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 I'm lookin for an anti-tobacco slogan, any1 got any?

 how can i make myself vomit?
i am a wrestler and i need to make weight. iwas doing fine cutting but i accidentally slipped up and ate a little too much food i want to get it out so i can make weight.
when i stick ...

 i'm becoming anorexic/bulimic and it's scaring me really bad.?
Can anyone please share stories or experiences. It's scary and I can't stop the cycle I've started.
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anorexia and bulimia go hand in hand. you avoid food ...

 I'm tired and fatigued all the time. Why?
I get what should be more than enough sleep at night (10hrs) but still, I'm tired all day and can barely muster the energy to make it through my classes. Even though I have plenty of things I...

 what do bloodtests feel like? do they hurt?
do they hurt more than a injection? holly long do they leave the needle in? does it take them along time to find a vein???...

 Did you ever have a colonoscopy?
I did today and I'm happy to report that I'm fine!!
I had a 7mm polyp which was removed but no cancer!
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LOL michael, I had a kidney stone removed ...

 Do I have insomnia?
I normally take like 2 seconds to fall asleep and recently its been taking me like a really long time like a few hours. When I do get to sleep, I wake up like every minute. What do I do?

 I am 5'4 and I weigh about 100plbs and I am 14 years young. I don't like food.?
I have an intense fear of gaining weight, food is my enemy, i make sure I eat under 500 cals a day, and I have been told alot that I have an eating disorder. Do I? I need help. Because I feel like I ...

 I want to know if Am bulimic!!?
well im 15 years old and one day i decided that i wanted to make my self trow up nd i did its been a week and i have mad myself throw up about 5 to 6 times and i wan to know if im bulimic... what can ...

 What is your average sleeping hours? 4, 6,8hrs....? Is 6 & ½ Normal?

 i think i have BO but i cant smell it??? how do i get rid of this smell and stop underarm sweating?plz help?

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wow everyone yes of course i take a shower i am a very clean person i shower at least twice a day and i use deoderant ...

 I have a fever of 101.7, what should I do?

 My daughter is getting really bad stomach aches?
shes 12 and gets these stomach aches. when she gets them she has to use the bathroom. she gets them almost every day! do you know whats wrong?...

 I can't keep my eyes open!?
I have anaemia and feel sleepy all the time (24/7) i feel like i'm half asleep all the time which is hard! I take strong iron tablets yet still really sleepy any other medication i could take ...

 Does anybody know what could be wrong with my boyfriend?
Over the past year or so, my boyfriend has never been happy. He gets down easily and often snaps at me over petty things (e.g. i asked him to test me on some psychology work for my exam and he began ...

 Is there bad breath cure?
Is there a cure for bad breathe?...

 my lips are frozen! HELP?
i cant move my lips that well sometimes which causes you to slur your speech. then i cant talk normally. they feel really stiff andhard to move....wat is this? im worried cause people notice this and ...

 what causes a black swollen leg?
someone hurt their leg and now its swollen and it turns blue/ black. The person is in hospital for treatment and their whole body began to swell. What's happening?...

 I get dizzy/ lightheaded, to the point of near fainting. I haven't fainted, but what could it be?
I have gone to the urgent care by where I live and they have said it is do to emotional stress anxiety which causes palpitations.

I get a racing pounding heart and I get dizzy and ...

 I'm an alcoholic?
On New Years eve I humiliated myself and my boyfriend at a bar by flirting with some dude I didn't even know. I have been a heavy drinker for 5 years and have decided that enough is enough. I ...

what causes dehydration?
I was at the dr on monday for a physical, they did a urine sample, and called me about an hour later saying to drink now, i was severely dehydrated. I drank more, but i never felt bad, so i dont know if it helped. I have been trying to drink more, and today had 3 bottles (16 oz) of water, and then had to go in to get my TB test read. While i was there, they had me do another urine sample to see if it was better. They said no, its still really severe dehydration. It was only early afternoon, so having drank in essence 6 glasses of water, i dont see how i would be dehydrated. They said since my doc wasnt in today, they would have her call me tommorow and tell me what to do. Im worried now...what could make me not hydrate? I havent been sick, no vomiting or diarrhea, no major exercise or heat...what can cause this to happen?

Faulty urine test, maybe?

6 glasses of water + moisture in food in a day is more than enough. Unless you're doing hard labour in the Sahara Desert, you shouldn't be severely dehydrated at all.

Also, 3 bottles = 16 fl. oz? Are Canadian and American measurements that different? A bottle of water here is probably about 40 - 50, if not more.

Get some fluids with electrolytes, Gatorade is good for that!

Nicole W
your cells need water and salt or other things so it could be equal with the amount of water and salt and other stuff in your blood. If you dont drink enough the water in your blood goes down and so now all u have is a small amount of water and all the salt. because of this your cells start giving water back to the blood causing your cells to shrink because of the lack of water. so basically its the lack of water but i wanted to explain it to u better. :)

Personal experience:
Dehydration is when the body does not have enough water fluid in it to keep it going. Although you may not feel any sideaffects at the moment, your body feels it. Fatigue, yellow urine, trouble urinating all of these are symptoms of dehydration. I have a real hard problem drinking water, but I have to because of kidney stones. I have been to the doctor too many times for dehydration and it can cause really bad headaches as well. You may feel small aches and pains that are caused from your severe dehydration,
How to fix it:
Drink more water! If you don't like the taste, go to the Dollar Store and buy the packets to flavor it. You still get the same hydration from it. People say Gatorade works, but water is the best. Dehydration, if done for a long enough period of time, can cause severe harm to your body and even death. Just drink water!

Stranger Danger
Sounds like you need to get a second opinion. If you were "severely" dehydrated, like they said, you'd know it.

Try a bottle of Gatorade.

sorry i can't help...if you find the answer, let me know please.

Lack of h2o in the system. Drink plenty of fluids, up the salt a bit too. Helps retain the water. Gatorade and fruits will help. Your skin shows dehydration the quickest. Saggy, when you grab a pinch of skin it takes a long time to go back down, dry lips (flaky), dry brittle hair...lot's of signs.

If your urine is clear, you are hydrated. If it is yellow, you are dehydrated. It doesn't make you sick to not be hydrated but in the long term it could affect you.

normal intake should be 1500ml-2000ml of fluids...

lack of water causes dehydration. Things that absorb water like salt or fiber can also do it.

A good trick to know if your drinking enough fluid is the colour and smell of your urine. If its dark and smells strong you NEED to drink more. Its a good sign if its almost colourless or lightly yellow.


Crazy Sexy Cool 69
No drinking enough, getting really nervous, sweating can cause dehydration.

Denise J
Did you just have your period?

Iunona C
Keep track of whatever else you eat/drink. Even if you drink enough water, coffee and alcohol can dehydrate you. They make you urinate more often. If you take vitamins, they might make your urine appear darker and if your doctor only LOOKS at the urine, then they might have not considered vitamins.

However, your doc probably knows better. You should probably ask them what you can do.

some things funny here ...
first u should be fine because u are getting lots of fluids..
secod if u were severly dyhidrated they would not let u leave the doc's
but im not shure
maby just keep the water up and after a week it may go away
but becarefull maby its something bad htat u dont know about till it hits???

stephen k
You could be burining it off with a high metabolism

you could have a sodium imbalance in your body which is causing the dehydration. excess levels of sodium in your blood can cause your body's cells to pull in water from your bloodstream, causing dehydration.

have you had your period recently? i know that with me in the past, i've bled alot during my cycle which has caused me to become dehydrated.

what concerns me though is why they didn't immediately do bloodwork or give you i.v fluids if they thought you were "severely" dehydrated. i would seek out a second opinion just to be safe

i hope all works out for you!!

Jaime L
your body needs alot of water especially when you are running or working out

Susan M
It may be a mineral imbalance of some sort. It is fortunate you found it before you have symptoms & outright sickness. Keep drinking. A naturopath once told my mother that celery juice is good for these types of problems. It is usually made with carrot or other juices.

Since you haven't been sick, no vomiting or diarrhea, no major exercise or heat, them are normally the reasons for it other then just not drinking enough fluids. Just increase your fluid intake and everything should be fine.

Just because you have some fresh water in your system, it soesn't mean that all your cells in your body are healthy and constantly hydrated. You might have an excess of toxins being released from your cells (happens after being dehydrated) so your best bet is to drink as much water as possible. Make sure you are getting enough salts, and electrolytes... electrolytes are very very important, and you can't just eat a lot of table salt to replenish your body.
Be good to your body, drink a lot!

diurectics could play a part. Basically, they are anything with caffeine and they dehydrate your cells and cause you to urinate more. More water out, leaves less water in, equals dehydration. Coffee, soda, even chocolate. Decrease diuretics, increase water. Other than that, ask your doctor! I've been dehydrated and I didn't feel any worse... but I had bad muscle aches, turns out thats what it was... there was no single reason that I found. You can monitor the color of your urine. It should be close to clear. Don't way way waaaaaaay overdo it as their is something called water intoxication that can kill you. Very rare, but does happen. 6 glasses of water is not that much... uness they are really really big glasses. You should be getting at least 64 ounces a day. I suggest getting a waterbottle with ounce markers and using that.

jj it is a condition in which the body contains an insufficient volume of water for normal functioning.
In humans, dehydration can be caused by a wide range of diseases and states that impair water homeostasis in the body. These include:

External or stress-related causes
Prolonged physical activity without consuming adequate water, especially in a hot and/or humid environment
Prolonged exposure to dry air, e.g., in high-flying airplanes (5-15% r.h.)
Survival situations, especially desert survival conditions
Blood loss or hypotension due to physical trauma
Shock (hypovolemic)
Infectious diseases
Yellow fever
Electrolyte disturbance
Hypernatremia (also caused by dehydration)
Hyponatremia, especially from restricted salt diets
Consumption of alcohol, caffeine or other diuretic substances.
Recent rapid weight loss may reflect progressive depletion of fluid volume. (The loss of 1 L of fluid results in a weight loss of 1 kg, or 2.2 lb.)[1]
Patient refusal of nutrition and hydration
Other causes of obligate water loss
Severe hyperglycemia, especially in Diabetes mellitus
Symptoms may include headaches similar to what is experienced during a hangover, a sudden episode of visual snow, decreased blood pressure (hypotension), and dizziness or fainting when standing up due to orthostatic hypotension. Untreated dehydration generally results in delirium, unconsciousness, swelling of the tongue[1] and in extreme cases death.

Dehydration symptoms generally become noticeable after 2% of one's normal water volume has been lost. Initially, one experiences thirst and discomfort, possibly along with loss of appetite and dry skin. This can be followed by constipation. Athletes may suffer a loss of performance of up to 30%[2], and experience flushing, low endurance, rapid heart rates, elevated body temperatures, and rapid onset of fatigue.

Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, decreased urine volume, abnormally dark urine, unexplained tiredness, lack of tears when crying, headache, dry mouth, and dizziness when standing due to orthostatic hypotension.

In moderate to severe dehydration, there may be no urine output at all. Other symptoms in these states include lethargy or extreme sleepiness, seizures, sunken fontanel (soft spot) in infants, fainting, and sunken eyes.

The symptoms become increasingly severe with greater water loss. One's heart and respiration rates begin to increase to compensate for decreased plasma volume and blood pressure, while body temperature may rise because of decreased sweating. Around 5% to 6% water loss, one may become groggy or sleepy, experience headaches or nausea, and may feel tingling in one's limbs (paresthesia). With 10% to 15% fluid loss, muscles may become spastic, skin may shrivel and wrinkle, vision may dim, urination will be greatly reduced and may become painful, and delirium may begin. Losses greater than 15% are usually fatal. [3]

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