What is Water?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Water is a vital chemical substance to all life on Earth, required by humans at a volume of around 2 litres per day. During illness many factors may lead to dehydration including medications, reduced intake, difficulty swallowing so supplemental intake of water may be an essential intervention.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 332 53
Dehydration 38 5
Bladder problems 23 3
Thirst 23 3
Fatigue 22 3
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 20 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 6
Mild 17
None 58

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Water

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frequent urination 15
Bladder problems 1
Constipation 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Folic acid deficiency 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Water

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 L daily 10
1 L daily 6
3 L daily 4
6 other daily 2
1 other daily 1
1.89 L daily 1
2.5 L daily 1
3.31 L daily 1
4 L daily 1
6 L daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Water

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 7
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Water

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 21

Stopped using Water

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 34
Usually 35
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 44
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 34
Not specified 41
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15 patient evaluations for Water

Jul 6, 2020 (Started Jul 19, 1960)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 1960)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 12, 2020 (Started Sep 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 L Daily
Advice & Tips: My skin got softer over time. I stopped drinking diet soda. It perked me up to drink an 5 oz glass especially in the afternoon. I suggest 2liters daily...hard for me.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for toxin removal)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 28, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.31 L Daily
Advice & Tips: Never dehydrated, skin is less dry, and over all core feels great!

Oct 13, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.31 L Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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