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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?
Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more
I am a lineman for my company! What can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!
Electrolyte containing drink will do but make certain that you drink enough PLAIN WATER! Follow your won body. It "tells you" when you need water...you get THIRSTY. ..THIRST indicates you need plain water. Sweating will result in Sodium loss as well thus the electrolyte "drinks" during the day. CARRY BOTH!
Hope this helps! DO NOT FORGET SUN BLOCK!!!!
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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 more
What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade? I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you! Thanks
I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?
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 more
Hi there, I'm in Hawaii visiting family from Australia. Iv been experiencing vomiting that I'm sure is from anxiety is there anything you can prescribe or suggest I take for the next few days? Iv been drinking plenty of water and sports drinks
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Should I take magnesium tablet daily? I drink filtered water so no magnesium. I eat irregularly, do sport, fatigue after stress and too high T wave.
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
Hi my 9 year old played sports yesterday and then had a huge drink of tap water and has had severe stomach pain since then - from 6 o'clock last night?
I'm a teen who plays sports, I don't drink much water at all and I've had sharp stomach pain and green feces? Is this water related? It only happened to me one day but im just curious? They were really sharp stomach pains though but they went away after I
Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet or viral illness. If you have a persistent change in your stool habits, you should contact your physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern.
Your symptoms are unlikely related to your water intake during exercise. ...Read more
When I play sports most of the time my throat feels dry like around my right tonsil area, even If I'm hydrated & drinking water. How can I relieve it?
See your doctor: Dry throat is a pretty common condition and it can be associated with many different conditions. Here are just a few: nasal allergies and/or chronic sinus congestion might create drainage down the back of the throat, which could give a sensation of dryness. Rarely, dry throat is a symptom of a serious medical problem. If concerned see your PCP for more information. ...Read more
Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane at the same time? I drink a lot of water already for sports. I play football and baseball/workout.
Not Recommended: As a pediatrician I need to caution you about the use of creatine - we still don't know what the potential long-term effects are. It is really discouraged in growing teens. Taking the combination you mentioned puts a lot of stress on your kidneys, even if you are drinking "plenty" of water. ...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?
Its cheap and easy to get, and you probably don't need much more for activities less than an hour in normal weather.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/46379-gatorade-sports-drink-vs.-water/. ...Read more
Usually Not: If you sweat for less than 2 hours, water is usually best. After 2 solid hours, it's advisable to replenish electrolytes. However, the typical sports drink contains far too little sodium and far too much sugar. To make an effective rehydration solution, for every 2 cups of sports drink add 2 cups water, and 1/2 tsp salt. Or, start from scratch. Recipe: http://rehydrate. Org/solutions/homemade. Htm. ...Read more
I am allergic to most sport drinks, and it takes a lot of water for me to feel fully hydrated. What is the best way for me to rehydrate?
Determine allergy: Water and electrolytes are critical to rehydration, particularly during strenuous activity, and in hot weather. Sports drinks are fine. They contain a variety of different ingredients. Determination of exactly what the allergy is would be helpful in being able to avoid the allergen. An allergist might be able to help. ...Read more
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 more
I have been having pale, if not clear urine. I have cut back my water and having more sports drinks with little success. Have dry skin, chapped lips.
Are you taking: A diuretic, or drinking alcohol or excessive caffeine? This can cause clear and frequent urination. If not, clear urine is a sign of being well hydrated. I would not alter your fluid intake based on having very slightly yellow urine. If your urine was very dark, that’s often an indication to drink more fluids, but the reverse situation you describe requires no change in consumption. ...Read more
Apple juice/lemonade: Old rule of thumb: if your pee looks like lemonade [not pink lemonade! ], then you're probably drinking enough water. But if your pee is as dark as apple juice, then probably you should drink more. Check out this water calculator here: http://nutrition.About. Com/library/blwatercalculator. Htm. ...Read more
Water Intake: According to mayo clinic, in a temperate climate a man’s adequate intake (ai) is about 3 liters of water per day ; a woman’s about 2.2 liters. However more fluid is needed if you are exercising, losing fluid through illness or in a hot climate. ...Read more
Can be: There are conditions where drinking too much water can alter your chemistry causing serious problems in electrolyte balance. The most common is a drop in sodium and this can cause seizures. Consuming food and adequate water (in general we in the us likely consume too little water) is healthy. Beverages containing electrolytes might be an option but sometimes contain sugar. ...Read more
64 oz of H20 or more: On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz). If you're working out and sweating or it is hot enough to cause you to sweat you should increase your water consumption accordingly. In addition, if you drink significant amounts of caffeine you should increase water intake secondary to caffeine's diuretic effect. ...Read more
Some people say that mineral water has high mineral content which is good for you. It depends on the source of the mineral water. You should make sure it comes from an actual mineral water.
Carbonated water is not the same as mineral water. It can actually leach bone from your bones because of its high phosphorus content. ...Read more
Lots!: Water removes the toxins from our body and keeps us healthy and fresh, keeps skin healthy, prevents lots of diseases and lots more! ...Read more
Can be dangerous: Drinking abnormally large amounts of water can be dangerous. This causes major electrolyte abnormalities and can have very serious consequences. ...Read more
Death: Nearly all deaths related to water intoxication in normal individuals have resulted either from water drinking contests in which individuals attempt to consume large amounts of water, or long bouts of intensive exercise during which electrolytes are not properly replenished, yet huge amounts of fluid are still consumed. ...Read more
Mostly: Psychological. There is no compelling scientific data demonstrating that bottled water has more health benefits than most municipal water supplies. ...Read more
Room Temperature: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm. Wordpress. Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more
Health benefits: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more
It can be: There is a great deal of controversy on how much water people generally need, but it depends on the climate and how much physical activity you engage in. Generally, people really do not need much free water, because 60% of our food is composed of water&our diet provides enough for most people. If kidneys are normal, excessive water is urinated out. However, water intoxication is serious for some ...Read more