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Joint Pain And Carbonated Water
Someone believes it: The water that we drink will foound the stomach acidity and will rapidly change. I don't think the alkaline water is an issue. ...Read more
Not sure: History is full of accounts of "spa therapy" and in the 19th and 20th centuries and even today, many people believe in the healing powers of water therapy, particularly when that water is full of minerals. Athough I do not think anyone really knows how it may work, there are many people who feel better when they go into salt water. I would never discourage someone from doing it. ...Read more
Is using of ice pack/bag recommended over hot water bottle for joint pain (oestoarthiritis) in the knee?
Leukemia tests negative, von willebrands neg, but I bruise easy, weak muscles, bone/joint pain, fatigued easily, itch after warm water use, help?
Routine tests: Consider checking blood work: liver and kidney function tests (serum chemistry), thyroid and parathyroid hormone tests. Definitely keep working with your internist or primary care physician to find a cause. Good luck! ...Read more
I have joint pain recently, foot, left knee, right hip, which is particularly painful and some water retention. Blood tests show high uric acid (8.4)?
? Gout: Www. Painspot. Com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss gout as is is treatable and preventable. ...Read more
No: Np hard scientific studies done to show any benefit. ...Read more
Depends: Two biggest reasons are to 1) avoid tooth decay from the carbonic acid (as c02 dissociates into beverage), and 2) avoid empty calories, if you beverages are sugar-sweetened (other than the carbonated water, if plain soda-water). Can talk w/your dentist or regular dr, depending on which concern greater. ...Read more
NO: Gi system is not a plumbing system to pour draino and clear blockage, need sophisticated tests to determine the cause in order to cure. Carbonated wanter will help the flatulency in few but will not help ' to dissolve intestinal blockage ' ...Read more
Can drinking carbonated water cause elevated CO2 in the blood? Elevated (31 to 33) levels for several months.
Not from soda:
Drinking carbonated beverages does not raise CO2 in blood.
Elevated levels of CO2 indicate other metabolic problems. It may also be that a particular individual has a different "set point" but this would be a diagnosis that should come only after careful medical consultation. ...Read more
Yes: Sure but don't forget to exercise 45 minutes a day 5 days a week. ...Read more
Why does regular water not quench my thirst but the carbonated water we make (from tap water) does?
There is no difference. The regular water is boring, while or seltzer water you put some effort and feel as a more satisfying alternative. The fact is that both are equally good for you.
Good luck. ...Read more
Does carbonated water make you fat? Some people say it prevents the body from burning fat? Is any of this true?
Only if sugar water: Water is calorie-free, so adding calorie-free gas does not make fizzy water fattening, nor alter how your body metabolizes dietary fats. You're getting bad advice! ...Read more
Much better than sodas. Plain water is good too, and does not pollute the earth with more plastic bottles. Drinks with high sugar content such as juices or sodas will raise your blood sugar too quickly, then drop just as quickly.
Watch out for artificially sweetened beverages. There are health risks associated with many of the synthetic sweeteners. ...Read more
Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?
Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more
NO: Just the cost, but no harm from the carbonation. ...Read more
Hate h2o use flavored water with zero everything. Iknow h20 is best, but is this flav carbonated water. You agree its ok?
I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?
I seem to have some difficulty drinking plain water that's still but not plain carbonated water. Is this anything I should be concerned about?
As long as you are: Not choking or have a medical condition that has not been discussed w/doc all seems well. It's convenient to be able to drink water so you can begin by adding 10% plain water to carbonated water for a few days, then 20%, etc. You can also put lemon or lime in un-carbonated water. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?
Tap water has HepA?: If a person, especially in developing countries, thinks the tap water or well water is contaminated, then using bottled mineral water is safer. One can also boil water daily, and use it for drinking and brushing teeth. Of course, one can catch hepa from contaminated undercooked or uncooked foods, plus from touching contaminated surfaces and then accidentally transferring virus from hands to mouth. ...Read more
Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read more
I'm confused!: Is extra what safe? What medication are you talking about? Ask again and clarify. Without an okay by your doc taking extra anything is a bad idea, whether the medicine is over the counter or not! ...Read more
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids:
I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild
nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms
also I (would try to keep the joints moving
whether in be walking or gentle exercises
if symptoms persist, I would get an exam
and possibly an injection or physical therapy. ...Read more
Increased activity..: In fact, many patients have increased joint pains in the winter when the weather turns cold. Changes in barometric pressure, such as cold and rain, can increase joint pain. For you, could it be that your area has rainy summers, or could it be that you are more active in the summer? ...Read more
Which joints??: Anxiety can cause joint pain, in terms of possible tmj/tmd by clenching of the teeth during the day or grinding at night. Anxiety can lower the immune response and your ability to ward off pain, which can also contribute to some joint pain and issues. I would see a doctor asap for a history and exam. ...Read more
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