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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Drinking Distilled Water

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I drink about a liter of water a day is that fine or dangerous?

I drink about a liter of water a day is that fine or dangerous?

One liter/day: Hi ~ depends on how energetic you are.. If you are a lumbarjack ~ way too little, running long distance, too little. Normally we take in about 1.5 -2.5 liters per day at REST and more with exericse.The bodys THIRST mechanism is very finely tuned and the moment you start running dry, you get THIRSTY and you'll find water for sure. Its a very powerful drive. Your body will tell u if u need water ! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink the water in vietnam?

Is it dangerous to drink the water in vietnam?

I would not drink: water from the tap or water served in restaraunts that is not poured from a sealed bottle in front of you. Also, don't eat food served by vendors that is soaking in water (such as sugar cane). I say this because having lived in Asia - the special "drinking water" that may be provided is often contaminated. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink too much water right after intense exercise?

Is it dangerous to drink too much water right after intense exercise?

How much is too much: Depending on how long and how intensely and the conditions in which you exercised you lose a lot of water from your body.An averaged sized person can lose up to 2 liters[128oz or about 2 quarts] of water for the first hour or then a little less for each aditional hour in hot enviroment. You need to replace what you lose and you probably can safely double that amount. The timing should not matter. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous/bad if you don't eat at all?My friend is desperate to lose weight and he's doing this.He's drinking a lot of water.He's being active 2

Is it dangerous/bad if you don't eat at all?My friend is desperate to lose weight and he's doing this.He's drinking a lot of water.He's being active 2

Extreme dieting is: dangerous, even life-threatening. Weight loss needs to be supervised by a doctor. Blood sugar can go out of balance and cardiac issues can result just for starters. Spectracell lab in Texas has a good nutritional lab panel that can become the basis of a good food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is drinking around two bottles of perrier water a day cumulatively dangerous for the operation of the kidneys?

Is drinking around two bottles of perrier water a day cumulatively dangerous for the operation of the kidneys?

No: Perrier water is just water. Unless there are dangerous chemicals in the water due to poorly regulated manufacturing, it will not hurt your kidneys....Unless you only drink two small bottles a day and nothing else leading to dehydration, which can hurt your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?

Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?

In context.: Drinking 60 oz of water (doesn't have to be distilled) is adequate for hydration. That amount of water, in general, doesn't have any health effects as long as you're healthy otherwise (no kidney disease, &c). However the "detox" plan & its duration isn't generally advisable. Detox is nutritionally deficient & you can get electrolyte problems. Check w/ your doctor before starting any "fad" diets. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis. ...Read more

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I drink about 40 ounces of water before my 5mile run and i over heat even in cooler temps. Its getting dangerous i get goose bumps and i'm not sweatin?

I drink about 40 ounces of water before my 5mile run and i over heat even in cooler temps. Its getting dangerous i get goose bumps and i'm not sweatin?

Heat injury: Sounds like you did more than over heat in the past. The symptoms you describe are attributable to heat exhaustion. Thing is once you have had a heat exhaustion you are prone to it. I would add some electrolytes before running as well with gatorade. If that doesn't help, see a sports med doctor, . ...Read more

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Hello doctor, yesterday my friend told me to not drink cold water after meal, he said it's dangerous, i don't believe it. it's "true" or "false?

Hello doctor, yesterday my friend told me to not drink cold water after meal, he said it's dangerous, i don't believe it. it's "true" or "false?

False.: Drinking cold water, before, during, or after a meal is not dangerous. Have you ever seen Americans and their beverages? We put tons of ice in everything we drink. ...Read more

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I've drink ice cold water and now I have a pain in my throat, I have a 4month old baby am i danger for him now?

I've drink ice cold water and now I have a pain in my throat, I have a 4month old baby am i danger for him now?

Pain in throat: The pain in your throat may have nothing to do with drinking ice water. Consult your doctor about having a throat culture to rule out strep throat or other pathology. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of bottled water. Noticed dipotassium phosphate was listed in the ingredients. Will this raise my potassium levels to a dangerous level?

I drink a lot of bottled water. Noticed dipotassium phosphate was listed in the ingredients. Will this raise my potassium levels to a dangerous level?

Water and K: 44 M from tx drinks lots of water some for which contains K. find out how many mg is in each bottle and then calculate how much you are drinking a day. Most can consume more that 5,000 mg a day with no problem and suspect the is very little in what you are drinking. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink distilled water?

No: It certainly won't hurt, but just like everything else in life... Do not overdo it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink distilled water?

Is it okay to drink distilled water?

Usually yes: Generally, distilled water that you would find at a grocery store was made from drinking water, so it is fine to drink. However, distilled water from other sources may not be safe to drink. For example, if you take water from an industrial source that would not be safe to drink and then distill it, the distilled water may still contain enough impurities that it is unsafe for human consumption. ...Read more

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I bought a jug of distilled water, it tastes amazing! But I was told that it's not for drinking. Is this true?

I bought a jug of distilled water, it tastes amazing! But I was told that it's not for drinking. Is this true?

Not at all true: Hi. No, that's not true. Tap water and most bottled water does have low amounts of electrolytes in it/them. Distilled water has removed virtually all electrolytes and most organics. However, it's fine for drinking. So go ahead and enjoy it! Bon app├ętit! ...Read more

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I have been drinking/cooking with distilled water and recently heard this is not good for you...Please advise!

I have been drinking/cooking with distilled water and recently heard this is not good for you...Please advise!

Not necessarily: I suppose some could argue that trace minerals in some water supplies are helpful to humans & you could miss out on the protective benefits of fluoride.That said, i see no real downside to using this as much as you want. ...Read more

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Buying water that says steam distilled w/added flouride to make my 23 day old formula. Just wondering if its safe for him to drink?

Yes, it is safe: Small amounts of Fluoride are both safe and help protect the erupted teeth from tooth decay. Like vitamin c, iron, oxygen, and other things to much is not good. To much Fluoride over an extended time can cause dental fluorosis of permanent teeth and in extreme cases skeletal fluorosis. This will not happen from drinking water that is optimally fluoridated. ...Read more

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Is it okay that my baby is drinking a mineral water instead of distilled water? She's turning 3 years old this coming August. Thanks!

Is it okay that my baby is drinking a mineral water instead of distilled water? She's turning 3 years old this coming August. Thanks!

Yes: Any water source that you consider safe enough for you is safe enough for her.She can benefit from many of the minerals. I don't use distilled water for my babies, but understand that you want the best for your baby. ...Read more

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Hi goodevening! For my baby's drinking water, can i use mineral water instead of distilled water? Thank you in advance and godbless.

Hi goodevening! For my baby's drinking water, can i use mineral water instead of distilled water? Thank you in advance and godbless.

Not recommended: Mineral water may contain levels of sodium or other chemicals that are difficult for young kidneys to deal with. By 2 years of age, this is likely no longer a concern. Distilled does not have any of those problems, but remember that the child requires fluoride supplementation. ...Read more

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Is distilled water the best available water to drink? I heard that it leaches out inorganic minerals & toxins that build up with everyday metabolism.

Not true: There are no particular health benefits to distilled water over regular water. If you do an internet search you find sites that say distilled water is good for you, distilled water is bad for you. I say it's neither, it's just distilled water. ...Read more

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Can u drink 2 much water?

Can u drink 2 much water?

2 much H2O: Yes. Look up psychogenic polydipsia. Can lead to electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more