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Seltzer Water Side Effects
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
More restroom time:
Other than a marked increase in awareness of where restrooms are located after taking lasix, (furosemide) the biggest side effect profile to monitor would be that if the medication works too well, you may urinate out too much of your electrolytes, and result in a low potassium level. Also, too much diuresis may result in alteration of your kidney function.
This is why periodic lab monitoring is important. ...Read more
No: The pH in you stomach is about 1.5. You have hydrochloric acid in your stomach secreted by the parietal cells which destroy most microbes that you might swallow on food. It will raise the pH slightly for a short time and then as more HCl is secreted into the stomach the pH drops again. ...Read more
No and No: A normal, healthy person can drink water at anytime of day, with no problems at all. ...Read more
Myths: The only thing drinking baking soda and water will do is to diminish temporarily the acid in the stomach. There is no other health benefit and no 'cleansing of your system'. ...Read more