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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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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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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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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

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My daughter says her doctor told her not to give any juices to her children because they have no medical value is this true? She is getting ready to limit her child to water only because she will not drink milk or any other soy or milk like products. Is t

Juice : Juice is basically sugar water and has very little nutritional value. It has been shown to contribute to both tooth decay, diarrhea, malnutrition and obesity. Eating the actual fruit loaded with fiber is a much healthier option. In 2001, the american academy of pediatrics released the following recommendations regarding fruit juice: "-juice should not be introduced into the diet of infants before 6 months of age. -infants should not be given juice from bottles or easily transportable covered cups that allow them to consume juice easily throughout the day. Infants should not be given juice at bedtime. -intake of fruit juice should be limited to 4 to 6 oz/d for children 1 to 6 years old. For children 7 to 18 years old, juice intake should be limited to 8 to 12 oz or 2 servings per day. -children should be encouraged to eat whole fruits to meet their recommended daily fruit intake." pediatrics vol. 107 no. 5 may 2001, pp. 1210-1213 american academy of pediatrics: the use and misuse of fruit juice in pediatrics many parents (including myself) opt to not give children any juice as long as they eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Since your grandchildren refuse milk products, their biggest nutrtional concerns are calcium and vit d - only found in a few fortified juice products anyway. There are other foods the children can eat high in these nutrients such as yogurt, cheese, fortified cereals, fortified bread, almonds, soy beans, and leafy greens such as broccoli and kale. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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