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Doc if i hve tonsils and i snore loudly in the nite....So is da snoring bcoz of tonsils?And also if i drink hot water can I get rid of snoring?

Doc if i hve tonsils and i snore loudly in the nite....So is da snoring bcoz of tonsils?And also if i drink hot water can I get rid of snoring?

Tonsils sleep apnea: Tonsils can block the airway at the back of your throat and this can cause snoring. Please discuss with your physician as this can be a sign of sleep apnea which puts you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much tap water say 12 glasses a day cause cancer? I mostly drink filtered water. I have 2-3 glasses around the time I go to bed.

Can drinking too much tap water say 12 glasses a day cause cancer? I mostly drink filtered water. I have 2-3 glasses around the time I go to bed.

Unlikely, however:: Pure water doesn't increase cancer risk. Unfortunately carcinogens can contaminate tap water but a good filter removes most of those. Unfortunately filters don't remove fluoride, which is often deliberately added and may increase risk of some cancers- see http://tinyurl.com/78mcgts Only 6 million people in the UK have fluoridated water- see http://tinyurl.com/z58x7kj If yours is then avoid it! ...Read more

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When a doctor says "drink plenty of fluids" does it have to be just water?

When a doctor says "drink plenty of fluids" does it have to be just water?

No.: We generally mean fluids in the mechanical sense. Something to keep you hydrated. If you are diabetic or have impaired fasting glucose it is probably not a great idea to overload on glucose containing fluids. ...Read more

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I drink too much water My doctor says that I should drink less water HEELP ?

I drink too much water My doctor says that I should drink less water HEELP ?

Excessive water: drinking can wash out certain chemical in the body and cause physical and mental symptoms. Ask your doc abut how much water is best to drink for you and please stick to that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say to drink lots of water when you are constipated, doesn't it just make you feel more bloated?

Why do doctors say to drink lots of water when you are constipated, doesn't it just make you feel more bloated?

It's the truth: Many cases of constipation are due to inadequate water intake. Water should not make you bloated as it is absorbed into the tissues or passes through into the colon very quickly. More water in the colon creates softer stools that move more quickly through the colon. ...Read more

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Just curious. Why do doctors always say get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water? How do these help the healing process?

Just curious. Why do doctors always say get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water? How do these help the healing process?

Good question: Good question. Your body is primarily water which is lost through daily activities. It is important to replenish this. Many healing processes occur during sleep and is hormone related. Just think about how well you function mentally and physically when sleep deprived and dehydrated. ...Read more

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I have had braces for a year now&I just started to get lightheadedness. I eat regularly, drink lots of water. I went to the doctor&he says its nothing?

I have had braces for a year now&I just started to get lightheadedness. I eat regularly, drink lots of water. I went to the doctor&he says its nothing?

Unrelated: Braces and lightheadedness are unrelated. Lightheadedness usually indicates vertigo of mild nature. You can try OTC Meclizine in dosage which can be gradually increased upto 50 mg 3x/day with supervision from your PCP. ...Read more

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My doctor says that if you drink water with sweets like mints it will cancel out the sugars damage. Could lower risk of diabetes too?

My doctor says that if you drink water with sweets like mints it will cancel out the sugars damage. Could lower risk of diabetes too?

Bull. Get a new doc!: Let me restate: if you drink sugar, it will cancel out sugar and stop you from having a sugar problem. Here's what i would tell you: lower your carbohydrate intake, decrease the burden on your pancreas, keep your weight to a bmi in the mid-20s, exercise, and drink water. Living a healthy lifestyle will lower your risk of diabetes. Nothing 'cancels out' sugar damage. ...Read more