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Is It Bad To Drink Too Much Water Before Bed
Can be: There are conditions where drinking too much water can alter your chemistry causing serious problems in electrolyte balance. The most common is a drop in sodium and this can cause seizures. Consuming food and adequate water (in general we in the us likely consume too little water) is healthy. Beverages containing electrolytes might be an option but sometimes contain sugar. ...Read more
How much is too much: Depending on how long and how intensely and the conditions in which you exercised you lose a lot of water from your body.An averaged sized person can lose up to 2 liters[128oz or about 2 quarts] of water for the first hour or then a little less for each aditional hour in hot enviroment. You need to replace what you lose and you probably can safely double that amount. The timing should not matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to drink 2 glasses of water at night? Wife says it will overload the kidneys n must avoid drinking too much water at night
Water and kidneys: If your kidneys are healthy the 2 glasses of water taken at night will not harm them, although you may find that you will need to get up before morning to urinate. Your kidneys work 24/7 and to them there is no difference between 2 glasses of water at night or 2 glasses of water at any other time. ...Read more
Yes: Start with clear (nonalcoholic) fluids, then advance as tolerated. ...Read more
Baby is 9mth old, he drinks a lot of water, how much is too much? Is it not advisable to drink too much water?
Wetting too much ??: Water is worthwhile part of every diet but can be done to excess. If the kid is wetting a diaper more than every 4 hours he doesn't need more. Some do it as a habit & the volume can be slowly reduced by not offering full bottles.If the kid struggles without, the dr should check him out for a rare kidney concentrating defect. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Warfarin is very sensitive to changes in the body, and to changes in one's diet or medications. If a person absolutely must drink alcoholic beverages, she has to work out a plan with her primary doctor to follow the changes in blood test results and adjustments in medication dose. That's probably the only way to figure out how much of an effect a given amount of alcohol has on one specific person. ...Read more
It can be: There is a great deal of controversy on how much water people generally need, but it depends on the climate and how much physical activity you engage in. Generally, people really do not need much free water, because 60% of our food is composed of water&our diet provides enough for most people. If kidneys are normal, excessive water is urinated out. However, water intoxication is serious for some ...Read more
Not necessarily: No it's not bad. Drinking lots of water is good for your body but the bad part of having a large prostate is you may have issues with needing to go urinate more often and more often at night with more fluid intake. ...Read more
Yes: Over hydration can be very detrimental to your health. This can result in low blood sodium content leading to seizures, brain damage, behavioral problems, coma, death. Happens more commonly in people with kidney ; heart disease. A normal healthy person would have to drink > 2 gallons water per day to become over hydrated. Yor consumption is far less than that. Drink 8-10 8oz glasses/day ; add as n. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad if i'm drinking nothing but juice all day? Will juice keep me hydrated or should I drink water also? Reason not much water is upsets belly
Unhealthy: You are mainly taking in a lot of sugar with little or no protein and minimal amount of fiber. This is not a cleansing but an unnatural and unhealthy diet. Even a bear can't stay healthy on just juices. In the meanwhile, water is needed since you are unlikely to get the minimum of 2 lit of water the average person requires from drinking juice alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking water after dinner a safe . Or is it harmful to stomach/digestion .
I tend to drink 1 litre of warm water after my dinner . Is it safe .
Why is it that he more water you drink, the more you want to drink water. It is as if drinking water makes me thirsty. Thanks!
Unsure: Constant thirst, often accompanied by persistent hunger and frequent urination are the classic signs of diabetes mellitus and increased need for water can also accompany diabetes insipidus and some other medical conditions, but have never heard of drinking water stimulating thirst. ...Read more
I heard drinking too much coffee is bad for the stomach, because it adds too much to gastric acid.?
It can be.: Yes, there's a change in the acid, but for most people the change is not enough to make a noticable difference. And if there is a difference noticed, choose a different beverage. ...Read more
How much drinking decaf green tea is too much? I gave up coffee for this and iove it. Just want to make sure its ok to drink a lot in one day.
Very safe unless...: You would want to limit caffeinated green tea due to the caffeine content but it is safe for most people to drink copious quantities of decaf green tea. However, there is one important exception; those with certain autoimmune diseases could have them aggravated by green tea. If you do not have autoimmune issues then it is quite safe. See http://www.Precisionnutrition.Com/rr-green-tea-hazards. ...Read more
The yin and yang: Everything in moderation. The thirst mechanism is good enough particularly for young people. ...Read more
How can I break up drinking caffeine to avoid dependence, but still drink it? Is it better to drink tea every other day than every day?
Caffeine Dependence: I commend you for your desire for avoiding dependence on Caffeine. Drink small cup of Coffee, like Tim Horton Mini Restaurants in Canada. Limit Caffeine in a cup to 50mg. Add milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to create flavor. Sip Coffee, listen to music, talk, or walk while sipping coffee. Do not use coffee to wake up in the morning or to overcome tiredness Drink different flavor Tea every day. ...Read more
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