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My 3 year old son constantly drinks from wake to sleep. Water, diluted orange juice, etc. What are reasons he may constantly want to drink?

My 3 year old son constantly drinks from wake to sleep. Water, diluted orange juice, etc. What are reasons he may constantly want to drink?

Habit or problem: Some kids can become habit drinkers & their kidney responds to by making dilute urine an abrupt stoppage would be unwise as the could dehydrate. Gradual decline in intake (quit filling the cup to the top) can result in less intake & more concentrated urine. If the kid gets up at night to drink a lot, a fluid hormone pbm may exist. Either should be checked by your pcp. ...Read more

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Will sleep and water help me grow if I am a 18 y.O.?

Will sleep and water help me grow if I am a 18 y.O.?

Probably not: By age 18, your growth plates are like closed, so further growth is unlikely. Even so, sleep and water are essential for overall good health. ...Read more

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I have slight bags under eyes same colour as skin I put vitamin E 400iu on face every night what can do I get plenty on sleep and water what can I do?

I have slight bags under eyes same colour as skin I put vitamin E  400iu on face every night what can do I get plenty on sleep and water what can I do?

Get a physical exam: Bags under the eyes at your age is unusual when you are getting adequate sleep. Keep the vitamin E away from the eyes. Do you have allergies? This can cause it. There are more serious causes so I would recommend you have a general physical exam. Be sure to tell the doctor about the baggy eyelids. ...Read more

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Headache at my temples for three days. Water, sleep, food, exercise, meds won't make it go away. Not super painful, just annoying. Help?

Headache at my temples for three days. Water, sleep, food, exercise, meds won't make it go away. Not super painful, just annoying. Help?

See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. ...Read more

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Most widespread advice for awful cold/flu is sleep & drink much water. Why does eating nutritious, healthy food not help, and is never recommended?

Most widespread advice for awful cold/flu is sleep & drink much water. Why does eating nutritious, healthy food not help, and is never recommended?

I agree with: Your 3rd recommendation- nutritious foods esp fruits and veggies can boost the immune system and ward off flu symptoms. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/coping-with-flu. ...Read more

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I've been lacking sleep, drinking little water, exercising less than usual and overeating for the past few days. I'm very bloated. How do I fix this?

I've been lacking sleep, drinking little water, exercising less than usual and overeating for the past few days. I'm very bloated. How do I fix this?

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. At age 16, traumatic experiences with unresolved feelings of hurt, resentment, shame, guilt and stresses of relationship with parents, siblings and boyfriend; separation, peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs; school,; and to establish your Identity can cause Anxiety and Depression. Your Emotional Health is Precious. See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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How many hours would you recommend to relax after eating before sleeping and can water therapy cure cancer and diseases.

How many hours would you recommend to relax after eating before sleeping and can water therapy cure cancer and diseases.

Depends and No: You can relax right after a small meal. If you had a large meal going for a 20-30 minute walk would help settle things down. Avoid large meals before retiring for the day. Water therapy is not curative for any diseases or cancers. ...Read more

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Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when i awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when i awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Meds : Do you take medications before you go to bed, the most common cause of dry mouth are meds, or auto immune disese , need to be evaluated by both and md and dds. ...Read more

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Woke up with very visible under eye bags/creases. Healthy diet, plenty of sleep, drinking enough water. Currently on Apo-minocycline and benzaclin ?

Woke up with very visible under eye bags/creases. Healthy diet, plenty of sleep, drinking enough water. Currently on Apo-minocycline and benzaclin

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Under eye bags?: You may have what are known as "allergic shiners". The meds you listed are for treating acne, not related to your question. You may have chronic nasal congestion and once that is clear then allergic shiners go "puff". ...Read more

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I think I accidentally urinated in sleep last night. I drank a good amount of water before sleep and was extremely stressed. Could that have caused it?

I think I accidentally urinated in sleep last night. I drank a good amount of water before sleep and was extremely stressed. Could that have caused it?

Yes: Isolated episodes of bedwetting at night (sleep enuresis) are likely more common than we realize and can be related to a number of potentially causative factors: emotional stress, poor sleeping habits; excessive fatigue, increased fluid before sleep (especially alcohol and caffeine), medications, sleep aids, particular dreams, etc. Rx: Reassurance, identify and correct possible cause(s); monitor. ...Read more

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I always wake up with a painful headache. I drink lots of water and sleep approx 7-9 hours, how can I avoid the headaches?

See below: I would recommend seeing your primary physician or seeing a neurologist. Morning headaches can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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I have been having mild headaches most mornings. Aside from sleeping and drinking more water is there anything else I can do?

I have been having mild headaches most mornings. Aside from sleeping and drinking more water is there anything else I can do?

Exam: It is always a good idea to have recurrent headaches checked since there are multiple causes. Certainly the use of OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil should give you prompt relief; however you should be checked for other medical conditions like anemia or hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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