap water/hand

Dried blood: On intact skin is a low risk exposure, but it's never a good idea to intentionally expose yourself to possible bloodborne pathogens. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Since 4 months Had smelly belly button couple of times, cleaned it with warm salt water, worked. Today little blood clogged and I have no pain.

Since 4 months Had smelly belly button couple of times, cleaned it with warm salt water, worked. Today little blood clogged and I have no pain.

Will be OK: You cleaned your belly button a bit too vigourously and now it oozed a bit of blood. Leave it alone and it should heal fine. If it gets more irritated please see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Passing a stool this morning There Was blood in the toilet water, when cleaning up on the toilet paper there was a purple skin with some darker blood?

Passing a stool this morning There Was blood in the toilet water, when cleaning up on the toilet paper there was a purple skin with some darker blood?

Examination: You must be examined. While statistically you are most likely to have a benign condition such as a hemorrhoid, a more serious condition must be ruled out. ...Read more