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Water (Overview)

Is a chemical compound with the formula h2o, containing 1 oxygen & 2 hydrogen atoms. It is a liquid at temperatures above 0'c at sea level. It covers 71% of the earth's surface & is vital for all life forms. Drinking water is essential, even though it contains no calories & no organic nutrients. It is a universal solvent with many uses, such as drinking, agriculture, transportation, heat , etc.


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Is too much water bad?

Is too much water bad?

It can be bad: Drinking too much water can lead to severe disturbances of electrolytes in your blood which can cause devastating medical problems. Your best bet is to drink pure water whenever you are thirsty. If you are going to be working outside in a hot environment then drinking enough water to prevent thirst is ok. Just don't over do it. ...Read more

Water (Overview)

Is a chemical compound with the formula h2o, containing 1 oxygen & 2 hydrogen atoms. It is a liquid at temperatures above 0'c at sea level. It covers 71% of the earth's surface & is vital for all life forms. Drinking water is essential, even though it contains no calories & no organic nutrients. It is a universal solvent with many uses, such as drinking, agriculture, transportation, heat , etc.


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Can one overdose on water?

Can one overdose on water?

Yes: It takes an awful lot and is very uncomfortable to ingest that amount, but you can get sick from too much water at one time. ...Read more

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What is an all water diet ?

What is an all water diet ?

Bad idea: A good way to end up in the hospital. If you are going to do something radical, why not go out and run with a group of fitness-minded friends? You may discover you like it, that it's a lifestyle you can adopt, and there will be no more need for crazy, painful, dangerous diets. ...Read more

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Is iced water bad for health?

No: It's ok for health. What did you hear? Why do you think it may be bad? ...Read more

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Is too much water bad for you?

Absolutely!: Very rarely water, just like any other substance, can be considered a poison when over-consumed in a short period of time. Water intoxication mostly occurs when water is being consumed in a high quantity without giving the body the proper nutrients it needs to be healthy. It may adversely affect the brain due to an electrolyte imbalance. It is, however, considered the least toxic chemical. ...Read more

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Is boiled water is more clean?

Is boiled water is more clean?

Less contaminated: Boiling water will kill living organisms in the water. It will not remove solid and minerals. So boiled water is less contaminated but not clean in other ways. It is one way to allow water to be ingested when there is a risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is too much water bad for you?

Is too much water bad for you?

Depends : Occassionally people with psychotic polydipsia and SIADH can drink to much water and will have electrolyte abnormalities that may require restriction. Most of the time it is hard to drink excess water body hemostasis will regulate taste. ...Read more

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What is a water-borne disease?

What is a water-borne disease?

See below: A water-borne disease means the infection is from an organism (e.g. bacteria) that normally exists in contaminated water. Usually for water-borne diseases, you have to ingest it to get sick (either directly or by accident like bathing or being in a river for example). ...Read more

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Does a two week old need water?

Does a two week old need water?

No: She should get all her fluid needs from breast milk or formula. Please do not supplement with water, as this will reduce her calorie intake. ...Read more

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Does water make you look young?

Does water make you look young?

H2O: No. That is the simple answer. But, being well hydrated keeps your skin healthy. ...Read more

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Is 5 litres of water a day bad?

Not necessarily: You live in Texas. If you are active, out in the heat some, are in good health, then this is an ok amount. ...Read more

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What foods are highest in water?

What foods are highest in water?

Watermelon and .....: I presume you are talking of solid foods and not beverages, the latter of which is mostly water (exception is alcohol). Fruits have a high water content. Sufgest doing a search for foods with with highest water co tent. ...Read more

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How can I get my water to break?

How can I get my water to break?

I want my baby now: You do nothing. You do not force this. Once the water breaks you have 24 hours to deliver the child. Anything longer can lead to dangerous outcomes for your baby. Please do not force this natural process to happen any sooner than is safe. Your obstetrician will know when it is safe to 'induce' your labor if you fail to start on your own. ...Read more

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Its 5 litres of water a day bad?

Yes it is: About 3 liters too much. % liters places you at risk for hemolysing your blood. (red blood cells will burst). ...Read more

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What causes water to break early?

What causes water to break early?

Infxn/pressure/other: Rom is the rupture of membranes causing amniotic fluid to leak from the bag of waters. Prom or premature rupture of membranes before onset of labor. Preterm premature rupture of membranes occurs before a pregnancy reaches term. No matter why/when it occurs, an opening in the amniotic membrane or bag of waters sets in motion events that can lead to intection. So doctors may need to take action. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate water weight?

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How can I eliminate water weight?

Limit Na & fluid: First you should find out why you are retaining water if you don't already know. Some of the common causes include venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease or liver diseae. Try to limit salt and fluid intake. Diuretics may be beneficial in some cases. But you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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HOw Can I Break My Water At Home?

HOw Can I Break My Water At Home?

Not a good idea!: Breaking your water at home by yourself is not a good idea. You are likely to introduce infection. Why are you contemplating doing something like that? You should go to a hospital for childbirth. ...Read more