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Is It Possible To Drink Too Much Water While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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
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
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
Probably not: There is nothing in lemon grass tea which is harmful even in excess quantities. None of the "health benefits" attributed to this tea have been shown to be true, but it is a refreshing and tasty drink. ...Read more
tcm: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more
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
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
One media story: There was a story about a woman 'who drank nothing but soda' died from it. Now first, remember she drank nothing but soda. No water, no tea, nothing but soda. See the problem? But the research is really strong in this area that soda is not good for you. From kids to adults even one soda a day is a bad idea. ...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
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
How much water do you need to drink if you are on lithium carb? And is it possible to drink too much?
Moderation: First & foremost, you and your prescriber should discuss fluid management and diet at length. It's important to stay hydrated, eat a normal amount of salt in your diet, and avoid overheating and dehydration. You should also have regular lab tests while taking lithium. Lithium is unusual compared to most medications because it is processed by the kidneys, which control our fluid balance. ...Read more
If during the day much water is not drunk is it possible to drink plenty in evening to have same effect?
Yes, but it is: better if you drink it in the morning rather than evening. Drinking more water in the evening will necessitate getting up in the night to urinate. ...Read more
How much water should I be drinking so i don't get dehydrated? I always heard eight 8oz glasses, but i've also recently heard that might be too much since food contains water too. I want to avoid dehydration, so which is more accurate?
Drink : Drink if you are thirsty. Unless you have kidney stones, there is no need to drink more if you are not thirsty. Forcing yourself to drink can cause problems. The idea of 8 eight ounce glasses per day is not supported by current science and is not recommended by any experts. Drinking this much makes you spend more time in the bathroom and can mess up your blood chemistry. ...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
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