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Questions tagged [water]

A colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. It is supplied to houses or commercial establishments through pipes and taps.

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What is the best pH of drinking water?

I have seen that soft drinks are harmful to the body due to the very differing level of pH. I have also seen that our aged body become acid through time. And alkaline when young. The Physiological ...
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Is it not healthy way to boil water in plastic electric kettle?

I am planning to buy 1L electric kettle to make green tea as I live in a hostel. I live in India. Most of the products, in my budget, are made out of plastic and many comments under these product's ...
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Why could standard demineralized water be harmful?

Aside from the obvious (electrolyte loss), why could standard demineralized water be harmful? If you buy the usual demineralized water at the hardware store (for car batteries, steam irons, …) ...
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How long would someone be able to live if they suddenly became allergic to water?

Inspired by this tale - https://www.thefreelibrary.com/JUST+ONE+CUP+OF+WATER+COULD+KILL+LITTLE+HEIDI%3B+Girl%27s+deadly+allergy...-a061152595 Let's say someone is so allergic to H2O that a sip of ...
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Is it ineffective to drink cold water to cool down when you are warm?

I have heard many times that drinking cold water when you are warm is not an effective way to cool down. The most common supposed reason that I have heard is that the body needs to spend a ...
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Definition of a (food) calorie and burning food calories

From what I've been reading, a (food) calorie is defined to be the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water through 1 °C, equal to one thousand small calories and often used to ...
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Do most People Actually Manage To Drink 2 Litres Of Water A Day?

So, I try to drink a decent amount of water. But I can't drink anywhere near 2 litres a day (which apparently is the recommended daily intake). I do drink quite a few cups of coffee. And I'm aware ...
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How can I mitigate the risk of toxic compounds leeching from a water bottle?

Wikipedia says that: Research is ongoing as to whether plastic water bottles can leach hazardous chemicals into the water, especially when heated. And I know it's now fashionable for vendors to ...
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Health effect of using fat burners? [closed]

I want to know what is a health effect of using fat burners. As I know,after having fat burners need to drink more water. Does fat burners badly effect for health? Please explain it deeply?
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What actually happens when one takes cold shower? [duplicate]

What actually happens when one takes cold shower? It makes entire body feel fresh. Does cold water stimulate blood flow or nervous system? Is there any exact biological/scienrific explanation to what ...
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Would showering with germicidal water be beneficial or harmful?

Suppose a device was able to make water remove 99.99 % of bacteria on the incident surface (assuming that the water is germicidal by itself, whatever the reason – e.g. by means of an additive which ...
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Limited amount for drinking water?

I got a toothache few days ago and since holidays were here the dentists didn't work. It hurt day and night and the pain was extreme but luckily for me I figured out that cold water helped me. I ...
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Which one is more harmful for your kidneys, drinking more or less water?

Which is more harmful for your kidneys? Drinking more than enough water or having less than the minimum amount required?
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Hard water and cardiovascular problems

Wikipedia cites one 1970 study by Voors claiming that drinking hard water lessens the odds of dying from atherosclerosis. The stud itself even makes some bolder claims stratified by race, namely that ...
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What is the formula for calculating Body Water Percentage?

Given the available inputs of Gender Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) Fat (%) Muscle Mass (%) I know the Watson Formula calculates Total Body Water (in Litres) as TBW(Male) = 2.447 - 0.09156 X age + 0....
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Why do I feel dehydrated when I wake up very early? [closed]

Occasionally I have to get up very early for flights, surveys etc and only get a couple of hours sleep. As soon as I wake up, my throat feels completely dry and I am extremely dehydrated. The only way ...
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Filtered water vs boiled water

I live in Bombay, India. We boil our water here, and have done so for many years. I'm wondering if a serious water purifier e.g. RO + UV would be a better way to go. In this context, better means, ...
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How much water weight is it normal to lose while sleeping?

When you sleep, you sweat out and breathe out some water, but how much is normal to lose, assuming you're not actively trying to make yourself sweat?
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Is it safe to swim in a pool where the water is changed only once a year?

I read a recent paper that said that urine when combined with chlorine creates a compound which is known to be a carcinogen when swimming for over an hour daily or every other day…..given the fact ...
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What is the difference between soda water and water?

Assuming both water and soda water come from the same tap water source, and the soda water does not have any additives or flavoring. (aka not pop) What effect would soda water have on the human body ...
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Severely dehydrated. Any “quick” way to fix that?

I've been dehydrated (among other things) for the last 3 or so years due to stress and other factors, but I'm really beginning to feel it now. I am trying to drink water more, but that's hard when all ...
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Why do people infected with rabies have a fear of water?

Hydrophobia comes to mind when thinking of individuals infected by rabies... But is there a scientific/medical explanation as to why rabies, specifically, causes a fear to water, specifically? Is it ...
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How come when I drink water really fast I get nauseous

How come when I drink water really fast I get nauseous then I burp and I feel better. What causes this?
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Can juices fulfill requirement of water ?

As our body needs more water and I drink more juices than water. So, I want to ask that can juices fulfill requirement of water ? ?
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Effect of water consumption on rate of digestion

I drink a lot of water, a maximum of 0.5 liter per hour. Does this change the rate of digestion and are there any side effects for this kind of habit?
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Not taking bath or shower when sick

My parents would not let me to take a showers or take a bath because they claimed it would make you even more sick. Is there any evidence that taking a bath or shower when sick has negative effects?
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Are aluminum kettles dangerous?

Can long-term usage of aluminum kettles cause Altzheimer's or another disease, considering the fact that the water inside is heated to 100 C?
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Getting thirsty often even consuming water often- why? [closed]

I am getting thirsty often even consuming water often, more than 5 liters per day. Still I feel thirsty when I did not consuming water. Also I feel dry in my head always. I think it was the outcome of ...
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How much water does a 30 year old male need to drink daily?

I am a 30 year old male. My job requires me to sit at a desk from 9-6. While working, I often forget to drink water. One in a while, on some days, I do a few exercises after work. But most days I don'...
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Is drinking tap water safe in Île-de-France on a long term?

I work in Île-de-France (a region in France mainland), Orsay to be precise. I would be here atleast for 2 years. Should I be concerned of the long term health issues by drinking tap water on a ...
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Perfumes make me feel thirsty

Smelling perfumes or deodorant make me feel thirsty and I consume more water when I feel this. Does this has any impacts in my health or is it any side effect kind of thing?
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What is the average recovery time for cold and catarrh

I've been having cold and catarrh for the past one week. I don't want to disturb my parents about medicines, so I drink lots of water everyday, but doesn't seem to have any improvement. Q1: What is ...
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Consequences of habitual overconsumption of water?

I know the consequences of drinking too little water (dehydration then death), and drinking too much water within a period of time (also death), but what are the consequences of consistently drinking ...
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Does drinking hot water reduces paunch?

Does drinking hot water instead of cool water reduces paunch. In what way hot water helping to decrease the fat in the body ?
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How does “water therapy” work to treat muscle tension?

I read on http://www.spine-health.com/glossary/muscle-tension: Muscle tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is ...
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Does consuming raw onion make you thirsty?

Whenever I consume onion without cooking, I feel so thirsty. So I am drinking more water than normally. I am lean and my BMI level is below 18.5 . Is this the problem of my health or is there any ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

I knew the fact that drinking water more is good for health. 3 Liters per day is good enough for health. But I am drinking more than 10 liters per day. My question is does drinking water more than 10 ...
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How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?

How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have Visine eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?
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What to do if I swallowed some water into the lungs? [closed]

I was gargling my mouth with clean bottled water. I had taken a mouth full of water. While gargling, I accidentally swallowed some water into the lungs. I would estimate that the amount of water that ...
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Is it recommended to drink water during meals?

I have heard people say that it's not recommended to drink water in between meals. Ideally, water should be consumed about 1/2 hour before or 1/2 hour after meals. Is this true? Should we consume ...
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In drinking hot, warm, room temperature, or cold water - is water temperature proven to be connected with any health benefit?

Is there scientific proof that the temperature of water (e.g., above or below room temperature) in our water consumption is connected with any health benefit? Auyrveda testimonials I've seen online ...
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How long is stored tap water safe to be around (not drink)?

I've made some makeshift exercise weights by filling old water bottles with tap water and putting them into bags. Ill never drink the water but how long is it safe to store for? The reason I'm ...
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Limit of daily liquids - higher with electrolyte supplement?

I have been advised to consistently drink 100 (one hundred) oz of water/water-based liquids every day. I've done pretty well at keeping to that, but now that I have a cold, I'd like to drink more. On ...
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Why does hand lotion make me feel thirsty?

I noticed a few years ago that when I use hand lotion, I get thirsty. Is there any medical/scientific reason this happens?
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drinking natural diuretics for fluid recommendations

Yeo's Chrysanthemum Tea Drink makes me urinate. A lot. I could easily drink enough of the stuff to satisfy the daily fluid intake recommendations. However, the more I drink, the more often I have to ...
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Are water only fasts healthy? Can they cause headaches or other medical problems?

I have been using the below fasting protocol that I'd like to use for intermittent fasting - Fast duration - Sunday night (10-11pm) to Tuesday morning (4:30am) Consumed during fast - Only water (2-...
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What is the best way to obtain pure drinking water in the U S?

Tap water is awful in the U S. I am looking for a way to drink pure drinking water. I researched many options carbon filters is a basic option . However they do not remove fluoride distilled water ...
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When should I drink from the sea?

Just out of curiosity, consider the following situation. I'm going to die out of thirst and there is no source of water, but sea water. Should I drink it? OR it will just make things worse and make ...
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is saltwater bad or good for your skin?

After swimming into the sea, is it better take shower immediately or wait several hours? I found this on yahoo.anwers: Best Answer: Salt water can dry up the natural oils in your skin, and this ...
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What is the evidence that we need to drink 8 glasses of water each day?

We often hear the advice to drink 8 glasses of water each day. What evidence is there for this recommendation, and how was that amount determined?