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Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Need evaluation: Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. You need to be evaluated to determine why the kidneys hurt. There may be an obstruction or infection. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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If a drug is hard on your liver is there anything you can do to assist your liver? Ie, drink lots of water???

If a drug is hard on your liver is there anything you can do to assist your liver?  Ie, drink lots of water???

Here's some ideas...: The liver performs amazing functions but it is sensitive to injury. Avoid concomitant ingestion of drugs with alcohol, don't exceed recommended doses of prescribed & OTC agents, take no supplements without a doctor's advice (many cause liver injury), no recreational drugs or "liver detoxes", minimize coincident known risks (e.g. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) more), & explore alternatives with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Other than eating and drinking the right things what are the best things i can do to improve my immune system?

Other than eating and drinking the right things what are the best things i can do to improve my immune system?

Sleep & exercise: Daily activity of 20-30 minutes adequate sleep (so you feel rested and make it through the day) turn off screens and settle down before bed find some friends to share activities you both enjoy laugh consider journaling, reading, writing letters volunteer and/or do things to help others there is great research supporting the idea that by helping others, we make ourselves more healthy. Best! ...Read more

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What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

Don't test: Cough syrup is generally safe to use as it is directed and formulated. Altering the ingredients is not safe and not recommended. ...Read more

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If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

May be, but: Usually infection will have other symptoms like burning urination, fever, or frequency of urination. Without these symptoms you may or may not have uti. You need urinalysis to confirm. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or kidney stones. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get chips out of your system? Other than not eating them.

What is a good way to get chips out of your system? Other than not eating them.

Can't : The chips breakdown quickly and if you want the calories out then walk 4 miles for every handful of chips. ...Read more

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In the middleof drinking what is the best way to get him to stop when asking for more alcohol what else can I do and does putting water in beer help?

In the middleof drinking what is the best way to get him to stop when asking for more alcohol what else can I do and  does putting water in beer help?

Real tough: No answer for this. If he is already intoxicated, he will unlikely be able to adapt behavior. Drinking issues need to be addressed when he is singer. ...Read more

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If i'm going to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night, what is the best way to make the most of that and ensure that i feel as well-rested as i can?

If i'm going to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night, what is the best way to make the most of that and ensure that i feel as well-rested as i can?

By getting the best: Quality of sleep possible. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more

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What can be done to gain fat on lower leg portion or leg ? is there a way to do so , with the help of diet plan or something else.

What can be done to gain fat on lower leg portion or leg ? is there a way to do so , with the help of diet plan or something else.

Can't direct fat: One cannot direct New fat tissue to only the legs. New fat tends to localize at first to the abdomen. Build leg girth by exercising and putting on leg muscle. Many people are genetically programmed to have thin legs,however. Perhaps a physical trainer could help you. ...Read more

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What are the best protein drinks to drink when you have Gastritis and what is the best Gastritis diet to treat Gastritis?

What are the best protein drinks to drink when you have Gastritis and what is the best Gastritis diet to treat Gastritis?

Try lean meat: Why protein drinks? It's better to eat whole foods, with your protein coming from lean meat (especially fatty fish) and vegetable sources. Keep portion sizes small in order to avoid acid reflux from a full stomach, and to aid digestion. Have you found the cause for your gastritis; are you avoiding offending foods, and taking your prescription remedy (if any)? Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What causes you to feel like there is gas in your lower part of your stomach and it just set there and you are constipated. And you keep burpin?

What causes you to feel like there is gas in your lower part of your stomach and it just set there and you are constipated. And you keep burpin?

Chronic constipation: Think about your colon! it has to move that heavy load of old stool. A bowel regimen is indicated. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily. Water and juices up to 1.5 liters daily, fiber tablets, laxatives (milk of magnesium or miralax), stool softeners, probiotics, and walking are all non-prescription things you can use for your bowel regimen. If you have fever or vomiting, get evaluated. ...Read more

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I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?

I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?

Supportive meajures: Hydration, rest, vitamins. There is also a homeopathic medication named ENGYSTOL that will increase your immune response to the virus. Is OTC. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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