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Fluid Intake Vs Output
Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:58 PM
I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:14 PM
"A wild patience has taken me this far..."
Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:40 PM
Edited by Stand117711, 30 May 2011 - 06:41 PM.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:27 AM
You also shouldn't just look at the volume of output as it has to be taken into consideration with the level of concentration of the urine that is actually passed - something they always do in lab's to analyse whether there are actual problems with intake versus output. Circulation will also affect how much urine output there is, low circulation usually lowering output and found in combination with higher fluid retention.
Since you have just been in the hospital your body was probably replacing fluids on a cellular level and parts of you would have been healing hence the low fluid output you may also have been a little toxic from chemical building up at the time so some water would have been retained. Don't forget you can always promote renal function through thiings like cranberry juice which flush out toxins naturally and act as a natural diuretic. Caffeine is used by some to promote renal & kidney function too if you can tolerate drinking coffee.
Drinking lots of water is obviously recommended also and the intake of about 4L/per day seems similar to what I have heard specialists tellpeople for SCI.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:55 AM
Coffee and beer tend to go through more quickly than water and juices, in my case.
But, everything that I take in comes out equally in the end. At least I'm guessing it does . . . . who's counting?
Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:07 AM
I think alot has to do with which beverage you're drinking. Some drinks just seem to multiply and some seem to disappear.
Okay EC , are YOU trying to imply something? Phsycho ....who...men...everyday.
I apologize to all women everywhere and also to Stand117711 but that one was like a big thickly iced chocolate cake left on a kitchen counter!
You just cannot help sticking your finger in the icing and having a taste. Door wide open so I had to take the opportunity.
Edited by Edinburgh Colin, 31 May 2011 - 06:08 AM.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:24 AM
I can tell you got caught with your finger in the icing bowl more than once. Can't say that I can blame you for that. Chocolate frosting is just way too tempting.
Kids cakes with smarties on the top! or with chocolate buttons, mmmm yyuummmyy!!!
Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:03 PM