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Sport Drinks Good Electrolyte Supplementation Gastroenteritis
Stomach flu w/watery diarrhoea 7 times a day &fever of 38.2c, drinking water and porridge. How likely is electrolyte imbalance from this? Not pregnant
Fluids and salts: The problem with diarrhea (and vomiting) is the loss of fluids and electrolytes (salts). Trying to 'keep up' with these losses is essential. "Chicken soup" or the equivalent should help keep the balance. I don't know what is in your porridge but that is the general idea. For symptoms like weakness etc. good to get checked out by a doctor. Make sure urine is light yellow to ensure good hydration. ...Read more
How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?
During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?
As one who exercises regularly, is it good to drink "electrolyte" drinks to replenish one's electrolyte balance?
Yes: The replenishment fluids should contain sodium, postassium supplemtation as well as water. ...Read more
I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?
Dr. Pepper : As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have diaharrea.Get vomit if i eat or drink.What to do can't even take electrolytes.Not eaten in 2 days?
How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?
Drink to thrist : It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.
No: A person can lose electrolytes in the urine under normal circumstances which is minimal but when higher than normal ,may be related to medication being used or medical condition of the person. Ordinary water intake will not wash away what is in the body. When adequately hydrated, levels of electrolytes may not be as high due to dilution ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a colonoscopy , i was wondering if while , I am taking the peg-3350 electrolytes soln . Can i also drink soup or liquid?
Colonoscopy: You should be able to drink clear soup or other liquids, but check with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I walk early in the day along the ocean in Florida but feel close to sun stroke most of the time. In excellent health. Electrolyte drink barely helps.
What's the question?: Hydrate more, stay out of the sun wear a hat and if you still feel this way, you may have another problem, ...Read more
Can you drink emergence-c while being diagnosed with c-diff? I need electrolytes. Or do you have any other suggestions? I am at the ER every other day
Yes: It will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Soda is a carbonated drink and drinking it when your stomach is not feeling well will cause you to vomit. That's because soda produces more gas in the stomach. Drain the soda in a cup and stir it to release the fizz before you drink it - then it might help prevent nausea and vomiting and prevent dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?
Depends on activity: If you exercise for less than one hour in relatively normal temps, then water is likely adequate. If you are a heavy sweater or exercise greater than one hour and/or in hot, humid environments, then electrolyte-containing beverages are encouraged during and after an event. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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