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 330 49
Dehydration 38 5
Thirst 24 3
Bladder problems 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
Severe 0
Moderate 6
Mild 15
None 55

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Water

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 14
Bathroom visits 1
Bladder problems 1
Causes blood to thin 1
Constipation 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Water

Dosage Patients
2 L daily 17
1 L daily 12
3 L daily 7
4 L daily 6
1 other daily 2
5 L daily 2
6 other daily 2
15 L daily 2
daily 2
1 other weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Water

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Water

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 29

Stopped using Water

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 34
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 32
Not specified 39
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15 patient evaluations for Water

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Dec 28, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • 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 General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.31 L Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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Oct 22, 2012 (Started Oct 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Dehydration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for trapped wind)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Has the added value of making my breath smell great
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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