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Treat Dehydration Water Sports Drink
It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are sports drinks more effective than plain water at preventing dehydration? I work out year round and sweat a lot, especially in the warmer months. I always drink a lot of water during workouts, but should I be drinking sports drinks instead?
Yes,or coconut water: You want to replace electrolytes as well as water and research shows that water is better absorbed when electrolytes are added. My concern with sports drinks is they tend to have a lot of sugar, often in the form of high fructose corn syrup which is best avoided. Consider coconut water with added sodium as a good alternative. See http://onforb.Es/1ac8vzh & http://bit.Ly/18pve5h. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although i gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more
During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 64 oz/day: The standard is 64 ounces of fluids daily as a baseline. This doesn't included if you are exercising excessively or sweating during the warm months. During those times liquid intake should be increased 16 ounces. ...Read more
How much water is to much?I have been to ER a lot in my life for dehydration so i drink as much as i can.About 6-8 cups of 8-10 oz a day.
Drinking water: I think that you need to remember what the er personnel told you on your last visit. Did they say anything about your glucose? Did they give an idea of what makes you so dehydrated that you need to go there? You might want to see a physician to do a physical examination and take some blood work so you can find an answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I drink a lot of water or gorteraid I still feel dehydration and I don't know what to do my BP been running low can my condition effect this?
What condition?: If you are suffering extreme thirst, definitely check your blood sugar to rule out diabetes. A visit to your physician is in order. We certainly need more details about your past history of syncope to give more advice here. But in general, a low blood pressure and history of syncope would not cause extreme thirst! ...Read more
If they lose more: It is a balance between intake and output. If you lose more than 6 cups per day via heavy sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, or diuresis (lots of urination), then you develop dehydration. If this is not the case, then i doubt that you have dehydration. Severe dehydration causes kidney failure. ...Read more
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