What is Water?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Generic Name: Water

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 Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 316 35
Dehydration 37 3
Bladder problems 24 3
Fatigue 24 4
Thirst 23 4
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 19 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Water"

Severe
0
Moderate
7
Mild
13
None
44

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Water

Urinary frequency 15
Tiredness 1
Sleepiness 1
Causes blood to thin 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Swelling Generalized 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Water)
Dosage Patients
daily 33
1 L daily 102
1.5 liter daily 9
2 L daily 205
3 L daily 72
4 L daily 45
5 L daily 15
6 L daily 14
8 L daily 19
8 other daily 13
Why Patients Stopped Using Water (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 4
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Not indicated 1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Water

Duration

Currently Using Water
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 115
Stopped Using Water
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
26 41%
Usually
29 45%
Sometimes
9 14%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
2 3%
Somewhat
8 13%
A little
22 34%
Not at all
32 50%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
2 6%
$25-49
2 6%
< $25
29 88%
Last updated:

14 patient evaluations for Water

freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
POTS

See freka's full Water history

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Oct 14, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dehydration: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
creedy
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creedy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:13y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See creedy's full Water history

May 16, 2011 (Started Jan 27, 1989)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Kidney stone: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 L Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
psyclops
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psyclops
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
53 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

See psyclops's full Water history

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 1960)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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