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Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

It could help: Muscle cramps or weakness. If you take potassium supplements, be sure that you are taking your potassium supplement correctly, if prescribed. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist. Or you could helped with banana. ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Need some good diet tips. I'm currently trying to shed like 45/50 lbs.I've tried so much.I also cut out the fast foods.I never really liked drinking soda.I'm stuck on water, vitamin water.Also diet green tea.And i will shed a few lbs but end up gaining it

Need some good diet tips. I'm currently trying to shed like 45/50 lbs.I've tried so much.I also cut out the fast foods.I never really liked drinking soda.I'm stuck on water, vitamin water.Also diet green tea.And i will shed a few lbs but end up gaining it

Counting : Counting calories and keeping a food journal can be two of the most effective ways to lose weight. Being accountable for what you put in your mouth by writing it down and being aware of calorie values will make you think about what you are eating. It is important to eat a good variety of foods, so as long as you count your calories, nothing necessarily has to be "off-limits". Get a kitchen scale and weigh your foods in order to know exactly how much you are eating and therefore how many calories. The healthiest diets involve whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and moderate dairy. Sugars and added oils/butter should be used sparingly. You need to eat at least three meals a day, though some people will advocate more frequent, smaller meals. An exercise program with a lot of cardio (brisk walking every day is the best!) is also important for muscle tone, strength, and cardiovascular health. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pt can go back to eating regular food instead of pureed food. But still has to drink thickened water. Reasons for both?

Pt can go back to eating regular food instead of pureed food.  But still has to drink thickened water.  Reasons for both?

What did the doc say: This type of dietary change is a direct reflection of the clinical circumstances that resulted in the change. Was there a stroke? Recent surgery? Parkinson's disease? Prolonged hospital stay? Etc. in the absence of the reason the diet was changed, commenting on why is fruitless at best and malpractice at worst. You need to discuss with the doc who prescribed the diet. ...Read more

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If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

Healthy? Help What? : What is your definition of healthy foods? By who's criteria? I know of no foods which are promoted as not healthy; there is lots of promotion; not lots of honesty/reliable science in either the food or supplement industry. Buyer beware always applies. On the 2nd issue, help what? What is your goal? What are you asking about? Will attempt to help but cannot offer much from question as stated. ...Read more

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I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. when i increase intake of water i got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. when i increase intake of water i got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more

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Sharp stomach and side pains when I eat lots of fiber, e.g. fiber 1 bars. Try not to eat as much but get constipated if I don't. Jw what the cause is?

Sharp stomach and side pains when I eat lots of fiber,  e.g. fiber 1 bars. Try not to eat as much but get constipated if I don't. Jw what the cause is?

Pain and Fiber Use: While it is difficult to determine a clear connection, I would review how much water you consume every day. If you water intake is below 8, 8oz glasses per day, this may lend to having constipation and stomach pain when consuming large amounts of fiber in your diet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink brisk tea which is 80 calories. I drink about 2 bottles of water a day. I don't eat a lot of fruit to lose all this weight?

Is it okay to drink brisk tea which is 80 calories. I drink about 2 bottles of water a day. I don't eat a lot of fruit to lose all this weight?

80 calories per ?: You say 80 calories but in how much - ? 8 ounces? If so, then every ounce you drink is adding 10 calories to your daily intake that provides NO nutrition for you. If you drink 16 ounces a day, you could have had a healthy apple instead and would have gotten nutrients and fiber from it! 2 bottles of water a day (24 ounces?) not enough - you need about 60-80 ounces a day! ...Read more

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I love having tamarind with salt and chilli powder but it makes me gain weight. Even the next day. Thought it was supposed to help weight loss.Why?

I love having tamarind with salt and chilli powder but it makes me gain weight. Even the next day. Thought it was supposed to help weight loss.Why?

Salt: The more salt you ingest the more fluid you will transiently retain, which will temporarily increase your weight. You will not have an appreciable weight change from day to day without some radical change in your diet or your exercise level. If you stick to a reasonable dietary intake and continue to exercise and minimize empty calorie intake (starch, sugar, etc.) you will not gain much weight. ...Read more

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Can you drink too much milk? I drink 1-2 l a day because i like its taste and i'm looking to gain muscle/weight. I also eat 4 balanced meals a day.

Can you drink too much milk?
I drink 1-2 l a day because i like its taste and i'm looking to gain muscle/weight. I also eat 4 balanced meals a day.

Not likely: I suppose you can drink too much but your intake should be ok for your age, there are much better foods if you're looking to gain muscle and weight. Whole milk has a lot of saturated fat which can cause increased cholesterol. Hopefully your meals are more balanced. ...Read more

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How long before my due date should I change my diet to something light to prevent pooping while in labor? I've read that broth, toast, ice pops help.

How long before my due date should I change my diet to something light to prevent pooping while in labor? I've read  that broth, toast, ice pops help.

Don't worry: You must maintain a well balanced diet throughout your pregnancy. Unless you are planning a labor induction, you will not know when you will be in labor and even then you could enter labor spontaneously before the scheduled induction date. Many women do pass stool during the second stage of labor, that is common, essentially normal and an unavoidable consequence of parturition. Don't fret over it. ...Read more

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During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) i drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can i remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) i drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can i remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

Stop weights: replenish your electrolytes with PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin water and a good multivitamin. Work with a trainer for form and technique. Take a week off and concentrate on diet and hydration. ...Read more

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What can help hunger pains when on a diet .I ate strawberries an hour ago drank 3 glasses of water and still hungry .

What can help hunger pains when on a diet .I ate strawberries an hour ago drank 3 glasses of water and still hungry .

Do something else: Get busy to take your mind off it. Do a bit of exercise like go for a walk. If you exercise intensely it will burn more calories, but it will also make you feel more hungry later however. Drink lots of water. Try flavoring it with some lemon. Fill up on low glycemic index veggies like greens and broccoli(no corn or potatoes). Brush your teeth. ...Read more

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I ate 3/4 of a 175g bag of pretzels n some oth salty foods. Most days eat 3-4 grams of salt. Damage to organs? Didn't drink until 5hrs later hot too

I ate 3/4 of a 175g bag of  pretzels n some oth salty foods. Most days eat 3-4 grams of salt. Damage to organs? Didn't drink until 5hrs later hot too

Healthy eating: This one time consumption probably not going to cause any serious adverse effects, but try to avoid that in the future ...Read more

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I cut out soda, milk, and fast food out of my diet. Just water and beer on weekends now. Try eating better but no time and can't cook. No results?

I cut out soda, milk, and fast food out of my diet.    Just water and beer on weekends now.   Try eating better but no time and can't cook. No results?

No results for what?: What is your endpoint? What is it that you are looking for results with? Can't answer question without that information. If you are not eating on the weekends, and replacing it just with water and beer, you are doing yourself no favors. You need healthy balanced meals, 5 servings (at least) of fruits and vegetables, reduce animal products and alcohol in your diet for any healthy result. ...Read more

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Stomach keeps rumbling. What can I do? I drink lots of water. Eating helps a bit but i can't keep eating to resolve it as ill put too much weight on

Stomach keeps rumbling. What can I do? I drink lots of water. Eating helps a bit but i can't keep eating to resolve it as ill put too much weight on

Consult your Doctor: Rumbling in stomach can be due to 1gas in the stomach, it can be due to incomplete digestion of food in intestines;growth of bacteria 2lactose intolerance, due to inability to digest lactose found in milk 3irritable bowel syndrome 4aerophagia swallowing of air 5functional dyspepsia may be related to eating certain foods 6peptic ulcer/h pylori infection if associated with pain or discomfort see md. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more