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Doctor insights on: The Advantages Of Drinking Powerade

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Are there many common health risks involved with drinking powerade everyday without the exercize, as sport drinks are meant for exercizing?

Are there many common health risks involved with drinking powerade everyday without the exercize, as sport drinks are meant for exercizing?

Sports drinks: Call me a cynic but sports drinks were not intended for exercising but rather for making money. You'll do just fine drinking water, unless you're in the midst of an intense long distance, endurance event. And even then, you'll most likely do fine w/water. Most weekend warriors won't notice fractional improvement reported by collegiate teams that started this craze. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitmamins if you drink vitamin water and powerade?

Is it ok to take vitmamins if you drink vitamin water and powerade?

Vitamin water etc: Drinks that you ask about are generally a large load of sugar, calories and salt and a few vitamins. It is much healthier to drink pure water and take multivitamins and minerals speparately to stay hydrated and healthy. ...Read more

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Can drinking powerade+red bull+coke before playing streetball give me an edge?

Can drinking powerade+red bull+coke before playing streetball give me an edge?

Probably not: Except for the sugar rush, there is no reason that it will give you an "edge". Practice and proficiency in what you are playing will enable you to do more then will any combination of "sports drinks". ...Read more

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Whenever it is hot out and I drink water/powerade I puke it up. There isn't really any food in it even though I have eaten also.

Whenever it is hot out and I drink water/powerade I puke it up. There isn't really any food in it even though I have eaten also.

Vomiting: If this is the only time you vomit or have any gastric distress, it is probably a reflex reaction when cold beverages hit your stomach. Try avoiding drinking ice cold beverages too quickly on those very hot days. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have powerade with zero sugar drink each day. I can't drink water and suffer from headaches but is ok?

How safe is it to have powerade with zero sugar drink each day. I can't drink water and suffer from headaches but is ok?

Safe: Powerade, even without. Sugar is bad for your teeth. It is highly acidic and this acid can erode your teeth. Why can't you drink water? Water is essential to life and the function of every cell in your body. Dehydration will cause headaches. This is your body telling you that it needs water. ...Read more

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What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess that's bad..

What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess that's bad..

Evaluate: An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if there are removable causes for these symptoms. There are many treatments both medication and non-medication that can be quite effective. Food or drink is not usually the most effective solution. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Hypotension. I periodically have episodes that last 3-4 days of low BP. Is that unusual? I eat salt and drink powerade.

I have been diagnosed with Hypotension. I periodically have episodes that last 3-4 days of low BP. Is that unusual? I eat salt and drink powerade.

Yes: That is unusual. Have you been checked for adrenal insufficiency? Do you have chronic malabsorbtion, diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating? Are you on an unusual diet? Do you have interstitial kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, or cirrhosis? Something's up. ...Read more

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Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read more

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Kevin im on citalapram, & clozapram, can I drink sprite zero and powerade zero along with water, and caffeene free tea?

Kevin im on citalapram, & clozapram, can I drink sprite zero and powerade zero along with water, and caffeene free tea?

Should be OK..: The two medicines you are taking should be ok together and the types of beverages you mentioned should not pose problem with th0se medications. But like all else, moderation is a good thing to follow. Excess diet drinks are not healthy--too much preservatives/sweeteners etc. Water=best drink! So, use common sense--live sensibly. Eat well, sleep adequately, exercise and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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After looking at cardiac event results, cardiologist told me to exercise more, (which I do) & drink lots of powerade & gatorade. Why?

After looking at cardiac event results, cardiologist told me to exercise more, (which I do) & drink lots of powerade & gatorade. Why?

May be electrolytes.: Not sure based in information provided, such as why did you have an event monitor? That said, the reason to use sports drinks is usually to replace electrolytes that are depleted during rigorous exercise and sweating. He may have seen low electrolytes or premature beats which can. Be associated but are usually benign. ...Read more

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Can I drink powerade with the stomach virus?

Can I drink powerade with the stomach virus?

That will likely be: Fine. Drink water too. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Woke up Both Calves cramping & cramped all day. Tried salt water, bananas, powerade drink with electrolytes. No relief yet. Help!! ?

Woke up Both Calves cramping & cramped all day. Tried salt water, bananas, powerade drink with electrolytes. No relief yet. Help!! ?

Stretching: Does this happen frequently? Try stretching your calves and or exercise/walk. You could also jiggle your legs a bit and elevate it. Or take a hot shower with the stream directed at your calves (for five minutes) or even a warm bath may help as well. I would be hesitant to recommend medication since there may be an underlying cause that should be targeted instead. See your Dr if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some advantages to teenage drinking?

Please tell me what are some advantages to teenage drinking?

Teenage Drinking.: That's an interesting question? Bravo for asking. Is this for a teenager you know, or when you were a teenager? What do you mean by "advantages"? Since people start to explore drinking in their teens, it would be good to get their parents' input. Are they seeng their parents drink? Are the parents good models, in being moderate? Can a teen learn to drink moderately, if they have to experiment? ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of drinking coffee from and early age?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of drinking coffee from and early age?

More pros, few cons: Coffee does appear to have some health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, it may lower the risk of uterine cancer, it may lower the risk of developing diabetes and dementia among others. The only con is the high caffeine amount in coffee. ...Read more