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Water Retention And Alcohol Consumption
Circular question: Excessive implies that the damage has occurred. Coffee and water in normal amounts have no ill effect on renal function. Avid coffee drinkers are not prone to renal disease. Over ingestion of water can occur in psychiatric conditions and in exercise induced hyponatremia. Ingestion of water during "raves" especially with the use of "ectasy" can result in severe hyponatremia. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will kick in mechanisms to bring it back up and often over corrects it initially. Fasting for short periods is good for health - reduced caloric intake is the only proven method of life extension - meaning we all eat way more than we need! think paleo diet. ...Read more
It should not: Keeping well hydrated is very important during pregnancy, mild ankle swelling at the end of the day can normal in the third trimester as the uterus grow and compress the inferior vena cava (main vein draining the legs). Excess salt may however lead to increased water retention. ...Read more
Low sodium: Drinking free water will dilute the level of sodium in the serum but only cutting down on adding salt to foods or not drinking soda with high sodium content can decrease the amount you intake. Will not advise increasing free water intake to lower sodium but modifying your diet should do the trick. ...Read more
Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive water: No drinking excessive water is not the answer to excessive eating. Excessive water consumption can lead to its own metabaolic problems. The answer to excessive eating is to get into a good eating disorder program, with a counselor, dietician, medical doctor, and a psychiatrist. You may need inpatient or outpatient treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking lots of fluids will help avoid orthostatic hypotension. Is plain filtered water enough or electrolyte water preferred?
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Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?
Is drinking/cooking only with distilled water harmful? Increased acidec levels of liquids and depletes needed minerals in food making it toxic?
No: Drinking/cooking with distilled water is unlikely to cause any problems. ...Read more
Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more
Caffeine: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more
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